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A brief note about Jang Su Jang - naeng myun and more [Santa Clara]

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A brief note about Jang Su Jang - naeng myun and more [Santa Clara]

Cicely | | Jun 13, 2013 07:56 PM

My ex, who's Korean American, works for Samsung and says their recruiters love this upscale BBQ joint. On a recent scorching Saturday I had a craving for mul naeng myun, cold noodles in broth, and it turned out my favorite place had closed, so I headed here. (BBQ and naeng myun traditionally go together.)

Jang Su Jang is a sleek place with grill and non-grill tables. The menu is broad, with naeng myun, stews, BBQ and currently, a special on samgyetang, stewed Cornish hen with ginseng and sweet sticky rice.

The BBQ smelled delicious and I would have loved a combo, but they don't offer one on weekends and it would have been another $20 for BBQ so I passed. But I was quite pleasantly surprised by the naeng myun. The beef broth was very flavorful (you add a squirt of vinegar and mustard to perk it up) and, more significantly, the slices of pressed boiled beef were actually good. This is typically the same beef used to make the broth and almost inevitably is tasteless and rubbery. Here, they didn't completely cook the flavor out and it also retained a bit of texture. Very nice.

Jang Su Jang
3561 El Camino Real #10, Santa Clara, CA 95051
(408) 246-1212
http://www.jangsujang.com/

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