Cycle 3 – Item 143
27 (Sun) May 2012
at Deo Keun Jib
-Nonhyeon, Gangnam, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
with W and DJ (and IZ)
First time featuring this dish at a restaurant.
The restaurant has undergone a few changes since my previous visit.
Notably, they’ve done away with most of the barbecue, which isn’t really what people come for. The soups, which are what people come for, seem the same as before. However, the prices went up at least 1,000 won across the board, making the galbi tang now 11,000 won with regular rice (12,000 won with special multi-grain rice in a stone bowl).
They’ve kept the self-serve ice cream, which is what DJ comes for. He’s so tickled that it’s “free.”
I have to admit that four consecutive days of nothing but Cantonese, as much as I adore it, was too much of a good thing. By welcome contrast, Korean comfort food never tasted better, never felt more nourishing, than it did this evening – prompting me to order a second bowl of rice, which I haven’t done at a restaurant since college.
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