5.276 Tuna Sashimi

Cycle 5 – Item 276

8 (Wed) October 2014

Tuna Sashimi

2.0

at Seoul House

-Boroko, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea-

with UJK + husband

Mission to Papua New Guinea (Day 6)

In Port Moresby.  Here to provide technical/legal support to the National Department of Health in updating their tobacco legislation, which hasn’t been touched since 1987 – nice work if you can get it.  Uncertain, however, about dining prospects for the week.

Seoul House is a Korean restaurant.  The only Korean restaurant in the country.

Hence forth, I’m going to make an effort to eat at a Korean restaurant in every new city that I visit.  Not that I have to have Korean food when I’m traveling, as Koreans do (although I have recently taken to packing instant noodles with me for breakfast).  Just out of curiosity, to see how the cuisine has adapted to the foreign environment.  I won’t go out of my way, and I’ll do so only if it won’t interfere with an opportunity to try the local fare.

The tuna was not a standard menu item but a market acquisition that day, offered impromptu to regulars.  As such, it was impeccably fresh, though nearly devoid of flavor, and strangely salty.

The rest of the food wasn’t so great either.

But the company was.

Pa Jun (1.5): weird.
Spicy Chicken Muchim (2.0): chunks of chicken, stir-fried with chilies, garlic, onions, etc., seasoned with gochujang – kinda Korean, kinda Chinese-ish.

(See also KOREAN OUTSIDE KOREA)

(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)

(See also RESTAURANTS IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA)

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