Two-Sided Bowl (짬짜기 / Jjam-jja-gi) Used At The Korean Central Presbyterian Church

Object Details

Date
Between 2010 and 2018
Medium
melamine
Dimensions
9 3/8 × 2 9/16 in. (23.8 × 6.5 cm)
Cite As
Donated by Korean Central Presbyterian Church
Caption
This double-sided melamine bowl, known as a 짬짜기 Jjam-jja-gi or 양면기 yang-myeon-gi in Korean, was used to serve lunch at the Korean Central Presbyterian Church (KCPC) in Northern Virginia in the 2010s. The church serves over a thousand parishioners most Sundays, and the bowl's shape allows quick, convenient service of rice and soup, Korean staples. The term Jjam-jja-gi is a portmanteau of two popular Korean-Chinese noodle dishes, Jjampong (spicy seafood noodles) and Jjajangmyeon (noodles in black bean sauce) that are often served together.
The fellowship and/or potluck meal shared after worship service ends on Sundays are an important part of civic and religious life in the Korean American diaspora. Church meals facilitate interactions and are a setting where people can connect with others, network, and new immigrants find community.
See also: https://anacostia.si.edu/collection/object/acm_2021.12.2
Related Collections:
https://anacostia.si.edu/collection/object/acm_2021.11.1
https://anacostia.si.edu/collection/object/acm_2021.11.2
Asian American Arts & Media: https://sova.si.edu/record/ACMA.06-089?s=0&n=10&t=C&q=asian+american&i=0
This collection contains artifacts catalogued in the ACM Ojects collection.
Accession Number
2021.12.1
Type
bowl
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Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl82e6c196f-a419-44ca-a474-927162edda61
Record ID
acm_2021.12.1
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