Cycle 13 – Item 146
31 (Tue) May 2022
Geon Dubu Bokkeum
at No Gyeong Seong
-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-
Geon Dubu Bokkeum is a Chinese(ish) dish. Sheets of dried tofu (geon dubu), cut into strips, stir-fried (bokkeum) with garlic. Staple in restaurants serving Korean Chinese cuisine*.
*A tiny but (hopefully) growing segment of the Chinese dining scene in Seoul comprises Korean Chinese cuisine – not Koreanized Chinese, as in jjajang myeon and jjambbong, but the Chineseish food of ethnic Koreans from China. Primarily but not limited to oreans hailing from the Yianbian region – specifically the Yianbian Autonomous Prefecture – in northeast China. Once limited to lamb skewers (see for example 1.218 Lamb Skewers), restaurants are now expanding their menus to include other dishes. One of GMTD’s all-time favorite restaurants in Korea, Dongbuk Hwagwa Wang, was a pioneer in this niche field (see most recently 12.088 Yellow Cucumber Pulled Skin).
While No Gyeong Seong is ostensibly a lamb skewer restaurant, I am more drawn to the other dishes, especially the geon dubu bokkeum.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)
(See also BOOZE)