15 (Thu) October 2015
The Boss’s Beefy Birthday Bash
at Seoul Jung (Holiday Resort Hotel)
-Tumon Bay, Guam-
with various K staff and meeting participants
Mission to the United States, Day 6 (see previously 6.282 Tuna Poke).
In Guam. Arrived last Saturday morning. Here to attend WPRO’s annual RCM — hottest event of the year — Monday through today. Flying back this Saturday.
Following the meeting’s wrap this afternoon, we would’ve gathered for a farewell dinner anyway, but today happened to be the boss’s birthday, so the occasion was extra special.
In my quasi-official capacity as restaurant affairs coordinator for K staff at the Regional Office, a role that extends beyond our gatherings in the Philippines, apparently, I’d spent the week scouting potential locations for tonight’s event. Seoul Jung — discovered by chance while venturing off the beaten path in search of a tattoo* parlor — was later confirmed by the local consulate staff as the best Korean joint in town. I’d even photographed the menu and designed the meal.
When we arrived at the restaurant, however, a member of the consulate staff took it upon himself to initiate the ordering. I was glad to be relieved of the responsibility.
The food itself was fine.
But the selection of dishes — raw BEEF appetizer (4 plates), grilled BEEF main (7 plates), finished off with boiled BEEF (14 bowls) — was woefully lacking in variety.
Guam now represents the 23rd city among 12 countries outside of Korea where I’ve eaten at a Korean restaurant.
01.01 USA – San Francisco / 01.02 East Bay (Oakland, Berkeley, etc.) / 01.03 Silicon Valley (San Jose, Santa Clara, etc.) / 01.04 USA – Los Angeles / 01.05 USA – San Diego / 01.06 USA – Chicago / 01.07 USA – New York / 01.08 USA – Boston / 01.09 USA – Northern Virginia / 01.22 USA – Guam (6.283 The Boss’s Beefy Birthday Bash) / 02.10 GBR – London / 03.11 CHE – Geneva / 04.12 THA – Bangkok / 04.13 THA – Pattaya / 05.14 CHN – Beijing / 06.15 KHM – Phnom Penh (3.269 Fried Beef with Red Ants) / 07.16 LAO – Vientiane (3.272 Pho Ga) / 08.17 PHL – Metro Manila (5.005 Ki for Ki) / 08.19 Batangas (5.223 Galbi Tang and More) / 09.18 FJI – Suva (5.178 Bibimbab) / 10.20 PNG – Port Moresby (5.276 Spicy Chicken Muchim) / 11.21 RUS – Moscow (5.286 Chili Mango Prawns…) / 12.22 AUS – Melbourne (5.342 Crocodile Meat…)
*Got one, to add to my airport collection.