2.352 Svinsko Verteno

2.352

23 (Fri) December 2011

Svinsko Verteno

3.5

at Zelen

-Hannam, Yongsan, Seoul, Republic of Korea-

w W and DJ, Mom and Dad, the In-Laws

As anticipated just two days earlier, I was soon back at my new favorite restaurant for some more Bulgarian food.  The occasion was a wrap dinner following DJ’s  daycare holiday pageant, in which he played the lead role as Mowgli in The Jungle Book.  This was the first time that my parents and W’s parents have had dinner together since DJ’s 1st birthday party in 2008, perhaps only the fourth time in all.

Svinsko Verteno is a Bulgarian dish.  Pork fillet rolled with bacon, smoked cheese, mushrooms, scallions, and pickles, served in gravy, along with potatoes and vegetables.

According to internet reviews, it’s one of the restaurant’s more popular dishes, and I can see why. The tender pork, the salty bacon, the gooey cheese, the earthy mushrooms, the sharp scallions, the tangy pickles, the savory gravy – all combined to create a most pleasurable balance of taste and texture.  Haute cuisine and comfort food at the same time.

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