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

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Between 2010 and 2018
9 3/8 × 2 9/16 in. (23.8 × 6.5 cm)
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Donated by Korean Central Presbyterian Church
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.
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