7.040 Thirty-Eight Hours Later

7.040

14 (Sun) February 2016

Hot Pastrami … Sandwich

3.0

from Katz’s Delicatessen [takeout]

at home

-Apgujeong, Seoul-

with the family

Mission to USA + Personal Deviation, Day 9 (see previously 7.039 Sauteed Cod Fillet).

In Seoul.  Spent the past week in the States, first to give a guest lecture last Monday on global health at TU in Philadelphia, then to attend a meeting Tuesday through Friday on NCDs at the United Nations in New York.  Return via Incheon.  Spending the weekend at home.  Back to Manila tomorrow.

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1 pound.

The best pastrami in the world, purchased from Katz’s and packed to go (see generally 7.038 Hot Pastrami Sandwich), flown 6,869 miles, halfway the world — with a time difference of 12 hours, New York and Seoul are literally halfway around the world from each other — reheated and enjoyed at home.

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By the time that we got through picking at the meat, only scaps remained to make a sandwich — a paltry representations of the real deal.

Nowhere near as good, but still excellent.

I have another portion to be flown another 1,628 miles to Manila, to be reheated and enjoyed in my apartment, all by myself.

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For lunch at Pyeongyang Myeonok (see most recently 7.018 Mul Naeng Myeon), naeng myeon, including the bibim variety, which I have yet to describe on GMTD.

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