Spicy Stir-Fry Chicken Restaurants in Sinchon: 장군닭갈비 (Janggoon Spicy Stir-Fry Chicken)

I’m usually not a fan of 닭갈비(spicy stir-fry chicken) because it’s usually too dry and greasy, but I decided to disregard my biases and give this place a shot. Luckily, it turned out to be a choice I didn’t regret! For the uninitiated, 닭갈비 is a bit more on the spicy side, so if you’re looking for a little bit of heat in your chicken, this is your place! Less tolerant folk should probably steer clear. 

It’s situated quite deep in Sinchon, near Yonsei University.
Here’s the address: 장군닭갈비 서울특별시 서대문구 창천동
Janggun Chicken Map

Janggun Chicken Kalbi Outside
It’s on the 2nd floor.
Janggun Chicken Kalbi Interior
Pretty small, but clean and neat.

MenuJanggun Chicken Kalbi Menu

Janggun Chicken Kalbi Perilla Leaf
They provide perilla leaves for wrapping the chicken.

장군닭갈비(Janggoon Stir-Fry Chicken) – 9,000 won/order (min. 2 orders)
Janggun Chicken Kalbi 2

The Janggoon Stir-Fry Chicken is the “regular” dish. It comes precooked, but they still turn the table burner on to finish it off. It has substantial heat, but it’s quite tolerable for a normal person in my opinion. It still may be too much for people who can’t eat spicy food. It comes with chunks of tender chicken, chewy udon noodles, a boiled egg, rice cakes, and crispy potato wedges all bathed in a spicy sauce.

Janggun Chicken Kalbi 1
Sensationally crispy potatoes with warm soft insides.

There’s abundant sauce which adds a lot of moisture and flavor to the ingredients. It’s not dry at all like most places I’ve been. It really works well with the chicken and gives a great combination of flavor. I really loved the potatoes, as their texture was absolutely perfect. It wasn’t overdone, with just the right amount of crispiness. I just wish they gave more! During my second outing, the potatoes weren’t nearly as crispy, so perhaps they’re not very consistent. They were still good, but it’s just something to point out.

Janggun Chicken Kalbi Close Up
Plenty of chewy udon noodles.

The noodles really gave a complimentary starchy element to the dish and soaked up the sauce really well. I would’ve liked more noodles instead of the rice cakes as the rice cakes didn’t seem to work as well with the sauce. Adding cheese to the dish didn’t really seem to make it taste all that different in my opinion either.

Janggun Chicken Kalbi 3 order
Order of 3 with cheese topping.

Like many other places, you have the option of stir-frying rice with the remaining sauce for 3,000 won. They currently have an instagram promotion where they’ll give you a free serving if you tag their restaurant.

Janggun Chicken Kalbi Fried Rice
Stir-Fried Rice.

Unfortunately, there was just to much mayonnaise in the rice for me to enjoy. Plus, I was extremely full as they are pretty generous with their portions. If you needed rice, I would get the plain one to soak up that delectable sauce.

While not an expert of 닭갈비, this was definitely the most agreeable for me. It didn’t make me feel sick minutes after eating and left a much cleaner feeling in my gut. It’ll definitely be one of my regular places for 닭갈비 whenever I’m in the mood.


Author: Ryan Mar

Just a guy simply making the most with life abroad. Love travel, photography, food, and just enjoying life. Currently blogging about beautiful places in Seoul, Korea, along with food, culture, and observations at findingtheseoul.com.

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