Cycle 13 – Item 103
18 (Mon) April 2022
from Gomaweo Banchan
-Changgok, Sujoeng, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-
with the Family
Gomaweo Banchan (고마워 반찬) is a meal kit delivery service. Presumably owned/operated by an individual, probably female (just playing the cultural odds here), likely out of her home. Menus are posted in a chat room on Naver Café. Customers download the menu, circle what they want + number of portions, and send it back to the proprietor, along with payment. Every day features a set meal, mostly Korean in character, comprising a main course + soup + sides. Requires some cooking. Rice and kimchi not included. Each kit, serving around 2-3 portions, costs 18,500 won. The kit is left on the doorstep in the morning.
W has been ordering from the service for the past month. Seems okay, so far.
Today’s kit contained: (1) components for jumeokbab (add steamed rice and form into balls) + (2) mandu jeongol and broth (combine in a large pot and bring to a boil) + (3) cheongpo muk and sauce (drizzle sauce and serve) + (4) egg-dangmyeon jeon (combine and cook in a pan).
The mandu jeongol was okay. Mandu seemed to come from a package – not good. Lots of veg and tofu – good. Overall, it made for a decent meal.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)