Warning: this establishment was tested before the reign of Covid 19… Certain information may no longer be up to date in regards to the current situation: hours, menu, prices…
The only indicator of this cool, tiny K-pop diner on the deserted boulevard de Port-Royal is a luminous sign featuring a bowl topped with Hangul characters. With its blonde wood bar and whitewashed walls, Jong-no Samgyetang is the perfect neighborhood joint for rediscovering the classics of Korean cuisine: stylish crispy fried chicken with gochujang sauce served in a beautiful braided basket; hobak buchim (a zucchini fritter) that was a tad undercooked, with a very light soy dipping sauce; reinvigorating spicy tofu ragout served with banchan to nibble on (rice, kimchi, spinach…); and, best of all, some incredible samgyetang, a sort of Seoul-style boiled chicken, featuring a rice-stuffed chicken and a quasi-medicinal broth combining ginseng, garlic, jujube and chestnuts. Incredibly friendly service. // J.L.
FEELING THIRSTY? There’s Hite beer (€5 for 330 ml), soju (€13 for 360 ml) or miniature cans of a cinnamon drink (€3 for 190 ml).
PRICES: Dishes €10-20.