19 (Sat) October 2011
Pan-Fried Smoked Duck
at Wonsando Beach
-Wonsando, Chungchungnam, Republic of Korea-
with MtG + gf, CBD, et al.
Wonsando Camping (Day 1 of 2)
- Day 1 (2.318 Pan-Fried Smoked Duck)
- Day 2 (2.319 Hoe)
A subcategory of camping in Korea is island camping. Along the west coast of the peninsula, the sea is dotted with numerous islets of varying levels of inhabitation where the beaches are largely unregulated and usually open to campers for free (see also 1.053 Franks & Beans). Some of the islets are serviced by ferry to allow fully equipped car camping, whereas the more remote locations can be accessed only by smaller boats and thus necessitate backpacking mode. The greater the difficulty in getting there, the lesser the people, the better. Another plus is that the campsite is typically right on the beach with an unobstructed view of the ocean, which is especially nice at sunset. On the downside, the wind and sand can be a pain, especially when they act in concert.
The duck was from the brand Sel Duck. Only available on-line and shipped directly to the customer, they claim to slaughter the duck, add seasonings, and package the final product upon order, thus eliminating the need for preservatives. They offer several variations, including smoked, soy, spicy. Ready to cook, 10 minutes in a pan. All pretty good. 15,000 won for a 500-gm package.
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