In Seoul. Arrived last Monday. On extended leave to take care of various administrative matters in preparation for the family’s move to the Philippines in a couple months. Going back to Manila, by myself, this coming Monday.
As DJ’s baseball team is participating in a tournament, out of town, overnight, the parents all decided to make a family trip of the occasion. For me, a rare opportunity to watch my kid play (see also 7.128 Play Ball; 7.081 Kale in Oyster Sauce).
For lunch, we were recommended to a restaurant nearby the accommodations.
The food was great all around. Northernish in style, as evidenced by the extensive use of buckwheat and simple preparations.
However, pressed for time to see the first pitch, we had to cancel our orders of their signature noodle dishes, following a long delay in the kitchen.
So, we went back for dinner — only the second time in recent memory that I’ve eaten at the same restaurant for both lunch and dinner on the same day (see most recently 5.264 TEITY 6+7…).
The food was, again, great.
In particular, the restaurant’s namesake Makguksu was excellent. Chewy noodles, with just the right amount of grit. Perfectly balanced flavors : sweet + sour + spicy + savory. Could eat this every day.