SEOUL DIARIES 035: 자장면 JAJANG MYEON

Viktoria Jean Li - Seoul Jjajangmyun

Pre-boarding, transit passengers may delight in a quick bowl of super awesome korean black bean noodles from DeliSky at Incheon International Airport. My last meal in Korea before heading home: 자장면 Jajangmyeon!

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Have always loved slurping up these gooey mash of black bean paste with neverending strands of chewy noodles. Back when it was winter in Korea, 2010, my university friends and I walked a reaaaaally long way whilst freezing our asses off just to eat jajangmyeon and that was the best bowl of jajangmyeon I’ve ever had. Nothing I eat these days even come close to that! Jajangmyeon holds a fair bit of magic for me.

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Did you know: in mixing the black bean sauce (chunjang), caramel is added to create its thick gooey-ness?

xoxo,
Viktoria Jean

Published by VIKTORIA JEAN

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