How to Cook Instant Jjajangmyeon?

In this post, I’ll teach you how to cook instant Jjajangmyeon. But before that, let’s talk about some trivia about Korea’s famous Jjajangmyeon. Jajangmyeon is a Chinese-style Korean noodle dish topped with a thick sauce made of chunjang, diced pork, and vegetables. It’s originally from Chinatown in Incheon.

When do people eat Jjajangmyeon?

Koreans often eat Jjajangmyeon during Black Day. Black Day is an unofficial holiday observed on April 14 each year. It is mostly observed in South Korea by singles. Amazing right? Okay let me explain further. Every February 14, the girls buy a gift for the boys. After a month, during March 14, Koreans celebrate White Day. At this time, boys return the favor and give presents to the girls they like. What happens to those who didn’t receive anything? They celebrate Black Day on April 14! It’s time for Jjajangmyeon (Noodles covered with Black Bean Paste)!

How to Cook Instant Jjajangmyeon

How to Cook Instant Jjajangmyeon?

I recently went to Dongwon Korean Grocery (formerly known as Kossa Mart), located in Dasmarinas City, Cavite. I always go there to buy some meat for our samgyeopsal nights at home. This time I tried their Instant Jjajangmyeon.

How to Cook Instant Jjajangmyeon

Step 1

Add the noodles into 600 ml of boiling water. Boil the noodles for 5 minutes. Don’t overcook it so it won’t be soggy.

How to Cook Instant Jjajangmyeon

Step 2

Drain out the water and leave 2 or 3 tablespoons of water in the bowl.

How to Cook Instant Jjajangmyeon

Step 3

Add Seasoning sauce on the noodles. To enjoy it more, you may reheat the sauce by putting it into a boiling water for a minute.

How to Cook Instant Jjajangmyeon

Step 4

Mix it well! Make sure that the noodles are submerged in the sauce.

How to Cook Instant Jjajangmyeon

Bonus Step!

Add some side dishes to make it better!

I bought the pickled radish and dried seaweed in Dongwon Korean Supermarket.
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Where to go in Korea? Jjajangmyeon Museum

Jjajangmyeon Museum shows the history and culture of jjajangmyeon (black soy bean noodles) that originated from Chinatown in Incheon. As one of the 100 National Culture Symbol, jjajangmyeon is one of Korean’s most beloved dishes.

  • Address: 56-14, Chinatown-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon
  • It’s open from 9AM – 6PM.
  • Individual Entrance Fee – Adults 1,000 won / Teenagers 700 won / Children 500 won
  • Group Entrance Fee – Adults 800 won / Teenagers 500 won / Children 400 won
  • Official Website:

Although Jjajangmyeon is one of the most famous Korean dishes, I actually prefer Jjajang Bokkeumbap! The Filipino blood in me wants rice compared to noodles. It’s great with scrambled egg on top!

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  1. I’m really curious as to how jjajangmyeon tastes like as I often see this in many K-Dramas I’ve watched on Netflix. Equally interesting is the story about when this noodle dish is usually eaten. I wish there’s also a Korean supermarket near us so that I can I try jjajangmyeon, too, along with other Korean side dishes.

  2. I’m actually lucky that my bro in law who worked in South Korea is back here with us. Jjangmyeon is one of my faves that he cooks as well as tteokbokki. Yummy!

  3. Mukhang masarap ha! Maanghang ba? It seems hot because of the colour. 🙂 I wonder if we have it at the nearby supermarkets or if I have to go pa to a Korean one. Meron naman dito but it’s a pretty long walk.

  4. Yung mga nakikita ko sa grocery, yung mga usual instant ramen or instant noodles lang. Parang bihira lang makakita nang mga ganito. Might as well sa Korean store na lang ako bumili para sure. HEHE nagutom ako!!!

  5. Ang galing ng info about sa Jjajangmyeon. If taga korea siguro ako or if alam ko na to before, every year kailangan ko kumain nito haha. Pero I’ll try this anyway, buti may dalawang korean store na walking distance lang sa house namin, check ko if meron. Thank you sa pag share ❤

  6. Napaka easy naman po pala nito gawin parang katulad rin po siya ng mga instant noodles like pancit canton. Thankyou for sharing this ate ❤?

  7. I’ m amaze about the trivia of jjajangmyeon! Napaka easy lang po niyang gawin parang tulad rin po siya ng instant noodles satin. Thanks for sharing this ate ❤

  8. I’m amaze about the trivia of jjajangmyeon! Napaka easy niya lang po palang gawin parang instant noodles lang po tulad ng atin. Thanks for sharing this ate ❤

  9. Yung antagal ko na gusto matikman ang Jjajangmyeon, pag nanunuod kasi ako ng Kdrama parang ang sarap sarap ng kain nila niyan. Parang kakalungkot naman pag magcecelebrate ng Black Day.

  10. This is so easy to cook na talaga,And While reading and looking this blog po , parang ang sarap and parang gusto ko din siya ma try ?? Thank you for sharing this blog Ms. Karla ?? Waiting for your next blog ?

  11. I’ve been wanting to try this since forever!! Will definitely look for it in our nearest korean grocery <3 Thank you for this post Ms. Karla!

  12. Ohhh… Sounds yummy.. I love eating korean foods but i didn’t taste the jajjangmyun yet,.. Will try some if i can go to the korean store again…

  13. Very easy to make pero favorite ko yung jjajangmyeon na seafood super sarap. Sa gapyeong ko siya natikman nung first birthday ko dito. Kaso malayo kaya tiis tiis sa instant jjajangmyeon.

  14. Dahil sa kakapanood ko ng korean mukbang videos, talagang gusto ko tong ma try lutuin ‘to eh nang matikman ko na. Pero when I see this, I always remember this sa korean drama series na I Have A Lover 😀

  15. i heard about nga yung red white and black day in Korea!! pag wala pala ikaw natanggap ano nakaka low self esteem.. nyahaha.. anyway. pero pwed enaman din kainin anytime itong jjajangmyeon? kahit hindi black day?

  16. Reading this makes me want to eat this as a midnight snack now! haha! Madali lang din pala siya gawin. Is it spicy? My siblings and I love Korean food but I have mild tolerance for spicy food.

    As there is a newly opened Korean store near our place, I might try this out. 🙂 Mukhang masarap din si Jjajangmyeon since I love scrambled eggs 🙂

  17. I see so that is black and white day! Hehe ang cool ng traditions. Anyways, I’m gonna find that on my next trip at the Korean/Chinese grocery store! 🙂

  18. Amazing trivia about jjajangmyeon! Not sure if i have tried this when i was in korea before pero it’s good to know that this delicious dish can be done at home! I’ll look for this sa mga korean grocery ?

  19. Easy to make! Sana makahanap ako sa online ng ganito. Gusto ko ma try, nakakagutom to kapag nanunuod ako ng Kdrama! ❤️

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