Cycle 12 – Cycle 24
26 (Tue) October 2021
-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-
with the Family
As noted yesterday, we have a favorite local restaurant. In the history of GMTD, I can’t recall if I’ve eaten dinner at the same restaurant two days in a row.
Ojingeo Daechim is a Korean dish. Actually more of a technique, “daechim” simply meaning to parboil. Ojingeo (squid) is often parboiled and served as is, with chogochujang on the side as a dip. A staple item at establishments offering cheap/humble/simple seafoods.
The ojingeo daechim here was amazing. The squid itself was pristinely fresh, with plump, soft, juicy, savory, delicious flesh – would’ve been happy there, hadn’t been expecting anything beyond that when we ordered it. But the restaurant took it to another level by including a salad of minari dressed in an exquisite dressing of soy sauce + gochugaru + vinegar + magic. The bitterness of the minari pairing perfectly with the brininess of the squid. A bit pricy at 18,000 won, but worth it.
We also tried jogae tang for the first time. It was okay. But totally overpriced at 25,000 won.
Can’t wait to go back to explore more of the menu.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)