Cycle 4 – Item 102
17 (Wed) April 2013
New Orleans Chicken
-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
with the Family, LJY and her kids
E-Mart recently introduced a new fried chicken to its line of prepackaged ready-to-eat. Compared to the standard fried chicken, it had a thinner coating (= dry) and a slightly different flavor (= bland). It was awful, nearly inedible. 7,980 won per bird. I’ve heard so many superlatives about the food from New Orleans, so I was sorely disappointed. Yes, I know that this chicken has absolutely nothing to do with New Orleans; in fact, when I asked the guy behind the counter, he had no idea what “New Orleans” was.
Number One Fan LJY wanted to visit E-Mart, a tradition whenever she’s in town. Part of it was to look around, part of it to provide B some playtime with DJ at the indoor playground there. We all had a quick bite at the food court, got the kids set up to do their thing, and did some shopping in the meantime, which is when I picked up the chicken. Afterwards, we went back to our place for a quick nightcap, which is when I tried the chicken. Nobody else wanted any, fortunately for them.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)