19 (Sat) April 2014
by AHY + CJH
at Hyurim Pension
-Gapyeong, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-
with the Family, CBD
Home Visit 4: Break + Housekeeping (Day 4)
- Day 1 (5.101 Chicken Inasal with Garlic Rice)
- Day 2 (5.102 Potato & Corn Croquettes)
- Day 3 (5.103 Mul Naeng Myeon x 2)
- Day 4 (5.104 Donggeurang-Ddaeng)
- Day 5 (5.105 Haemul Jjim)
- Day 6 (5.106 Spicy Taiwanese Crab Stir-Fry)
- Day 7 (5.107 Fusilli in Meat Sauce)
- Day 8 (5.108 Grilled Seabass)
- Day 9 (5.109 MIL’s Typical Korean At-Home Meal)
Concluding my initial 3-month contract with WHO, now extended 5.5 months, I’m back in Korea to take a break (contract break and personal break) and attend to various housekeeping matters – mostly for the (personal) break.
Camping with the crew. Remarkably, the first time in 7 months (see most recently 4.259 Chicken & Shrimp Burrito). Now that I’m based in Manila (at least through October), this may be the last one for a long long while.
The site was Hyurim Pension (휴림펜션). Grounds include both “auto-camping” + “pension.” Owned by a long-time acquaintance of LHS and YYH, everything was free. Overall, it was one of the best/pampering sites that I’ve ever experienced: immaculately clean, heavily wooded, equipped with decks, electric outlets, wi-fi, store, coffee shop, showers, soccer field and basketball court, and even a trampoline; adjacent to a stream, located a mere 100 km from Seoul. This may be the ultimate camping destination, when convenience is a concern.
Donggeurang-Ddaeng (동그랑땡) is a Korean pancake. A type of jeon. Typically consists of ground pork/beef, plus minced garlic/onion/carrot/chili, seasoned with salt/pepper and maybe soy sauce, formed into small thickish disks (i.e., a flattened meatball), dredged in flour and egg wash, pan-fried in oil, usually served with a soy dipping sauce. The term is rather idiomatic – always reminded me of “curly-cue” – vaguely meaning something like “circle (donggeurang) thingo (ddaeng).”
As per SOP, many more foods were prepared throughout the evening, long into the night, but I only took photos of the first two courses. Believe me, it was all good.
W chickened out and got a room in the pension for herself and the kids.
(See also CAMPING)
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)