Cycle 13 – Item 309
10 (Thu) November 2022
Roast Chicken with Mashed Potatoes in Gravy and Buttered Vegetables
at SFS Secondary Cafeteria
-Yeonhi, Seodaemun, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
with TB staff
Back at SFS to support an author visit featuring Bora Chung, who had been shortlisted over the summer for the International Booker Prize for her novel Cursed Bunny (sadly, didn’t win).
Last month at CI, we had supported an author visit featuring Anton Hur (see 13.274 Salmon Avocado Salad), translator of Cursed Bunny into English.
Before the event, a staff member and I had lunch in the secondary cafeteria (at SFS, which in some cases uses European academic nomenclature, secondary school comprises what would be middle + high school in American system); but they use “elementary school” instead of “primary school”). The chicken was pretty good, especially the hint of rosemary and lemon, but the sides looked, felt, and tasted like cafeteria food – though I was happy for this kind of American/French cafeteria food to the Korean cafeteria food that I’m exposed to daily at the office.
Cafeteria food at international schools in Korea, ranked according to taste and quality, as well as overall service, based on my experiences at book fairs (and other events):
(See also FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)