It was one of those rare occasions where the entire family came out for dinner. We were all in a good mood but still couldn't go far due to the time so we decided to go to Yangjagang (Yangtze River Korean-Chinese Restaurant) at Eastwood. It's right next to the Eastwood police station on the second floor.
So what is a Korean-Chinese restaurant? The strange thing about the dishes here is that they aren't really Chinese. They've been altered to suit the Korean palate and these are dishes that non-Koreans don't know about very well. In Korea, Korean-Chinese restaurants are famous for their speedy delivery via their motorcycles with the food held securely in a silver tin container. There's even a 'Black Day' where all the singles dress in black and eat jjajangmyun (black bean noodles).
Yoosanseul. It's a braised mixture of seafood. It doesn't have any strong flavours and the starchy seafood is slightly salty but gentle on the palate. It's slippery and hard to grip with the plastic chopsticks but we downed this in less than 5 minutes.
Scallops, calamari, prawns, sea cucumbers, and bamboo shoot.
Kkanppungi. Fried chicken in chili oil. This one is a must when going to a Kor-Chinese restaurant. For $22, it is quite a lot. It's crispy and spicy, and even the soggy ones are nice. This has a different flavour to the fried chicken we had at Arisan. The one we had at Arisan was sticky and had a strong sweet chili flavour but this was is fried in chili oil so it drips slightly of oil (but that's the best part!). The ones with the spring onions taste better with the extra flavours.
Our main course - jjajangmyun (black bean noodles). I've probably mentioned this a hundred times in my other posts but I love the contrasting colours of the cucumber against the black bean sauce! It's not just the taste that's important.
You mix it up thoroughly and eat it! The black bean sauce is a thick sauce with many veggies and pork pieces that I love picking up and eating by themselves. The noodles are thick and soft, a bit sticky. It's the best when you get a huge mouthful of noodles and lots of sauce.. I'm salivating right now just thinking about it.