Cycle 4 – Item 258
20 (Fri) September 2013
Post-Chuseok Chicken Tacos
by Aunt H
at the cabin
-Changchon, Seowon, Hoengseong, Gangwon, Republic of Korea-
with the Famly, Mom + Dad, maternal relatives
Baja-style street tacos, courtesy of Aunt H. She’s visiting from San Diego, where she and her family have lived for decades, frequent vacationers south of the border, so she knows the tacos from that region. In fact, she once ran a deli that served tacos, among other things.
The tacos were pretty good. On this trip, she even brought white corn tortillas for the occasion. Earlier in the day, she made salsa and pico de gallo from scratch, also items from deli know-how. My only criticism would be her technique in cooking the chicken, which she dumped en masse into a wok at medium heat, a very Korean methodology, thus preventing searing and resulting in a loss of juices into steam, prompting me to take the meat and recook it, if only to impart some caramelization and texture. Liberal amounts of sour cream compensated for the dryness.
(See also BOOZE)
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)