7 (Tue) January 2014
One (Batch of Odeng) for the Road
at the new food cart
-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
A new food cart recently opened up near home. As a recurring theme on GMTD, Oksu Station is one of the few remaining places in the city to get street food from a food cart (see generally 3.164 The Trinity). The cart’s been there for about a year, different owners trying out various items, such as lemonade, sausages, dumplings, etc., all to no avail. The new owners went back to basics.
Most regrettably, I won’t be around to see DJ off on his first day of school at Okjeong Elementary School in March. I will also be absent at the W’s and the mom’s birthdays in February, and IZ’s birthday in April. What a deadbeat father/husband/son.
On my way home this afternoon, I stopped by for a quick snack. As I was sitting there, munching on an odeng skewer, likely my final serving of bona fide street food for the foreseeable future, I realized that this is really what I’d be missing while in Manila: just hangin’ in the ‘hood with the homies. I stuck around for awhile, savoring the sights and sounds and smells of Oksu Station, unwilling to let go of the moment. W (the main homey) eventually joined me.
The dinner plan for later was to gorge on lamb chops at Braii Republic, all-u-can-eat on Tuesdays, but I called it off. Didn’t seem all that important anymore.
(See also FOODS.)
(See also PLACES.)
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