Jajangmyeon 자장면 / Korean Black Bean Sauce Noodle

When We ate lunch at Lotte Department Store in Busan, there’s so many choice to eat in there, but I’m curious with Jajangmyeon taste.

If you like to see Korean Drama or Reality Show, you will see the actor/actress eat Jajangmyeon. It’s Chinese Food in Korea. The taste sweet.

Jajangmyeon 자장면 or jjajangmyeon 짜장면 is a noodle dish topped with a thick sauce made of chunjang (a salty black soybean paste), diced pork and vegetables, and sometimes also seafood. Jajang (alternately spelled jjajang), the name of the sauce, is the Korean pronunciation of the Chinese characters 炸醬 (zhajiang), which literally means “fried sauce.” Myeon (also spelled myun) means “noodle”, which Chinese character is 麵 (mian).

The dish originated from zhajiangmian (炸醬麵, literally “fried sauce noodles”) in China’s Shandong region. The pronunciation of the dish’s name is nearly identical to that of its Korean counterpart. But Korean jajangmyeon differs from Chinese zhajiangmian, as Korean jjajangmyeon uses black Korean chunjang including caramel, and onions.

Credit: Wikipedia


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