Located across the street from the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Star Son Ja Jang in Seoul, Korea is arguably the best place to go when it comes to getting Ja Jang Myeon (noodles with black bean sauce). As you approach the front door, the sound of noodle dough being slammed against a worn wooden counter and the smell of black bean sauce wafting through the air sends your appetite into overdrive. Each bowl of Ja Jang Myeon (짜장면) is hand pulled to order so it may take some time to receive but its definitely worth the wait. The Noodles with Black Bean Sauce (Ja Jang Myeon, 짜장면) featured hand made white wheat flour noodles topped with a thick black bean sauce made from salty black soybean paste, diced pork and large chopped white onions. The black bean sauce was rich and full of porky flavor while the white wheat flour noodles were tender and perfectly chewy.
Cost of Noodles with Black Bean Sauce (Ja Jang Myeon, 짜장면): $6000 Won (About $5.70 USD)
Where to Eat: Star Son Ja Jang (스타손짜장)
Address: 202-19, Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Contact: 82 2-540-8255