6 (Sun) June 2010
Smoked Salmon with Tomatoes & Mixed Greens in Balsamic Vinaigrette
at Ebishura (Lotte Mart) (WHERE)
-Garak, Songpa, Seoul, Korea-
with the Family, maternal relatives
Having overstuffed myself throughout the years on the copiously mediocre offerings of buffets, I’ve adopted a minimalist approach to select just a few items that are likely to work together and create my own dish. Here, I took smoked salmon slices, mixed greens, and tomato wedges from an otherwise unappealing caprese to make this salad. Much better than taking little bits and pieces of everything down the line, which results in a rather unpleasant looking mess of a plate, a pile of not-so-good food rendered even worse by indiscriminate combinations of flavors (e.g., frozen tuna sushi + pork meat sauce spaghetti + kimchi).
The occasion was my cousin’s daughter’s 1st birthday.