26 (Sat) October 2019
at Jjambbong Janggun
-Malate, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-
with the Family
Hwangje Jjambbong is a Korean-Chinese dish. A deluxe version of the basic jjambbong – “hwangje” = “emperor” – with a whole octopus, two whole shrimp, scallop on the half-shell, and loads of mussels. As far as I’m aware, it’s not an established dish, certainly not a common dish, perhaps proprietary to this restaurant.
The seafood looked impressive, but surprisingly didn’t contribute much to the flavor. More of a hassle to pause and cut up the octopus, peel the shrimp, and fish out the mussels. Totally not worth 800 pesos.
The photo doesn’t show scale, but the bowl was double in size of the other bowls.
About a third of the volume was comprised of mussels, which nobody touched.
Try Every Item at Jjambbong Janggun (TEIJJ). I am eating my way through the menu, only 15 items in all – now 6 down, 9 remaining.
- 10.271 Chadol Jjambbong
- 10.281 Jikhwa Jjambbong
- 10.286 Tagliatelle alla Bolognese (Baek Jjambbong)
- 10.294 Hwangje Jjambbong