Restaurant Review: Kimchi Jjiggae

By Jimmy Denfield.
Author of Eat. Drink. Gwangju. blog

Last night I had the pleasure of finally going to Kimchi JJiggae downtown. I have walked past this restaurant a few times, but had since forgotten about it.

kimchiPete and I checked out what it had to offer. The interior of the restaurant is like that of any other Korean restaurant in town; floor seating and plenty of it.

The menu is short, literally kimchi jjiggae, beer and soju. Within about eight minutes a massive cauldron of boiling kimchi stew was sitting in front of us.

We were both a little surprised at how good it actually was. The kimchi was stewed and very tender and the portions of pork were pretty unbelievable.

You get your money’s worth here and it’s fantastic. Come on an empty stomach and leave feeling rewarded. This meal will only set you back 6000 won, and oh yea, it’s all-you-can-eat.

How to get here: Take a bus to Migliore downtown. Walk past McDonald’s, it’s across from Al- Arab.
Also ask about their other locations.