12.357 Je Je’s Jjajang Myeon

Cycle 12 – Item 357

28 (Tue) December 2021

Je Je’s Jjajang Myeon

4.0

at Je Je

-Seongsu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-

with HSK

The restaurant’s eponymous jjajang myeon was one of the best rendition’s of the dish that I have ever experienced.  The mian were thin and nicely chewy, coated in sauce rather than drowned in gravy, mixed with a ground pork and chopped green beans, topped with an egg yolk and shredded scallion.   Somewhere in between standard Korean-Chinese style and authentic Chinese style, a perfect blend of the two.  It was punchy and aggressive, yet elegant.

I would come back for this dish alone.

Xialongbao (2.5): the dimsum menu continues to underwhelm.

This year’s celebration of the most important day on the Give Me This Day calendar – my birthday – was rather subdued.  I’m kinda not talking to everyone in the Family – each for different, equally valid reasons – so I wasn’t in the mood to go out for dinner.  W cooked a simple Korean spread, mostly of items that I like, even though the birthday soup had meat in it – if I were cynical, I would suspect mockery.

At least lunch was good.

Next year will be the 5-0, which will warrant something special – hoping the Family returns to my good graces by then.

(See also HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME)

(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)

(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)

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