23 (Wed) November 2016
-The Conrad Seoul, Yeouido-
Mission to Korea, Day 2 (see previously 7.322 Palbochae).
In Seoul. Here for the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentarian Forum on Global Health : The Role of Parliamentarians in Achieving Health in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs). While the Organization’s engagement with the 1st Annual Meeting last year had been limited to on-site technical support (see generally 6.178 Sliders), we scaled up the support this year to lead the programme development from the outset, placing me in charge — my biggest project of the year. So, the meeting will convene Thursday to Friday, but I’ve deployed a couple days early as part of the advance team to oversee preparations.
Ordered the standard burger this time — i.e., rather than the “sliders” — if only to avoid controversy.
The burger was okay. Fundamentally, the problem may lie in the use of hanwoo (Korean beef), which is supremely marbled and succulent, but not very beefy in taste, and so perhaps not particularly amenable for burgers (see for example 3.106 Dry-Aged Hanwoo …), resulting in juicy texture but flat in flavor. Totally overpriced at KRW 46,000 (about USD 40).