18 (Thu) July 2019
at Terra 13
-Cheongdam, Gangnam, Seoul, Korea-
with the Family and Folks
Mission to Fiji + Personal Deviation, Day 10.
- Day 1 (10.185 Mixed Seafood with Beet Reduction)
- Day 2 (10.186 Chicken in Black Bean Sauce)
- Day 3 (10.187 Grilled Octopus)
- Day 4 (10.188 Slipper Lobster Garlic)
- Day 5 (10.189 Clouds in Sky)
- Day 6 (10.190 A Heap of Fried Rice)
- Day 7 (10.191 Paneer Curry + Chicken Curry + Naan)
- Day 8 (10.192 Rourou Moci)
- Day 9 (10.193 Mul Naeng Myeon)
In Seoul. Finished a mission in Fiji to conduct a series of planning meetings and ocular inspections in preparation for the Fifth Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentarian Forum on Global Health, which will be held in Fiji in August 2019 and highlight the role of parliamentarians in addressing the health impacts of climate change. It was the fourth such scoping mission in advance of the Fifth Meeting (see previously 10.118 Awhi Farms…). On my way home.
Fortunately, the itinerary takes me through Korea, giving me a chance to see my family, including my father on his birthday.
Terra 13 is an Italian restaurant.
My father likes Italian food on his birthday (see previously 9.192 Tuna Pizza)
The food was excellent. Every dish was thoughtfully conceived, expertly executed. And for this market, many of the ingredient choices were refreshingly daring in their novelty – having never before encountered burrata (see below) or paccheri (see below), I was a little nervous when ordering them on recommendation, an excitement that I rarely feel in a typical Italian restaurant these days. A fine, and fun, meal.
The burrata was amazing. Fresh mozzarella shell giving way to stracciatella (shredded cheese curds) and cream within – an intriguing soft-on-softer textural contrast. Shaved Parmigiano cheese for a layer of nuttiness. Prosciutto, immaculate in flavor, for a perfectly salty/meaty counterpoint. Ripe tomatoes for a welcome fresh crunch. Best antipasto that I’ve ever experienced.