26 (Tue) January 2016
with the family
Emergency Sick Leave, Day 9 (see previously 7.020 Chlie Shrimp Tacos).
In Seoul. Arrived two weeks ago on a mission. Injured my back last weekend (see generally 7.011 Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza). Staying in town for treatment. Aiming to return to Manila this Saturday.
Barbecue restaurants in Korea tend to focus, respectively, on one type of meat. Beef joints, for example, offer beef only — and even then, the sourcing is either exclusively Korean (upscale), or imported from USA/Australia (cheap). Nowadays, pork too has become more specialized, the latest thing being pork from Jeju. In any case, the choice of a restaurant will determine both the animal and the price point.
The food was great. Succulent meat, thickly cut to allow for the development of texture in the cooking. Pristinely “clean” in flavor, no “porkiness,” just the way I like it. Best pork barbecue in recent memory.