-Cycle 3, Item 143-
27 (Sun) May 2012
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at Deo Keunjip (더큰집)
with Wife, Dominic, and Ian
While this dish has been featured on several prior posts (see most recently 2.204 Galbi Tang), this is the first time from a restaurant.
This restaurant has also been featured before (see 2.328 Seolleong Tang), though it's undergone a few changes since then. Notably, they've done away with most of the barbecue, which isn't really what people come for. The soups, which are what people come for, seemed the same as before. However, the prices went up at least 1,000 won across the board, making the galbi tang now 11,000 won with regular rice (12,000 won with special multi-grain rice in a stone bowl). They've kept the self-serve ice cream, which is what Dominic comes for.
These three gigantic cauldrons, proudly on display through the front window,
seemingly 24-hours a day, boil away beef bones for soups.
For some reason, they've added duck to the menu:
"A duck barbecue smoke."
Now that I think about it, this is probably a bad idea on so many levels.
I suppose this restaurant will have to be blacklisted, if only to save my kid from the ice cream.
I have to admit that four consecutive days of nothing but Cantonese, as much as I adore it, was too much of a good thing. By welcome contrast, Korean comfort food never tasted better, never felt more nourishing, than it did this evening. I haven't ordered a second bowl of rice at a restaurant since college.