13 (Mon) February 2012
Hanwoo Lady Burger
-Daegwalnyeong, Pyeongchang, Gangwon, Republic of Korea-
with W and DJ
Holiday in Gangwon (Day 3 of 4)
- Day 1 (3.037 Jogae Gui)
- Day 2 (3.038 Hoe)
- Day 3 (3.039 Hanwoo Lady Burger)
- Day 4 (3.040 Chicken Kebab)
The plan: Hitch a ride to Gangneung, with W and the kid, on the bus chartered by the camping crew (who will go on to hike and camp out on a nearby mountain – my bum knee prevents me to join them). Hang out on the beach (Saturday). Regroup with the camping crew for dinner (Sunday), and take a shuttle to Yongpyong (while the crew returns to Seoul in their bus). Play in the snow for a couple days (Monday and Tuesday), and take a public bus back to Seoul. Back in the day, I would’ve called that “a plan and a half.”
Lotteria is an American-style fast food restaurant chain. Founded 1972 in Japan, followed by a Korean location in 1979, with branches now across Asia. Operated by the Lotte Corporation – the name is a portmanteau of “Lotte + cafeteria” – a Korean conglomerate that started as a confectionary company in Japan. Specializes in traditional burgers and fries, as well as fusion items, like the signature Shrimp Burger.
The Hanwoo Lady Burger is Lottteria Korea’s latest item. Features a patty that’s a combination of ground Korean beef (hanwoo) and bits of rice cake- that’s right, rice cake. The official website refers to the concept as “fun.”
I thought it was weird. The texture of the patty was disconcertingly crumbly-chewy. Also came with a slice of bell pepper. I don’t know if the name is supposed to imply that the item is a chick thing, or that the beef was sourced from a female cow. 4,600 won.
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