16 (Sun) August 2020
Stir-Fried Morning Glory in Oyster Sauce
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.
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.
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