Found one of my all time favorite jjambbong places while visiting Yeosu!
Yeosu is known for its seafood, as it is located on the southern coast of Korea. As a lover of spicy noodles, I was excited to visit Yeosu Jjambbong for a taste of their best.
They do not have outdoor seating, but they have many tables indoors for dine in. Differing from many Chinese fusion restaurants in South Korea, this restaurant does not offer delivery.
The restaurant prides itself in its fresh ingredients, as their sign explains how they use fresh mussels caught daily, as well as pork, squid, and red pepper grown and harvested within Korea.
The tangsooyook, fried battered pork with a sweet sauce, was very crispy and the meat was high quality. I liked how they had trimmed all of the fat on each cut of pork, so it highlighted the texture of the meat itself. The sauce, which was on the sweeter side, coated the pork very well and I enjoyed the mixture of flavors that the sliced peppers, onion, cucumber, and lemon brought to the mix. If you are feeling ambitious, get a bite with the veggies, pork, and squeeze of lemon for a sweet, savory, and tart flavor explosion!
While I very much enjoyed the tangsooyook, the jjambbong was definitely the star of the day. The rainy, windy weather actually was perfect for enjoying this spicy, steaming dish.
This was actually the best jjambbong I have had so far because of the quality of ingredients. Sometimes jjambbong broth can taste a bit heavy (I cannot think of a good English translation for 텁텁해), but this one was different. I believe the freshness of the pork made for a very clean tasting broth that was still flavorful at the same time!
They just ran out of ingredients for their jjajangmyun (black bean paste noodles) before we arrived so I could not try it, but I will definitely be back for more delicious noodles!
The location of the restaurant is also just a 5 minute walk from the square dedicated to Admiral Lee Yi Soon-shin, a military general who played a major role in defeating the Japanese imperial navy during the Imjin War using a boat shaped like a turtle (거북선). You can take a look at his statue and boat in the square!
Address: 447-3 Jungang-dong, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do, South Korea