Cycle 4 – Item 309
10 (Sun) November 2013
from Samwon Garden
-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
with the Family
In addition to mul naeng myeon as the dish to celebrate homecoming after an overseas trip, I should expand the protocol to include galbi tang. One is cool and austere, to refresh the soul. The other is warm and hearty, to replenish the soul.
I’ve often had mul naeng myeon and galbi tang together at Samwon Garden, two of my favorite dishes at one of my favorite restaurants, but the combination yesterday evening was particularly powerful within the restorative context.
We got more galbi tang to go, which we ate for brunch this morning and again for dinner this evening. Not as good as it is the day of, but still the best in the city, maybe in the world – seriously.
As an added bonus, Samwon Garden’s ggakdugi is also excellent, maybe the best in the world – seriously.
When we requested a lot of ggajdugi with our takeout order, they gave us this tub, the same tub used for the galbi tang. Generally enough to last a couple weeks, probably a couple days in our home.
Great food and great service, consistently, dine in or to go, that’s why we love Samwon Garden, despite the high prices.
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