Cycle 14 – Item 216
9 (Wed) August 2023
Kal Mandu Guk
-Sinjeong, Yangcheon, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
3 years ago, GMTD documented the bureaucratic bullshit that I’d endured to secure my visa for living in Korea (see 11.233 Gogi Mandu). A silver lining in the overwhelmingly black cloud of the process had been to discover this mandu restaurant across the street from the immigration office (see 11.289 Kal Mandu Guk).
F-4 renewals now available on-line, I was hoping that I could avoid going to the immigration office for the renewal, but – DOH! – my application was flagged because I now have a criminal record – a story that I’d introduced (see generally 12.318 Ojingeo Muchim), but never finished (someday). So, I had to go to the office to submit additional paperwork. The visa was approved, with a warning that future incidents could result in deportation.
I scheduled the visit so that I could eat lunch at Onjeong Son Mandu, where I ordered the same dish.
(See also HANSIK)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)