11.224 Stir-Fried Morning Glory in Oyster Sauce

11.224

16 (Sun) August 2020

Stir-Fried Morning Glory in Oyster Sauce

2.5

at Kon Thai (Starfield City Wirye)

-Hakam, Hanam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-

with the Family

Kon Thai is a Thai restaurant chain.  Currently 25 locations throughout the country, including 1 in Starfield City Wirye.

I have no information on when the chain was established – don’t recall seeing it when I lived here pre 2014 – but suddenly it seems to be everywhere.

On the 4th floor of Starfield City Wirye, Eatopia is a food court with sit-down full-service restaurants, a bit more elevated than the PK Kitchen self-serve food court on the ground floor (see generally 11.201 Bun Cha).

The food was okay.  Certain seasonings/aromatics essential to Thai cuisine – e.g., fish sauce, cilantro, holy basil, fermented beans – were notably absent, either to accommodate local palates by toning down the flavors, or due to the unavailability of ingredients.  Still, everything was tasty enough.

I was very happy just to be eating morning glory, even if it wasn’t phak bung fai daeng.

(For more details about the food, see WHAT)

(For more details about the venue, see WHERE IN KOREA)

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