-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-
Among the many theories about how best to break a long fast (on top of the many more theories about fasting per se), I am inclined to believe anything promoting the consumption of lean proteins.
To kill two birds with one stone, I am using this opportunity (i) to break the fast with boiled chicken and (ii) to make stock for a dish that I am planning for tomorrow.
The chicken quarters were awesome. Granted, I was coming off a long fast. Even still, the meat was luxuriously tender and savory sweet. I could eat this every day.
I deplore old school European-style chinaware, especially mass-produced ones with colorful flowery prints (e.g., Royal Albert, as here). A friend once theorized that they were originally designed, often in England, to brighten up inherently dull-looking food. As today’s dish would strongly suggest, the plates make dull-looking food look bizarrely grotesque.