12.321 Godeungeo Gui

Cycle 12 – Item 321

22 (Mon) November 2021

Chicken Fajitas

3.0

at Mudol

-Cheongdam, Gangnam, Seoul, Republic of Korea-

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While GMTD is primarily about the food, it also documents important events in my life, usually contextualized by the food.

I should’ve taken a photo of the house before it was demolished.

We’re developing a new building on a property that we own in Cheongdam.  Used to be a house, where my parents and I lived for a few years, in the late 1990s, before renting it out as a commercial space.  I was in my late 20s at the time, at the peak of my carousing days (mostly nights), a good time to be living in the heart of Gangnam.  I studied for the LSAT in the house.

In any case, I needed to confirm the completion of the demolition, so I dropped by.  Afterwards, I had lunch in the neighborhood.

When we lived in the neighborhood, this building hosted a beef restaurant, and it wasn’t called Mudol, so “since 1985” means that the current operation moved here from elsewhere, sometime after 2000.

Mudol is a Korean restaurant.  Offers a wide range of traditional dishes.

My favorite thing these days is salted mackerel (godeungeo jaban), roasted (gui), accompanied by steamed rice and kimchi.  Can’t get enough of it.

(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)

(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)

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