Pork Mabo Tofu
at MtG and Noh SJ's home
with Wife, Dominic, Cho JH, Choi SW, Han CY, Hwang SE, Jeong D, Kim IT, Kim KH, Lee HS, MtG, Noh SJ, Yong I, Yun YH
MtG and SJ, newly wed in May (see 3.128 Grilled Pork Chops in Mario's Kick-Ass Barbecue Sauce), finally got around to inviting us over to their newlywed apartment for a housewarming party. It was the first time since elementary school that I'd seen the inside of any place that he called home. The evening's menu included 5 dishes: 2 Korean by her, 3 Chinese by him, including this mabo tofu, the best of the bunch. It was the first time ever that any of us had tasted anything that she'd cooked. To mark the momentous occasion, all the core members of the camping crew showed up (the only people missing were IT's wife and kid, both alpha members). It was a very pleasant evening.
shrimp, bokchoy, and mushrooms in oyster sauce (by MtG) (2.5)
shrimp wonton & egg soup (by MtG) (2.0)
We also took the opportunity to celebrate JH's birthday...
...eventually moving the party to a sashimi restaurant down the street.
One of the complimentary appetizers was, of course, beondaegi (silkworm larvae) (2.5).