Jaws Food

Location: Franchise
Cuisine: Bunsik (Korean snack food)
Price: $
Reservations: No
Suggested Items: Ddeokbokki (chewy rice cakes), Twigim (fried stuff), Kaetnip Twigim (Deep fried stuffed perilla leaf)

The legend goes that the founder of Jaws Food knew nothing about making ddeokbokki. So he dedicated every day to perfecting a recipe. The ddeokbokki is deep and spicy. The twigim is light and stays crispy after a while. This is a simple stop for a snack. Too bad they don’t open late.

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Website: jawsfood.co.kr

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Author: ZenKimchi

Joe McPherson founded ZenKimchi in 2004. He has been featured and sourced in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, CNN, KBS, MBC, SBS, Le Figaro, Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, Harper’s Bazaar Korea, The Chosun Weekly, and other Korean and international media. He has consulted for The Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern,” Lonely Planet, and the PBS documentary series “Kimchi Chronicles.” Mr. McPherson has written for multiple Korean and international publications, including SEOUL Magazine, JoongAng Daily, The Korea Herald, Newsweek Korea and wrote the feature article for U.S. National publication Plate magazine’s all-Korean food issue. He has acted as dining editor for 10 Magazine and was on the judging panel for Korea for the Miele Guide. He spoke at TEDx Seoul on Korean food globalization, at TED Worldwide Talent Search on the rise of Korean cuisine, and in New York City on Korean Buddhist temple cuisine. The company ZenKimchi International organizes food tours for tourists and corporations and acts as a media liaison for foreign and Korean media and local restaurants and producers.

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  • Hannah

    It’s cheap, but I don’t think Jaws is particularly good anymore. It’s expanded crazily so it’s everywhere in Seoul. I find the tteokbokki sauce to be too thick. Becomes unappetizing after a while.