wife had told me how excellent the korean soy crab was. she knew teochews like me like to eat soy crab & raw cockles.
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. 🙂
there were many ganjang gejang restaurants.
and all the live crabs in the tanks.
wife brought me to Pro Ganjang Gejang (프로간장게장), the restaurant she came with daughter last time. 🙂
all the live crabs.
chinese name for Pro Ganjang Gejang (프로간장게장) = 普乐酱蟹。
we were directed to level 2. the restaurant was quite full at 4.45pm.
we ordered 2 medium crabs. prices were all quite expensive here. i think 2 crabs about 65,000won (like S$78). quite steep leh!
but the crab was simply fabulous!
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.
& the roe simply amazing!
this truly an excellent dish.
for me, the best food i had in korea this trip.
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 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.
Pro Ganjang Gejang (프로간장게장)