11.223 Jjajang Myeon


15 (Sat) August 2020

Jjajang Myeon


by me

at home

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

with IZ

Peacock is a line of DIY food packages made by E-Mart.

This item is for jjajang myeon, produced in collaboration with the restaurant Choma, supposedly a master of jjajang.  According to the labelling, the package contains actual “wok-fired style” jjajang sauce (meaning “not actually wok-fired”) and “hand-pulled style” jjajang noodles (meaning “not actually hand-pulled”).

Meh.  Although the description tried to give the impression that the food had been prepared in an actual kitchen, then frozen and packaged, which would thus provide a real deal experience when prepared, it simply tasted and felt like instant jjajang myeon.  I had my doubts – as I’ve said many times on GMTD, instant jjajang myeon that tastes like the real deal is the holy grail of Korean food manufacturing – but hoped at least that the noodles would come close; not bad but not really close.

(For more details about the food, see WHAT)

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

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