Was their jjm Korean style?
i understand that korean variants are… milder. i’ve only had korean JJM a few times and it didn’t remind me of that. it was more like: ‘i wonder if they do it this way in shanghai’ kinda sweet,
From the photo it looks like the sauce is made with chun jang which is a sweet dark bean sauce that Koreans use to make their jjm.
Generally from my understanding of Chinese jjm is usually spicier using a spicy bean paste like doubanjang and is less saucy in consistency and generally Korean jjm is much sweeter has little to no spice and is much more saucy. Also at least in my experience Korean jjm generally employs a more udon like white colored noodle while Chinese use hand pulled egg noodles. I am by no means a jjm expert though.
Great report! Thanks for the thoughts on these places. It would’ve been too much of a detour, but the Handmade Pork, Shrimp & Leek Dumplings (3 Flavors Dumpling) at Cindy’s Kitchen was stunning! Really, deeply savory and crave worthy (thanks @ipsedixit).
You should give that a try and some of their other dishes one of these days.
I’ll book mark it and check it out next time thanks for the input!
Lets stay in what @JThur01 calls the wSGV, and work our way east to west.
You Kitchen - corn and pork dumplings and the suan tsai and pork cabbage dumplings
One One Dumplings (nee Lucsious Dumpoings) - guo tia
Hui Tou Xiang - green bell pepper and pork dumplings
Happy Noodle - squash dumplings,
LaoXi Noodle House - lamb dumplings
Good selections there ipse I’m not sure who used WSGV & ESGV first (TonyC?), but it wasn’t me. I appropriated it, because it fits!
And maybe more fodder for your next “Meanwhile in SGV” Eater article.
Oh? How does it compare to the rest of the XLB in L.A.? Worth a drive out?
Original location’s XLB’s are better than those at the Century CIty location. Plus, for lunch, there wasn’t much of a wait, definitely no queue when I arrived at 10am, just when they open.
I really don’t know. I was just passing along a bit of news for Jim. I mean, seriously, it’s just XLB.