Cho Jung | Other Suburbs North | Korean | Restaurant
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Mike Sula

Glenview mom-and-pop beloved for its soups and tofu stew.

Our Review

Cho Jung is exhibit A in the case that the greatest quality and variety of Korean food no longer exists in the city. At this mom-and-pop, which got its start on Western and Peterson but relocated to a Glenview strip mall nearly a decade ago, there's a lot to love: a varying and generous selection of house-made panchan, including unusual varieties not served anywhere else (chayote, eggplant, soy-infused hard-boiled egg); brown rice upon request; mountainous piles of fat, spicy, and chewy snails, shredded carrots, cabbage, zucchini, onions, and perilla leaves; huge plates of tofu, kimchi, and pork belly (samgyeopsal bokkum); char-grilled pancakes bulging with fresh seafood (haemul pajeon); and much more. But the real strengths are the soups and stews, from roiling soft bean curd soondubu jigae, enriched by a raw egg yolk, to the green-tea-scented oyster and seaweed soup to the fiery pork neck stew to the unusual, and perhaps original, beoseot tang, a three-mushroom bowl of deep, beefy umaminess, spiced with peppery chrysanthemum leaves and perilla seeds.

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