Apparently, there is a ramen restaurant in Pohang, South Korea. M’s family was just craving a bowl of ramen and raved about this place. Gajokjung means Family Restaurant.
There’s parking in the front, but we just took a taxi here.
The lines can get quite long during peak hours and is difficult to get a spot. You definitely want to come early to grab a seat or wait till it dies down a bit.
Copy of the menu
There is complimentary cups of coffee available. It’s weak coffee, so it won’t give you that extra perk that you need in the morning. All the coffee is self-serve, so you can grab as much as you want.
Pork Tonkatsu (8,000 won) is one of their best sellers. It is extra crispy and delicate on the outside because of the panko crumbs. Highly recommended!
Combination Tonkatsu Special (9,500 won) comes with pumpkin, fish, pork and cheese filling. I got this to sample all their different kinds. All of them were great, but the best one is the pork.
Japanese Ramen Miso ramen (7,500 won) has a miso soup base, with seaweed, veggies, and a piece of pork belly.
All the ramen come with picked radish and kimchi on the side. You can get this refilled if you want more.
Koma Karashi Ramen (8,000) is their hot and spicy flavour.
There are 4 levels of spiciness you can choose from:
I chose Sweat as I wanted to enjoy my meal and not regret any decisions. Crazy just sounded crazy.
Both the ramen fell a bit flat compared to the ramen that can be found in Vancouver. It was lacking the full body flavour in the broth and the fatty pieces of pork belly was not evident.
Buckwheat Noodles (8,000 won) has 2 clump so noodles. It was ok. Nothing special to it.
Overall, the food was ok. I’ve just been spoiled by all the great ramen from Vancouver. The best thing about this place was the tonkatsu. I would highly recommend eating all the tonkatsu you can. It’s really good!
We Rate Gajokjung:
Buk-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do