Food Crush # 12: Yu Yu Za Zang (Oakland)
Yu Yu Za Zang aka Chef Yu is a small mom and pop restaurant advertised as a Chinese Restaurant in North Oakland. However, it is owned by Koreans and Korean dishes make up half of its menu.
This has been my go-to place for Za Zang (aka Jja Jang Myun) and mandu or dumplings for years even from its old location few blocks down the street.
I ordered these again for my solo dinner while the BF was out on the annual male-only family camping every Father’s Day.
I had the following:
- Za Zang (aka Jja Jang Myun) $8.95: Za Zang Myung is a Korean noodle dish that originally came from the Chinese noodle dish Ja Jiang Mein. It is a noodle dish with pork and black bean sauce. Side dishes include pickled daikon and raw white onions.
- Mandu or poached dumplings $5.95
The portions are generous. Both dishes were good and they will always be among my comfort food.