-Cycle 1, Item 85-
31 (Wed) March 2010
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at Maakouda Sandiwich
I don't know if there's really a thing called a "Moroccan sandwich" (or "sandiwich"). As far as I know, there's only this one guy in Itaewon that makes them. And the guy claims to be Iraqi, which is further reason to doubt.
In any case, the sandwich consisted of a lamb meatball and what appeared to be a potato knish, which the guy mashed together and rough chopped and cooked in oil of some sort on a flat grill, added diced onion and a sprinkle of sugar, then scrambled an egg into the mix, stuffed it all in a soft hoagie roll, and topped it off with white (yogurt) and red (spicy) sauces. Without question, the best street food in Korea. Maybe the best that I've ever had in my life.
One time, sitting and drinking at home, I got the craving, so I walked down to the taxi stand, got in a cab, informed the driver of my intention for a roundtrip, took the 20-minute ride to Itaewon, to the street corner where the truck is usually parked, got out of the cab, bought 1 for myself and 1 for the cab driver, ate it on the spot, leaning against his cab, got back into the cab, and returned home (the driver didn't charge me for the return trip). They're that good.
The sandwich probably would've received 6 stars in the past, especially that first time I had one--a mind-blowing experience. Maybe I've had one too many since then. Maybe the guy changed the recipe. Maybe he, or I, was having an off-night. But tonight, it just wasn't...perfect...the way that it had once seemed.