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Jazz + Soju Korean Restaurant
Baltimore, MD (Near McHenry Row)
Sometimes I find restaurants in the weirdest locations that you never would expect to be there. Well, Jazz-Soju Korean restaurant is such place. Hidden at the ground level of an office building, the only way that you would know this is a Korean restaurant is someone told me about it. Once I Googled it, it showed its a Korean Restaurant.My friends and I went the other day during lunch. It wasn't busy but very clean and the waiter was very accommodating abd pleasant. The premises was very clean, the theme of the restaurant as stated in its name is Jazz, there's a way of vinyl records and jazz music is playing in the background. I didn't expect this at all. It appears their prize appetizer is Korean Fried Chicken wings. The had garlic flavor or spicy or a combo of both. The fried chicken is fried twice for extra crispiness. It was presented to us first because they would need to make it fresh and need t least 20 minutes notice.
Their luncheon special was Bulgogi, marinated beef with sesame, vegetables, rice and an egg on top.
For lunch thy offered various bowls and varieties of salad. Yes, they have the famous Korean Soju, but I was working. But, if you go there after work, try one, its very smooth and delicious.
The Bulgogi bowl was perfect. The marinated beef lived up to its reputation, the rice was perfect and the vegetables weren't overwhelming just to fill the bowl. It was equal proportions of meat to vegetable.
The Koren fried chicken wings, well, they were excellent. When wings are ever mentioned, its the actual wing that is deep fried no coating. But with their coating and twice fried and the sauce was just enough, not overbearing was excellent. The chicken was so moist and the coating was so crispy. The perfect combination.
So on the Chef Woo Can scale of 1-5 and 5 being excellent, I have to give this restaurant a "5". You gotta try it if you are near the Maryland Cruise are at McHenry Row.
By Chef Woo Can at www.chefwoocan.com