Monday, February 4, 2019


Was privileged to have been invited to a Private Tasting Event at  Jin Joo's newest branch in Glorietta where Brotzeit used to be  just beside Ascott.

My inner Korean-BBQ-fan of course rejoiced at this. The family always finds itself in Glorietta or Shang and the restaurant choices are getting to be too predictable.

Praise the heavens for a Jin Joo branch in our home turf so to speak.

Along with other select foodies, we tasted the following :

Cheese Deung Galbi 950
fall-off the bone bbq baby back ribs, mozzarella, corn , steamed egg, rice kimchi

This cheese-fiend was drooling from the smell of  cooking cheese and those chunky ribs awaiting a cheese bath. The ribs were really fall off the bone and succulent. 

Set Menu (7-8) P4790
Beef bulgogi,Chaekkeutsal, Bulgogi Jeongol, Jinjoo's wings, Haemul Pajeon, 
beef bulgogi,Kimchi  Udon stir fry

This is perfect for our family of  seven. 82 year old Pa-in-law will definitely love the beef bulgogi. A true blue carnivore and a conservative eater,  a simple meat with rice combo is enough to make him happy. Our piggery will take care of wiping out the pajeon, kimchi udon, etc.

Pajeon  is a variety of jeon with scallion as its basic ingredient. "Pa" means scallion. It is a Korean dish made from a batter of eggs, wheat flour, rice flour , scallions and other ingredients depending on the variety (Wikipedia)

Think Korean omelette. Best eaten hot off the pan.
 Jinjoo's wings were sweet with a bit of  a kick. I loved that they were fat and juicy. You will be needing cups of kimchi or plain rice with this.


''Trivia : Per google BUDAE JIGGAE literally translated means ''army stew". Budae is Korean term for  military base in Korea and Jiggae  is soup or stew. Budae Jiggae therefore is an American-Korean fusion dish created from  that war period in Korean history when food was scarce and cans of  American spam and other processed foods  from the military base abound.

Jin Joo's Budae had just the right  amount of kickfor this foodie mom who has a low to average  threshold for spicy food. Love love this stew. I have a mind to replicate this  at home. Will let you know as soon as I cook it.

Here is a sample recipe I googled....

4 cups  chicken stock
200 g spam thinly sliced
250 g or 9 ox tofu sliced
200 g enoki mushrooms
200 g oyster mushrooms
100 g shitake
1/2 cup  ripened bite sized kimchi
110 g ramyon or  instant ramen noodles
50 g Korean rice cakes saoked in cold water for 15 minutes if frozen
30 g gree onion sliced
1 or 2 slices cheese

2 T Korean chili flakes (gochugaru)
2 T rice wine (mirin)
1 T soy sauce
1 T minced garlic
1/2 T sugar
1/2 T Korean chili paste (gochujang)
a few sprinkles ground black pepper

 note : 1 T =15 ml 1 cup = 250 ml''

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First time to try Kimchi Udon  and I found it scrumptious. Those thick noodles with a little heat made the experience more enjoyable


Jin Joo has something for everyone. You can order ala carte if you are alone  and the different set menus when with the family.

As always, when in  Jin Joo  you also  you can not help but  note the ambience. In their Glorietta branch, the motif is predominantly pastel which is pleasing to the eyes

Service was alert and cheerful. Servers were clearly oriented about the food and their role which made the dining experience quite enjoyable.

Definitely returning with the piggery in tow.

Jin Joo Korean Grill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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