Food For Thought 212 – Chung Gung Korean Chinese Restaurant

Thanks to Malaysianinsider, I’d found the best Jajangmyeon in town hiding in Ampang Korean Village. Jajangmyeon which translates into “Fried Sauce Noodles”, is one of the national foods of Korea. It is by far the most popular delivery food in the Korea and every Chinese restaurant there serves this 100-year-old dish. According to the article in Malaysianinsider, jajangmyeon was inspired by the Chinese zhajiangmian, and was first adapted to Korean tastebuds in Incheon in 1905 and it tastes different from the original Chinese fried sauce noodle.

The Korean jajangmyeon uses chunjang (a salty, black-coloured paste made from roasted soybeans) and corn starch instead of salty fermented soybean paste used in the Chinese zhajiangmian. Although both dishes use thick wheat noodles, the texture is also slightly different in both.

Jajangmyeon features caramelised onions in the dish, while zhajiangmian uses shredded carrots, cucumbers and minced meat. 

So, my recent visit to Chung Gung, a small Korean Chinese Restaurant hidden upstairs of Han Woo Ri Restaurant, was a pleasant discovery when the Jajangmyeon (RM15) came in a hot big bowl of noodle which needed to be cut with a scissor provided. It was absolutely delicious and one could easily get addicted to this noodle. We also ordered the fried dumplings (RM15) as a side but the Jajangmyeon is definitely the best dish here! For those Korean drama fans, this might be the place to get your taste of this favourite Korean dish…

Address: C6-1M, C7-1M, Jalan Ampang Utama 1/1, One Ampang Avenue, 68000 Ampang (upstairs of Han Woo Ri Restaurant) 
Tel: +603 4251 2159 
Business Hours: 1130 – 2130 everyday except 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.
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