I don't know if this was mentioned in the discussion on Korean Chinese food last week. We had lunch today at the Zazang Korean noodle house on Geary right by Kaiser Permanente.
Sometimes you just get a good feeling the minute you walk into a place and this was one of those places. One of the waitresses was busy filling mandoo (dumplings), the menu was written in Korean on plastic slips posted on the wall, and each table was set with a bin of disposable chopsticks.
We got what everyone else there was eating, dumplings, Ja Jang Men and Jam Pong. We munched on the traditional condiments of takuan (daikon pickle), onions and black bean sauce while we waited. Everything was delicious; the sauce for the Ja Jang Men was rich and dark but surprisingly light and fresh in taste. The Jam Pong was full of vegetables and seafood in a fiery broth (I did end up blowing my nose and gulping tea towards the end), but the really outstanding things were the noodles themselves. Soft and soaked full the flavors of the sauces but perfectly chewy. Just great.
The menu is quite small, no more than 15-20 items but everyone seemed to be there for the noodles.
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