Cycle 3 – Item 225
17 (Fri) August 2012
Chicken Pot Pie
-Yangjae, Seocho, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
Being the first chicken pot pie that I’ve had in my life, this could be regarded either as the best or the worst. Granted, I don’t know anything about the dish, but Costco’s offering couldn’t possibly be right. The crust was brittle. The weirdly grey-colored broth/sauce was watery. The chicken was crumbly. All of it was cold and flavorless. By the time I was done shopping near closing time, chicken pot pie was the only item available in the food court. In fact, I got the second-to-last one, which made me feel lucky. Until I took a bite. And at 5,000 won per pie, it was ridiculously overpriced, most other ready-to-go foods at Costco being equally bad but cheaper.
In a prior post that attempted to explain why I continue to eat the crappy food at Costco, I predicted that it wouldn’t be the last time. Neither will this.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)