I realized I’ve been eating Chinese food every day this week for lunch so I decided I needed a break and went to K-Town for some Korean food. Somehow things didn’t work exactly as planned since I ended up eating Korean-Chinese at Jin Jja Roo. Oh well, sometimes you have to listen to your body when it’s craving something.
I ordered Jop Tang (잡탕밥; $7.99) – rice with seafood in a thick soy/ginger/garlic sauce. You can order it spicy or regular. I got spicy, but next time I’ll probably order regular. To make it spicy, rather than adding red dried chili peppers, they use a chili garlic sauce I’m not too crazy about. The squid was well-cooked though, not rubbery. Sometimes spicy isn’t better, and sometimes you just need Chinese food.
Jin Jja Roo
Food Gallery 32
11 W 32nd Street (b/n Broadway & 5th Ave; map)
NY, NY 10001