8.365 Samgyeopsal

8.365

5 (Fri) January 2018

Samgyeopsal

3.0

at Blue Water Divers

-Sabang, Puerto Galera, Mindoro, Philippines-

with the Family

Dive Trip to PG, Day 2.

Dives 64-66.  Deep Diver Specialty Course Initiated.

Puerto Galera is the 28th city (technically, a municipality) and newest addition to the list of places outside of Korea where I’ve eaten Korean food in a restaurant (roughly in order of experience):

  1. USA : 01.01 Silicon Valley (San Jose, Santa Clara, etc.) CA; 01.02 New York NY; 01.03 Boston MA; 01.04 Northern Virginia VA; 01.05 East Bay (Oakland, Berkeley, etc.) CA; 01.06 Los Angeles CA; 01.07 San Francisco CA; 01.08 San Diego CA; 01.12 Chicago IL; 01.13 Washington DC; 01.24 Guam (6.283 The Boss’s Beefy Birthday Bash)
  2. THA : 02.09 Bangkok; 02.10 Pattaya
  3. CHE : 03.11 Geneva
  4. GBR : 04.14 London
  5. CHN : 05.15 Beijing
  6. KHM : 06.16 Phnom Penh (3.269 Fried Beef with Red Ants)
  7. LAO : 07.17 Vientiane (3.272 Pho Ga)
  8. PHL : 08.18 Metro Manila (5.005 Ki for Ki) / 08.20 Batangas (5.223 Galbi Tang and More) / 08.28 Puerto Galera (8.365 Samgyeopsal)
  9. FJI : 09.19 Suva (5.178 Bibimbab)
  10. PNG : 10.21 Port Moresby (5.276 Spicy Chicken Muchim)
  11. RUS : 11.22 Moscow (5.286 Chili Mango Prawns…)
  12. AUS : 12.23 Melbourne (5.342 Crocodile Meat…)
  13. MYS : 13.25 Kuala Lumpur (6.333 Jacked — Three Ways)
  14. JPN : 14.26 Wakoshi (7.266 Gu Ba) / 14.27 Tokyo (8.202 Clam and Spicy Soft Tofu Stew)

* * * *

With this, Cycle 8 comes to a close.

Generally, the year was very uneventful, uninspired.  113 meals by me at home, which is not too bad, considering that I was working full time, but the dishes tended to be fairly standard – lots of stir-fries, noodle soups, pastas – can’t recall if a single dish was from a new recipe.  I struggled to identify a “Best Dish By Me” that I was truly proud of.  Even when eating out, mostly the same go-to places, same go-to items.  As such, nothing was particularly spectacular, particularly awful.

HIGHLIGHTS

Best Dish by Me (8.060 Roasted Pork Belly with Ssamjang in Romaine Wraps)

Worst Dish by Me (8.062 California Gourmet Burger)

Biggest Breakthrough By Me (8.141 Zaru Soba)

Best Dish by Other (8.205 Mom’s Kimchi)

Best Restaurant Dish in the Philippines  (8.120 Chuletón de Res)

Best Restaurant Dish in Korea  (8.296 Mul Naeng Myeon)

Best Restaurant Dish Abroad (8.357 Lobster with Noodles in Truffle Sauce)

Dumbest Restaurant Dish Anywhere (8.342 The Egg)

Best In-Flight Dish (8.261 Ssambap)

Weirdest Dish (8.335 ?)

Most Enjoyable Meal (8.199 Sukiyaki)

Most Memorable Meal (8.188 Kong Jjigae and Much Much More)

Most Meaningful Meal (8.331 Carrot Rice)

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