11 (Tue) October 2011
Sundubu Jjigae with Clams
(Ajou University Hospital)
-Woncheon, Yeongtong, Suwon, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-
As a matter of both convenience and interest, GMTD has evolved over time such that the entry for a given day usually features one specific item that I ate as part of dinner. At the blog’s inception, the idea had been to document dinner in its entirety, but the impracticality of achieving that objective daily soon became evident in the face of buffets and multiple-course meals and Korean spreads, which sometimes include so many items that photographing and listing and/or discussing them all would’ve been too much to handle. Later, I tried to focus on the “main” item, but, not only was the protagonist difficult to identify in some cases, a supporting character was often more compelling in others. Although I still tend to look at items that lend themselves to discussion, such as appetizers or entrees, I anticipate the day when I turn my attention to side dishes, desserts, and maybe even beverages.
Today, for example, I could’ve commented on the rice or the kimchi or the bean sprouts or the seaweed or the fish cakes, all of which deserve mention in their own right, rather than the tofu soup, but not today.
(See also FOODS.)
(See also PLACES.)