Ditch the instant noodles, get the real deal!

If you’re an avid fan of Korean dramas, you know that binge-watching these shows can also lead to serious cravings. You’ve probably watched your favorite characters chomp down a whole basket of Korean chicken, took shots of Soju while having K-bbq, or perhaps slurped down some saucy Jjajangmyeon!

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Making appearances in Coffee Prince as well as Hospital Playlist, this popular noodle dish is surely one to fire up the appetite just by its look. Its slathered in thick, chunky black bean sauce with diced pork and vegetables!

Did you know? Jjajangmyeon is a big part of Korea's unique holiday called Black Day, an event celebrated on April 14th, where single people dress in black and eat this dish.

Itching to get a taste of this delicious Korean noodle dish? Skip the instant packet and head over to these 6 Korean restaurants around the metro that serve authentic Jjajangmyeon!


Found in the heart of Manila K-Town, Buk-Gyeong is an old-school Korean-Chinese restaurant that you can count on for spot-on, traditional cuisine. Their jjajangmyeon is absolutely tasty, thanks to their homemade noodles and flavorful sauce! Make sure to bring a group when visiting because their servings are generous!

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Dakota Residences, 555 M. Adriatico St, Malate, Maynila
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Gaja Korean Kitchen

When in Makati, you simply must visit Gaja Korean Kitchen. Their food is gauranteed value for money and their service won’t disappoint. Apart from their Jjajangmyeon, you should also try their Kimchi Fried Rice, Ribimbap, and Galbi-Jim!

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2F 8445 Kalayaan Ave., Poblacion, Makati
0906 493 0799

Leann’s Tea House

Known for their high-quality, delicious meats, Leann’s Tea House has gained praises for being a sulit, no-fail samgyupsal spot. But don’t leave their place withouth trying their Jjajangmyeon–every slurp is packed with chunky pork, veggies, and yummy sauce!

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105R Mother Ignacia St, South Triangle, Quezon City


Seeking for authentic Jjajangmyeon and Mandu in Pasig? Look no further than Sachunsung. This hidden gem serves large portions of perfectly cooked Korean-Chinese cuisine!

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2F, 8101 Pearl Plaza Lot.56, Pearl Drive, Ortigas
0917 822 4796 | 0919 006 9310

Jjang Kkae Restaurant

After your first taste of Jjang Kkae’s Jjajangmyeon, the noodle dish will surely live in your head rent free. Served in generous portions, with perfectly cooked noodles and appetizing sauce, it’s no wonder why Jjang Kkae has hundreds of loyal patrons!

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103 Vargas Bldg. Central Diliman Kalayaan Ave. Quezon City
0927 519 1266

Joon Hwa Ban Jeom

Another well-praised Korean spot in Makati is Joon Hwa Ban Jeom. They’re loved for their sweet and sour pork, fried chicken, and grilled dishes. But not to miss is their Jjajangmyeon–flavorful and authentic–a dish you’ll crave for again and again!

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5650 Brgy Poblacion don pesro st, Makati
0927 609 8282

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