13.011 Yam Wun Sen

Cycle 13 – Item 11

15 (Sat) January 2022

Yam Wun Sen

2.0

at Golden Thai

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

with W, IZ

Yum Woon Sen is a Thai dish.  A salad comprising glass noodles (woon sen), topped seafood and aromatics, seasoned with fish sauce and lime juice, mixed together (yum), typically served as an appetizer.

Brouwerij Huyghe Delirium Tremens Strong Blond Beer: generally not a fan of ale, but the bittersweetness and high alcohol content (8.5% ABV) of this Belgian brew paired very nicely with Thai flavors, even better than Thai beers – alas, it’s very pricey at 12,000 won per bottle.

DID YOU KNOW?  Delirium Tremens is the rapid onset of symptoms caused by alcohol withdrawal, both mental (e.g. disorientation, nightmares) and physical (e.g., shivers, sweating), usually lasting for a few days, sometimes fatal.  Suffering from DT is sometimes referred to as “seeing pink elephants” – pink elephants being a common metaphor for drunken hallucination.

In light of my recent health exam (see 13.004 Dal Makhani Etc), I anticipate seeing big fat pink elephants in my near future.

The salad was okayish.  The components were a bit clumsy, as if the chef had chopped them with his eyes closed.  The noodles were a tad overcooked and mushy/clumpy.  But it tasted fine.

(See also BOOZE)

(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)

(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)

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