First, read Robyn’s Serious Eats post on Arirang here. She offers a more detail on that post than I will here. I accompanied Robyn on her second visit, along with the very awesome Jess who speaks Korean fluently and helped tremendously with ordering ^_^
We shared one massive, MASSIVE bowl of seafood kar-jeabe and a seafood pancake…I’m a pretty big eater, and the three of us put together could barely finish both those dishes (granted, I had a slice of Artichoke pizza right before this o_O).
Pictured above is the seafood kar-jeabe…
…which has a mix of both torn noodles…
…and knife-cut noodles…like dumplings, minus the filling. Pretty awesome, huh?
Then we moved onto the seafood pancake, which was equally enormous. Super crispy surface, and chewy, almost mochi-esque innards strewn with cuttlefish and green onions.
Six huge triangular wedges to an order…cut and dip…
…into a vinegar-shoyu-chili sauce. Nomnom.
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