Cold Sesame Noodles with Kimchi by ZenKimchi | Apr 16, 2008 | Korean Food 101 | 4 comments Courtesy of Blake from Serious Eats. Share this:FacebookTwitterGooglePinterestLinkedInTumblrRedditPocketPrintEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related 4 Comments roger on April 27, 2008 at 9:36 pm Here in America, if you want JjajangMyeon and Tangsuyuk, you generally have to go to a Korean restaurant that specializes in this type of food.. I’ve never seen any Chinese restaurants that serve this. So that’s probably why we call it Chinese-style Korean food. Loading... Reply annamatic on April 27, 2008 at 11:35 pm hmmm, he must have changed it, cuz now it says “Korean-style Chinese” but it still says “Chinese-style Korean” in his tags. ^_^ I think of jjajangmyeon as straight Korean food, because it bears little relation to the Chinese zhajiangmian in taste, and moreover, it just doesn’t taste like anything that might come out of any Chinese kitchen to me. Tangsuyuk, however, I’ll grant is Koreanized Chinese food. In Korea, it’s more sweet and less sour than the Chinese versions I’ve had. Both dishes in Korea tend to come out with way more sauce than nature intended but, then again, that’s also true of Chinese-American takeout joints in the States… Loading... Reply ZenKimchi on April 28, 2008 at 9:40 am That’s interesting and makes sense. You’d think being so close to China we’d get more authentic Chinese food. It seems to only exist in white tablecloth restaurants, and even then you finish the meal with JjajangMyeon. But I do like going by some restaurants that specialize in “New York” Chinese food. Sesame chicken with fried rice. Loading... Reply Camel on April 28, 2008 at 12:14 pm Korean jjajangmyeon is different to Chinese zhajiangmian; in China, they use less sauce, and the noodles are better (all Chinese noodles are better than Korean noodles), but it is nowhere near as saucy as the Korean version, and tastes too dry. Given the choice I would rather eat the Korean version, if starving to death. Loading... Reply Leave a (somewhat civilized) Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.