This place opens 24 hours. Great for late dinners like tonight (10.45pm).
Not crowded at this hour. That's good. It's usually crowded during lunch and dinner time.
This is different from the hae jang gook in my earlier post. That was kong na mool hae jang gook (bean sprout). This is pork bones hae jang gook (sorry - I will get the full korean name of this the next time I visit - I actually wrote it down but misplaced it). They gave me a whole bunch of side dishes as is usually the case with any Korean meals. I asked them to take it back (so as not to waste) as I wasn't in the mood for any side dishes. I just kept the fresh chilis and sam chang (bean paste chili sauce).
[ update - the full name is "pyeo da gwee hae jang gook" (뼈다귀해장국) ]
This hae jang gook is made from bones stock, various seasonings, kimchi veges and chunky pieces of pork thrown in.
Nice soft fleshy meat chunks. Not tough at all. They just peel off. Nice texture.
Cost KRW5,000. To me, this is just so-so. It's OK, but not great. I prefer the "oomph" of the kong na mool hae jang gook.
This place also serves gam ja tang (potato soup), which I think is the more popular choice here. Will try that next time.