Korean Food :  Szechuan-Style Chinese Black Bean Source : CJ in Korea

Black Bean Source

Szechuan-Style Chinese Black Bean Source
CJ 사천 짜장

As you can see, it's a variation of CJ Curry that I have reviewd.
It was good. Nothing to add more.
A little bit disappointment for its too less vegetable contents

Nutrition Facts
Black Bean Source
Black Bean Source

Refer to CJ Curry review here.
[FOOD REVIEW IN KOREA] - Food : Spicy CJ Hot Curry : CJ in Korea


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 Snack : Roasted Chestnut Pack, Matbam : CJ in Korea




Matbam ★★★★☆
100% chestnuts, delicious healthy food

Company : CJ Cheiljedang
Weight : 42g

Main ingredients: chestnut 100%

Nutrition Facts : 73kcal(1serving-42g)
Carbohydrates 16g(sugars 5g) (5%)
Protein 1g(2%)
Fat 0.5g (saturated fat 0g/Trans-fat 0g)(1%)
Cholesterol less than 0mg
Sodium 20mg(1%)

Variation : No variation
Similar Product : Haepyo Matbam

Foodstoryist Review

Color  : light walnut color outside and inside
Taste : First you can smell a bit of nutty flavor on the surface. You smash one piece of the chestnut in your mouth, then it comes with mild chest nut flavor. Without sugar or sweetener adding, it tastes definitely simple and straight. Consumers who got accustomed to instinctive or strong flavor might think it is too somewhat bland. The chestnut taste is just like a chest. I finish my review here.



Pros : No doubt that it’s good for your health. It is a nature food without adding any artificial additive or flavors. It will invite you to the slow food world. It is portable packed in the plastic, and so convenient to carry in the bag for your afternoon snack.

Cons : Chestnuts used in Matbam are imported from China. I don't want to discuss the prejudice or vias on food in china. I just want to ascertain that Korea also harvests chestnuts in many provinces including Jeongan, Buyeo, Sancheong, and Yangpyeong. They are admired to be distinctively sweet and delicious. I recommend CJ as Korean leading food company consider using Korean local agri-products to promote Korean agriculture industry.

Food Pairing :

Chocolate and Chestnut Fondue

I would like to introduce you a interesting way to eat chestnuts(Matbam) with chocolate. You know what a fondue is? This time, you apply chocolate instead of cheese, a chocolate fondue. Sounds yum?


All you need is chocolate, dried fruits and chest nuts. You first start melting the chocolate, all types, whichever you like. In a meantime, you just cut dried fruits such as prunes, bananas, plums, or pigs. into pieces in size of chestnuts. (You can prepare whichever you like.) Later, you fork the fruits first and add chestnuts in order. Chestnuts are fragile, so add it later. The last action is you place your fork into melted warm chocolate and then into your mouth. Enjoy your lovely chestnut fondue.

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Food : Spicy CJ Hot Curry : CJ in Korea

cj curry

CJ Hot Curry ★★★☆☆
CJ 매운맛 카레

Company : CJ
Weight : 180g(1serving)

Main ingredients : Frozen potatoes, carrots, onions, pork, sugar, 
                              wheat flour, curry, spicies

Nutrition Facts : 1 pack(180g)
Calories 125kcal
carbohydrates: 18g(5%)
sugars 6 g
Proteins 2g(3%)
Fats 4.9g(10%)(satruated fat 1.4g/trans-fat0g)
Cholesterol 5 mg(25%)

Variation : CJ Mild Curry
Similar Product : Oddugi Curry  

cj curry
cj curry
cj curry

Foodstoryist Review

Color & Texture : Deep straw
                             Sauce-like thick texture with slightly curry powdery feeling

Taste :
First impression of CJ hot curry is a bit disappointing. I expected the lots of colorful vegetables as I saw on the cover picture. I thought I can nourish myself with this vegetable-filled curry. 

I read the article that curry has anti-aging effect, and it’s the time to look younger. I was so excited to open it. I tore the edge of if and pour the content to the bowl. But how come I can’t find any red or brown color in the bowl? Where are my carrots and my pork that lay on the package photo that amused my eyes? There seem only potatoes in the curry. They had to name it as Potato curry instead.

Heating the curry in the microwave, I tried to ease my anger. As disappointed, I tasted the sauce. It was a bit spicy as it stated on the name, but it was delightful. I was able to feel the various kinds of ingredients and spices in it. It was a good harmony. I mix rice into the curry and enjoyed eating it.    


Pros :
well balanced sauce with dynamic spices in it. It is very simple to make taking just 3~5 minutes to prepare in total. The price is also reasonable, so you can make a valued meal with small budget.

Cons : As I said above, it doesn't contain as many vegetables as It describes on the package. Don’t be too disappointed with that. You can add leftover vegetables in the fridge if you can.
If you eat like a bird, the amount of sauce will be too much and taste salty.(Furthermore, It is high in sodium as well.) you should adjust the quantity of the sauce when preparing.

Food pairing :

Kimchi and Curry
Kimchi is the well known and the best match. Its spicy and salty taste just goes well with curry. Especially, its sour-spicy well blends with curry’s sweety-spicy. You place a small piece of Kimchi on curry rice on your spoon. But be aware that both food are based on salt, it means you unconciously eat enormous amount of rice offseting saltiness.

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