Cycle 5 – Item 251
13 (Sat) September 2014
at Hanchon Seolleong Tang
-Malate, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-
with BJH, EK
Another day trip for diving down in Anilao, again at ASDC.
After the morning dives, the inclement weather prevented lunch on the beach, so we went back to the dive shop.
The afternoon dive was cancelled.
Try Every Korean Restaurant in Ermita and Malate (8) (see also TEKREM)
Surveying all the Korean eateries, including those serving Korean-Chinese fare, located in the neighborhoods of Ermita and Malate, nearby work and home. Minimum of 1 dish per place. Currently 45 establishments. Though anticipating that most of the places will be mediocre, I look forward to exploring more of my environment.
Hanchon Seolleong Tang is a Korean restaurant. Located in Malate. Opened recently. Specializes in seolleong tang, as well as other beef-based broth dishes.
Upon return to Manila in the evening, JH suggested that we try out Hanchon Seolleong Tang. He wanted seolleong tang. I agreed on the condition that the menu would offer something other than seolleong tang – I have nothing against the dish per se, but I generally tend to regard it as something to eat for breakfast or lunch, or maybe under comfort food conditions.
The food was hit and miss. The modeum suyuk consisted of sliced beef, knee ligament (dogani), enoki, garlic chives, and scallion in beef broth, served hotpot style. While the beef tasted a bit gamy, everything else was okay, especially the knee. I’d consider going back for more, but the sides were sparse and pretty crappy, so probably not.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN PHILIPPINES)