I recently went to Jang Gun Korean Restaurant with my friends for a quick dinner. This place is located near Eastwood City along E. Rodriguez, Libis, Quezon City. It’s a bit pricier than the other Korean restaurants in the area but I think the food is good although the servings are a bit small.
My friends and I are big meat lovers so we always order Samgyupsal or pork belly and So Kalbi 소갈비 or marinated beef in alll te places we go to. Although I’m not a big fan of their Samgyupsal, the So Kalbi in Jang Gun is actually quite good as it has the perfect sweet balance of soy sauce, garlic, and sugar marinade. I’m sure they used sesame oil in it as well, since it had a subtle nutty taste to it. In case, you don’t know how to it So Kalbi, it’s actually eaten just like Samgyupsal wherein you dip the grilled meat in ssamjjang 쌈장, a sauce made with fermented bean paste and red pepper paste, before being rolled in sangchu 상추 or lettuce leaf.
We also ordered some Kimbap 김밥 because we have some Filipino friends who don’t like eating spicy food so much. Their Kimbap was again ok although I think the servings was a little too small.
One of my friend’s favorites in this restaurant is the Spicy Seafood Ramen. It’s actually quite rich and hearty, and the sweet spiciness is just right. Jang Gun doesn’t skimp on the seafood either, as a huge serving includes a generous amount of squid and clams in it. If you’re heading for the restaurant, you shouldn’t miss this.
During the night that we were dining there, Filipino comedy actress Pokwang was also there. One of my friends asked for a picture with her and she was happy to oblige. I’m glad to see that Korean food is catching on even with Filipino celebrities.
And in case you were wondering where Joon has been all these past few days, I’ve been very busy with work so I have had very little time to update this blog. I was actually considering shutting it down already but then I saw how a lot of you still visit and I feel that I should continue sharing Korean things with you all. So thank you, everybody!