12.359 Ul Myeon

Cycle 12 – Item 359

30 (Thu) December 2021

Ul Myeon

2.5

from Shanghai

at home

-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-

solo

I woke up this morning with body aches, abdominal pains, and a slight fever (36.8).  Probably food poisoning, probably the oysters from the night before.  Just in case, I got tested for Covid-19 and self-isolated for the day.  The test would later return negative.

In case anyone were curious, this is where I sleep.

Ul Myeon is a Korean-Chinese dish.  The same thing as udong, with corn starch added to the broth, making it thick, almost like a gravy.

Before tonight, I’ve had ul myeon maybe thrice in my life, never in GMTD history.  Nothing against it, just not in the mood.

Feeling somewhat better by dinnertime, still a bit queasy.  W’s plan was to make me rice porridge and order Chinese for herself and the boys.  Suddenly, I was in the mood for the hot goopiness of ul myeon.

(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)

(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)

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