Pusan National University street is home to some of the best restaurants in all of Busan. I’ll be the first to say it, this restaurant is an absolute hidden gem! After eating hundreds of bowls of Jjambbong, I have finally found my favorite place of all time! The House of Jjambbong is a must-try destination when visiting Busan.
What is Jjambbong (짬뽕) ?
Jjampong is a Korean-Chinese fusion noodle dish that is most commonly sold in Chinese restaurants in South Korea. Typically you will encounter other popular dishes sold at these establishments, such as Tangsuyuk (Sweet and Sour Fried Pork or Beef) and Jjajangmyeon (Black Bean Noodles).
Jjambbong typically consists of a seafood broth with a variety of seafood such as shrimp, octopus, squid, and mussels. All of that ocean goodness is then accompanied by wheat noodles and Veggies. This delicious combination has led to Jjambbong becoming a staple in Korean cuisine.
The House of Jjambbong
The house of Jjambbong is in a relatively hidden area, off of the main streets of PNU street. There is a little sign on the street corner that indicates the restaurant’s location.
Although it is hard it is to find, this restaurant is loved by many of its Busan residents. And for good reason too – the staff are very kind, and the food is tasty! You can tell that they put a lot of love and time into their dishes. They always use fresh, high-quality ingredients.
The house of jjampong serves a variety of dishes and several different variations of jjambbong all at reasonable prices. They have truly elevated the taste of this basic staple Korean dish.
Even if you do not speak Korean, I highly encourage you to visit. The staff does try their best to communicate and be as friendly as possible despite language barriers. Plus, they have now updated their menu to include English.
I ordered the Beef Brisket Jjambbong stew and the Tangsuyuk. The beef brisket jjampong was delicious! There was a variety of seafood, plenty of beef, fresh veggies, and the noodles were chewy and tasty!
The broth was very rich and moderately spicy. The jjampong itself was very filling, but if you still have leftover broth at the end of your meal, I highly recommend ordering a side of rice. It’s free! Plus, you can use it to soak up every last drop of flavor. Which you’ll want to do because this is jjambbong, unlike anything you’ve ever had before!
In addition to the free rice, you can also get free dumplings or a drink. If you upload some pictures of your meal and tag the restaurant, you can receive 4 mandu (Korean dumplings) or a drink.
The total cost for the Beef Brisket Jjambbong was around ₩8,500, As for the Tangsuyuk, the price was ₩11,000. Dishes range from ₩6,000~ ₩11,000 on average. Definitely worth the money if you are looking for a quick, filling inexpensive meal.
Overall I rate this place a 5/5! I would rate it higher if I could. Due to the location of the restaurant and the high quality of food, we can truly call this place a hidden gem. If you are down in Busan and looking to get some authentic, delicious food, this is one place you won’t want to miss!
The House of Jjabbpong 0927 Busandae Main Branch Address: 53-1, Busandaehak-ro, Geumjeong-gu, Busan Operating Hours: Mon-Fri 11:00-21:00 Saturday-Sunday 11:00-22:00 Directions: Pusan National University Station (Subway Line 1) Exit 3. Turn right walk for about two minutes until you reach the turn then walk for about 10 minutes, until you reach the Baskin Robbins, then turn into the alley.
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