Day 2 – Pro Ganjang Gejang (프로간장게장) Raw Sauce Crab on 11Nov2016 (Seoul 10-13Nov2016)

Ganjang Gejang (프로간장게장) raw sauce crab

Ganjang Gejang (간장게장) raw sauce crab

wife had told me how excellent the korean soy crab was. she knew teochews like me like to eat soy crab & raw cockles.

sinsadong’s ganjang gejang alley is the go to place ganjang gejang (간장게장) soy crab! 

these days a bit wary of raw shellfish & seafood & their preparation, so at first i was not too excited, but it is a special delicacy in korea, so decided to try it.

anyhow on the itx train back to seoul after nami island 남이선, we decided to go sinsadong, so took subway line 3 to sinsa station.

wife wanted to walk down garusogil a bit, so we walked there first before proceeding to sinsadong ganjang gejang alley. 🙂

Sinsa-dong's Ganjang Gejang Alley

Sinsa-dong’s Ganjang Gejang Alley

there were many ganjang gejang restaurants.

live crabs @ Sinsa-dong's Ganjang Gejang Alley

live crabs @ Sinsa-dong’s Ganjang Gejang Alley

and all the live crabs in the tanks.

Pro Ganjang Gejang (프로간장게장) raw sauce crab restaurant

Pro Ganjang Gejang (프로간장게장) raw sauce crab restaurant

wife brought me to Pro Ganjang Gejang (프로간장게장), the restaurant she came with daughter last time. 🙂

Pro Ganjang Gejang (프로간장게장)

live crabs @ Pro Ganjang Gejang (프로간장게장)

all the live crabs.

Ganjang Gejang (프로간장게장) raw sauce crab restaurant

Pro Ganjang Gejang (프로간장게장) raw sauce crab restaurant

chinese name for Pro Ganjang Gejang (프로간장게장) = 普乐酱蟹。

Ganjang Gejang (프로간장게장) raw sauce crab restaurant

Pro Ganjang Gejang (프로간장게장) raw sauce crab restaurant

we were directed to level 2. the restaurant was quite full at 4.45pm.

Ganjang Gejang (프로간장게장) raw sauce crab dinner

Pro Ganjang Gejang (프로간장게장) raw sauce crab dinner

we ordered 2 medium crabs. prices were all quite expensive here. i think 2 crabs about 65,000won (like S$78). quite steep leh!

Ganjang Gejang (프로간장게장) raw sauce crab

Ganjang Gejang (간장게장) raw sauce crab

but the crab was simply fabulous!

Ganjang Gejang (프로간장게장) raw sauce crab

Ganjang Gejang (간장게장) raw sauce crab

meat so sweet, very nice light soy sauce flavour, very tender, delicate.

the flesh came out easily, including the legs. just bite & the meat literally oozes out.

Ganjang Gejang (프로간장게장) raw sauce crab

Ganjang Gejang (간장게장) raw sauce crab

& the roe simply amazing!

Ganjang Gejang (프로간장게장) raw sauce crab

Ganjang Gejang (간장게장) raw sauce crab

this truly an excellent dish.

for me, the best food i had in korea this trip.

spicy monk fish hotpot

spicy monk fish hotpot

didn’t know what to order. everything was quite expensive.

anyhow we ordered a monkfish hotpot. i think small for 35,000won (S$42).

spicy monk fish hotpot

spicy monk fish hotpot

spicy soup was quite good like most korean hotpot.

the monkfish though so so. texture was quite firm, not so tender & flesh was not so sweet.

i guess hotpot was quite a good complementary dish to the ganjang gejang.

the whole dinner came to about 120,000 won (so about S$144). relatively quite steep price to pay in korea. still it is quite a unique dish, so i will probably still do it when i am in korea next time.

c.h.e.f andy

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Pro Ganjang Gejang (프로간장게장)

 

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