2.069 Gganpung Squid


15 (Tue) March 2011

Gganpung Squid


at Hyeongyeong

-Woncheon, Yeongtong, Suwon, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-


Hyeongyeong (현경) is a Korean-Chinese restaurant chain.  They have a location right in front of Ajou University Hospital.  Delivery 24 hours.  The food is never particularly great but usually reliable for an unremarkable 2.0 meal.

Whereas ggangpung typically involves chicken (see generally 1.264 Gganpung Gi), maybe pork or shrimp, none of us had ever seen it done with squid.  (Come to think of it, other than this dish, I can’t recall ever having seen squid as a featured menu item in Korean-Chinese restaurants, even though it’s a common ingredient in many seafood ensemble dishes.)  The dish wasn’t that great.  Way too greasy, for one thing, as evident in the pool of red chili oil seen in the photo.  It was perhaps the worst items that I’ve ever had at this restaurant.

Tonight’s meal was on my mother’s dime.  She’s currently recovering in a VIP room at Ajou University Hospital after a successful operation to realign her deviated septum, the procedure performed by KHJ.  She gave me her credit card to treat him to dinner in gratitude.  PHY tagged along.  We had many dishes throughout the evening, as well as more than a few bottles of gaoliangju.  Thanks, Mom.

And thanks, KHJ.

(For more details re food, see WHAT)

(For more details re venues, see WHERE IN KOREA)

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