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3.208 Cheese Quesadilla with Scrambled Eggs, Roast Pepper Salsa, and Olives


-Cycle 3, Item 208-
31 (Tue) July 2012

-Mexican-
Cheese Quesadilla
with Scrambled Eggs, Roast Pepper Salsa, and Olives

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by me

at home

-Oksu, Seoul-

solo

That thing I said yesterday (3.207 Pan-Fried Lemon Pork Cutlets with Sambal Oelek Sauce), same here.

This dish--inspired loosely by a reference to huevos rancheros that I'd seen in the newspaper earlier in the day--seemed like such a good idea when I was making it in my head on the drive home.  Sadly, it didn't work out quite so well in execution.  The salsa made the quesadilla soggy, for one thing.  

3.207 Pan-Fried Lemon Pork Cutlets with Sambal Oelek Sauce


-Cycle 3, Item 207-
30 (Mon) July 2012

-Sui Generis-
Pan-Fried Lemon Pork Cutlets
with Sambal Oelek Sauce

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by me

at home

-Oksu, Seoul-

with Wife and Dominic

Leftovers--both a boon and a bane to playing host for large gatherings.  It's a lot of free food, but it's also a pain to finish it off, especially when it's something that I didn't like in the first place.  

3.206 Hangari Jjambbong


-Cycle 3, Item 206-
29 (Sun) July 2012

-Chinese-
Hangari Jjambbong 

3.0

at Hong Kong

-Namyangju, GyeongGi-

with Wife, Dominic, and various families from Dominic's former daycare

One of my favorite Chinese restaurants in the country (see most recently 2.220 Shrimp Fried Rice), hangari jjambbong is their signature dish.  It's distinctive from standard jjambbong (see generally 1.178 Haemul Jjambbong) in the quantity and quality of seafood, including the piece de resistance: a whole octopus.  Also, it's served in a huge hangari, a traditional Korean earthenware bowl, one so large that it usually elicits gasps from those seeing it for the first time.  Though the menu describes it as a 2-person portion, it tends to feed at least 4, along with other dishes.  And of course, the restaurant's noodle dishes all feature hand-made noodles, their general claim-to-fame.  Good stuff, though I'm not personally much of a jjambbong guy.  16,000 won.

Even with the cup of beer for scale, the photo doesn't adequately show how big the bowl really is.