Jjamppong has a reputation for being extra-spicy and its deep and striking red color helps you gauge the level of spice that you must prepare yourself for. Translated to spicy seafood noodle soup, jjamppong is another Korean dish derived from a Chinese-style meal. Where the Chinese version is white, the addition of hot pepper flakes (ah, the adjective hot!) and chili oil further heightens the Korean-ness of jjamppong.
If you’re a seafood lover, then this is your bowl of happiness. The most common seafood ingredients are clams, prawns and squid rings. Vegetables are not an option – they’re mandatory. Worry not, spicy food is good for your metabolism and digestion and the seafood is a well-known diet food that is good for your heart, eyesight, skin and joints. To be honest, the last part makes it sound like jjamppong is your fountain of youth.