For Korean cuisine lovers, Jeong’s Jjajang serves authentic Korean food at affordable prices. Tucked away at Bukit Merah lies this hidden gem where you can find incredible Jjajangmyeon, Jjampong, Fried Dumplings, and more!
Jeong’s Jjajang At Bukit Merah
Jeong’s Jjajang first started out as a cloud kitchen concept at Tampines North in May 2021. Due to their immense popularity, they opened their first physical stall in June 2022. Run by Mr Jeong Jun Seong from Daegu, he was previously the head chef of the now-closed Hongjjajang at Tanjong Pagar and has over 20 years of experience working in Korean restaurants.
Besides his signature dishes – Jjajangmyeon, Jjampong, and Tangsuyuk, customers can also enjoy an array of other items including Kimchi Fried Rice, Kimchi Pancake, and Seafood Pancake. Each main dish also comes with a side of kimchi and pickled radish. Additionally, the noodles of the Jjajangmyeon and Jjamppong are made from scratch and cooked upon order, ensuring customers enjoy only the best quality.
For those who aren’t really fans of Jjangmyeon, this is definitely worth giving a try as it is more of a Chinese style which you might find more palatable. The handmade noodles are incredibly springy and chewy, giving them an amazing texture. They do clump together after a while, making them a bit of a struggle to eat so be sure to consume them fast.
Flavourwise, the black bean has a decent amount of flavour, with a unique and familiar taste to it that the majority of people might find appealing. Additionally, the minced pork adds a much-needed meaty aspect with an added layer of texture as well.
One of their must-try dishes, the texture of the noodles from the Jjampong is spot on, giving a familiar feeling of having ramen noodles. Furthermore, there isn’t any trace of the alkaline taste, giving it a huge plus point.
For the broth, it has an amazing depth of flavour with a delightful and addictive kick of spice that immediately brings you warmth with each sip. Definitely the perfect dish for a cold and rainy day! As the spice lingers and builds, you might want to pair a cold drink with this dish if you can’t really handle your spice.
Served with fresh seafood like prawns, mussels, and squid, you can even taste its sweetness in the soup. For Jjampong, the broth is usually fried with the seafood, infusing the flavours together for an amazing seafood broth.
Fried Dumplings ($5 for 6pcs)
If you’re looking for a side dish to pair with your mains, the Fried Dumplings are a good option. The exterior is well-fried and crispy, with the interior having a generous filling of minced pork. The filling is well-seasoned and pairs well with the sweet soya sauce dip with chilli padi.
Each bite is a delightful balance of porkiness from the filling, with a touch of sweetness and saltiness from the dip. Unfortunately, it lacks the spice from the chilli padi unless you physically put the seeds onto your dumpling. Nonetheless, it is still a pretty tasty dish overall.
Head Down To Jeong’s Jjajang Today!
Considering the quality you’re getting for almost half the price, it’s safe to say you’re definitely getting your money’s worth! For a taste of authentic and affordable Korean food, this is definitely a spot to check out. Hurry down today!
Address: Bukit Merah Central, Blk 161号#01-3749, Singapore 150161
- Tues to Fri, 11.30am to 2.30pm & 5.30pm to 8.30pm
- Sat & Sun, 12.30pm to 8pm
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