Cycle 4 – Item 334
5 (Thu) December 2013
at Beirut Fast Food
-Itaewon, Yongsan, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
The most memorable meal during last year’s Project 45/45/45, perhaps during the entirety of Cycle 3, was at Beirut Fast Food. The owner/chef had promised that he’d prepare something “extra special” for me next time. Yes, please.
Although I couldn’t stop thinking about the place since then, 364 days would pass until I finally got a chance for a second shot, at long last, this evening. I had actually made a couple prior attempts, but it was closed on both occasions. Fortunately, it was open tonight. Unfortunately, the owner/chef was absent, leaving the kitchen to some woman who could only do a few dishes, lamb kafta not included. Bummer.
So, I tried the falafel sandwich, which was okay overall. The bread was as amazing as I remembered. Indeed, on my recent trip to Egypt, where I learned that bread is taken very seriously in that part of the world, even at shoppingmallfoodcourtfastfood joints, I thought about Beirut’s bread. The falafel was pretty good, though perhaps not as a sandwich ingredient. Not at all what I’d come back for.
(See also 45/45/45)
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)