It’s the season for soups and my current obsession (among other ethnic soups especially ramen) includes yukgaejang. This has always been one of my favorite Korean soups. I love the spicy, savory, beef broth with a hint of tang. Gochugaru gives it this beautiful deep red color that glistens. The smell is intoxicating. It is filled with oodles of goodness: shredded tender beef, soft gosari and taro stems, leeks, and in a few places, homemade clear, fat noodles. I find that Tohdam Tofu makes the best yukgaejang. And the second best is here.
The yukgaejang here has all the requisite players including bean sprouts and lots of stirred in beaten eggs. The broth is bold and tasty. But what sets this place apart is their hand-rolled noodles. For an upcharge of $2, you can have chewy noodles added to your soup. What’s not to like?
Other notables here include the spicy pork bulgogi (tender and spiced just right) and bibimbap. Family-owned and attentive service.
In the Kroger plaza on the corner of PIB and Pleasant Hill.
Jang Choong Dong
3455 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.,
Duluth, GA 30096