3.260 Yetnal Tongdak

Cycle 3 – Item 260

21 (Fri) September 2012

Yetnal Tongdak


at Sin Maegju Changgo

-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-

with W and DJ

Weekend Hall Pass: Day 1 of 3

W and DJ are away for the weekend.  Woohoo!  But because IZ was left behind at home with the nanny, I can’t stray too far from the immediate area.  But within a limited geographic area, I can do whatever I want for the next 3 days.  Woohoo!

Starting last week, as a promotion for the new commercial center next to Oksu Station, the owners got some guy to set up a stand along the sidewalk and sell fried chicken.  Specifically, traditional Korean fried chicken – yetnal tongdak – which involves a whole bird, lightly coated with flour and seasonings, deep-fried.  In the first couple days, it drew everyone’s attention.  Presumably drawn to the novelty of it, also the prices perhaps – 13,000 won for 2 large birds or 11,000 won for 2 medium birds – people were standing in long lines.

I got boyz in the hood.  HSK, one of my best friends from high school, recently moved to Oksu-Dong.  JHJ, a very close friend from college, lives just across the river.

When we met up at the beer bar this evening, it was an ideal opportunity to give the chicken a try.  No more lines.  We took the chicken back to the bar and dug in.  Greasy.  Flavorless.  Fun in anticipation, but it just wasn’t worth going back for more.  The “large” wasn’t even very big.  A total waste of calories, and money.

The bar has an electronic dart board.
I’m such the shit that the owner of the bar made me a personalized glass – with a adhesive label and felt pen – to hold my special darts, which I’d earned by getting one of the top scores on the leader board.  Woohoo!
We also got a couple takeout pizzas from The Corner Kitchen, which salvaged the meal.



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