Cycle 12 – Cycle 263
25 (Sat) September 2021
at Jeju O Jeonbok
-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-
with the Family
We watched a movie today in the theater, for the first time since none of us could remember, perhaps late 2019. The movie was Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which was vaguely amusing as a superhero movie, but troubled me in its reinforcement of Asian-American stereotypes: they’re immigrants from China; they speak Chinese at home; they know Kung Fu. (I had the same issue with Black Panther, which depicted Africans as naked jungle warriors, even if they live in a secret sophisticated society.)
By the time the movie was over, the only place open in the mall was Jeju O Jeonbok.
Jeju O Jeonbok is a Korean restaurant. Specializes in abalone (jeonbok).
The Jeonbok Ramyeon was bullshit. I’d assumed that the broth would be derived from abalone stock, or some kind of seafood stock, but all I could taste was seaweed, like Neoguri – it might’ve been Neoguri – topped with a few measly slices of abalone.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)