11.200 Lajogi


23 (Thu) July 2020

Lajo Gi


at Shanghai

-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-

with the Family

Very pleased by our first experience with Shanghai via delivery, I was curious to try the food in person at the restaurant.

As I’ve mentioned before (probably many many times), dining in at a neighborhood Chinese joint in Korea is a bit unusual, which is why they’re almost always completely empty; I’d estimate 90% of their business is delivery, 10% dine-in, 0% takeout (well, maybe on rare occasions, but I’ve never done it or seen it or heard of it).

Lajo gi is a Korean-Chinese dish.  The Chinese characters break down as “la(辣)(spicy) + jiao(椒)(chili) + gi(鷄)(chicken).”  In Korea, the dish involves deep-fried pieces of chicken, which are stir-fried with mushrooms, bamboo shoots, and other vegetables in a mildly spicy glaze.  Very similar to gganpung gi, which is a bit spicier and heavy on the garlic, no veg.

As with most Korean-Chinese dishes, I have no idea what the original dish, if any, is like.

Though I think that I prefer the simplicity of the restaurant’s gganpung gi.

It was good.

(For more details about the food, see WHAT)

(For more details about the venue, see WHERE IN KOREA)

2 thoughts on “11.200 Lajogi

  1. As someone with a Chinese background, I just want to say that every time you post a Chinese-Korean dish I find myself slightly baffled, as almost none of them look remotely familiar to me.

    1. it is indeed baffling that korea is so close to china, and yet the chinese food here is so different. i think it’s like how US is next door to mexico, and yet Taco Bell is definitive for most americans.

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