Cycle 14 – Item 91
6 (Thu) April 2023
-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-
with the Family
11 years ago to the day – IZ’s birthday – I ate this dish for dinner (see 3.092 Udong). Generally not a huge fan, much prefer the spicier sibling jjambbong, I ordered it tonight in tribute to that day. Actually, perhaps more as a tribute to that post – I mean, if not for GMTD, how would I know exactly what I’d eaten on 6 April 2012?
During our initial exploration of the restaurants in Wirye, the first visit to Ryeogi had been underwhelming (see 11.179 Gganpung Saewoo). Still, I could appreciate the generally higher quality of food and service, with table linens and uniformed staff, in contrast to other delivery-oriented businesses in residential neighborhoods, like Shanghai (see for example 11.200 Lajogi).
So, on this special occasion, I proposed that we give the place a second shot.
Overall, we were very pleased with the meal.
Happy Birthday, IZ!
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)