23 (Sat) June 2018
-Bukchang, Jung, Seoul, Korea-
with the Family
Weekend to Korea, Day 1.
In Seoul. No particular reason.
Still not allowed to stay at my folks’ place (see generally 8.258 Hobak Jjigae), I got a room at the Fraser Place hotel across from Namdaemun.
Hongdo is a tuna restaurant. Specializes in chamchi (tuna) hoe (raw), served with a full course of sides in the Korean tradition (see for example 2.015 Tuna Sashimi).
We came across the restaurant while wandering in the alleys behind the hotel in search of a place to eat dinner.
The food was good. Objectively, neither the highest quality of fish nor the most generous of cuts. Same with the sides. But, having been such a long time since we’ve had anything like, we were overwhelmingly satisfied.
I’ll say it again: I’d much prefer they do away with the gold flakes and charge a bit less.
Jinmi Pyeongyang Naeng Myeon
For lunch, mul naeng myeon at my favorite restaurant in the world.