18 (Mon) July 2016
with the family, the folks
The Home Stretch : Day 4 (see previously 7.194 The MIL’s Typical…).
At long last, the time has come. Arrived in Seoul on Saturday. Here for a week to pack up and ship our stuff to the Philippines, where we’ll be reunited to live as a family after 2.5 years. Flying back together to Manila next Saturday.
Fortunately, my father’s birthday happens to be this week, so I was on-hand to participate in the celebratory dinner (see previously 6.194 Lobster Spaghetti with Rose Sauce).
Sufficiently impressed by the sampling of dishes at Ramie’s a couple days prior (see generally 7.193 Mineo Hoe), I’d made a reservation for this special occasion, knowing that Dad likes this kind of food.
Porchetta is an Italian pork dish. Traditionally a whole pig, seasoned/marinated, stuffed with herbs, slow-roasted. Now often made with smaller cuts, such as a slab of pork belly.
The food was good across the board. The porchetta was great : perfectly cooked, crispy out, juicy in; the flavor was a bit mainstream, tasting like a typical “ham,” though that’s not inherently a bad thing — the kids loved it. Personally, I preferred other dishes, such the calamari and the octopus (see below). Anyway, an excellent meal overall, and reasonably priced.