21 (Fri) May 2010
Mushu Rou (WHAT)
at Dongbuk Hweogweo Wang (WHERE)
-Changjin (Dongdaemun), Jongro, Seoul, Korea-
Mushu rou is a Chinese dish. Consists of scrambled eggs, meat, and vegetables – notably woodear mushrooms – stir-fried with garlic and onions in oyster/soy sauce. In China, the dish is typically served with rice or noodles. In the States, where the dish is a mainstay item, it is served wrapped in thin pancakes, along with plum sauce and raw scallions, like Peking duck. The name “mu (木) shu (犀)” refers to the sweet osmanthus tree, which has yellow/white flowers, like eggs; “rou = meat,” typically pork.
The mushu rou here, in the Chinese tradition, was very good.