25 (Wed) December 2019
Roast Lobster with Cheese
at Ggori Chineun Lobster Gui
-Myeong-Dong, Jung-Gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
2020 Winter Holiday in Korea, Day 2.
- Day 1 (10.354 Vegetable Rice Bowl)
For my first meal in town, my favorite dish at my favorite restaurant in the world.
Prior visits – hard to believe that it’s been over 5 months since my last visit, and only the third time in 2019:
- 8.296 Mul Naeng Myeon (4.0)
- 8.303 Maybe the New Best Mul Naeng Myeon (4.0)
- 9.014 Mul Naeng Myeon (3.5)
- 9.016 Probably the Best Mul Naeng Myeon (4.0)
- 9.142 BBQ Platter
- 9.169 Chamchi Hoe
- 9.192 Tuna Pizza
- 9.294 Indubitably, the World’s Best MNM (4.0)
- 9.295 Char-Grilled Hanwoo Strip Steak
- 9.348 Mul Naeng Myeon (4.0)
- 10.057 Hindu Meal
- 10.193 Mul Naeng Myeon (3.0)
So long as we were in Namdaemun Market, we took the opportunity to enjoy some street food.
Compared to 5 years ago (see previously 5.084 Odeng + Ddeokbokki), menu offerings have changed quite bit: less emphasis on made-to-order dishes (as Korean customers would prefer), more on ready-to-go items (as tourists would prefer).
We then went to Myeong-Dong for shopping.
Over the past couple decades, the neighborhood has become a mecca for street food, though not much that’s traditionally Korean, not much that can be found anywhere else than in Myeong-Dong.
Like grilled lobster with cheese, which is neither traditionally Korean nor can be found anywhere else than in Myeong-Dong.
I couldn’t resist.
It was okay. The meat of the tail was chopped into big chunks, marinated in a light chili sauce, braised in its own juices over a gas grill, then broiled au gratin with processed mozzarella cheese under an electric lamp. It was kinda crappy, but okay.
I had two.
Fortunately, the family was off somewhere buying shoes.
We met up with W’s brother and his family for dinner.