3 (Mon) August 2020
Goguma Julgeori Namul
-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-
with the Family
Jigane (지가네) is a Korean restaurant. Specializes in fish braises (jjim) and stews (jjigae), with emphasis on agu and dongtae.
It’s one of the few serious (= sells booze) restaurants in our predominantly residential neighborhood (see also 11.195 Gwangeo Hoe), which mostly has small informal eateries catering to families with young children.
Goguma julgeori namul (고구마 줄거리 나물) is a Korean dish. A type of namul consisting of sweet potato (goguma) stems (julgeori), blanched then seasoned with soy sauce, sesame oil, and garlic. Served as a banchan.
We had come for the agu jjim, which was fine, but we were really impressed by the excellent banchan, especially the sweet potato stems. I couldn’t recall any prior experience with them. The stems had a delicate sweet flavor, though not really like sweet potatoes, but they were ideal in carrying the flavors of the seasonings, so expertly done here. Requesting multiple refills, we eventually ate out the restaurant’s entire supply.
(For more details about the food, see WHAT)
(For more details about the venue, see WHERE IN KOREA)