jong ga house

I love Korean food and one of my favorite places to eat in Oakland, California is the Jong Ga House!  http://www.jonggahouse.com/

We dined there are on weekday night last week and the place was HOPPING.  So many patrons…and rightly so because the food here is delicious!

First things first, I started off with an apple soju!

IMG_8289  Not quite apple juice and not quite a soju, it’s a fun drink to end a long day with.  There are other flavored sojus as well, along with beer, cocktails and sake.  But this is just fine for me.

To start the meal, everyone is served a cold bowl of Naeng Myun with kimchee:IMG_8288  So refreshing to cleanse the palate!

Their variety of banchan is like no other in the Bay Area:

IMG_8290  Don’t be shy on asking for refills – Jong Ga house not only refills your favorite banchan but doesn’t give you an attitude about it either.

My favorite is the hae mul pa jan:

IMG_8293  A pancake with seafood and scallions, it is served with a dipping sauce made of soy sauce and seaame oil.  I love this – it is fresh and hearty.  And they do not skimp on the fillings!

A favorite among diners (and us!) is their grilled mackerel, or Go Deung Uh Gui:IMG_8292  Moist and flavorful, it’s great with the rice and kimchee.  Just be careful of small bones!

My friend is both vegetarian and gluten allergic.  Jong Ga House makes a great vegetarian Jab Chae Bok Um!

IMG_8295  Glass noodles stir fried with veggies and house sauce.  I have to admit, it is better with meat but not so bad without.

I used to live within walking distance and come here once a week.  These days, I live further out but love how the quality and flavor of their food is always the same…which is fantastic.

For more on my love for korean food, check out https://justcallmequeen.wordpress.com/2014/10/22/i-love-korean-food/

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