4.233 Macaroni in Tomato Sauce with Mozzarella Cheese

-Cycle 4, Item 232-
26 (Mon) August 2013

Macaroni in Tomato Sauce with Mozzarella Cheese


by me

at home

-Oksu, Seoul-

with Ian

Another dish in the Goodies for Ian series (see previously 4.225 Kiddie Ddeokbokki...).

Ian's favorite kind of food is shaping up to be pasta.   Especially short pasta, which he can handle better with a fork.  And tomato-based sauce, which I make nice and sweet for him, rather than cream or oil sauces.

That's not as obvious or easy as it may sound, being in Korea, where kids are typically fed rice and soup 3 times a day, especially when they're younger, and all western foods tend to be lumped together as junk food--I guess in the same way that Chinese food in America, for example, generalized as cheap/greasy/MSG'd, probably wouldn't be the first choice when feeding a toddler, even if available from a fancy place.  That the nanny and mother-in-law even allow me to give him pasta, and that he really digs it, both are major victories.  Dominic, by contrast, has gone the other way, meaning that he prefers Korean foods by a landslide.


  1. Maybe there's a different tax on take-out food compared to eating in the restaurant? That was at least the case in Sweden a couple of years, which resulted in it being cheaper to order take-out than to eat in the restaurant.

    Plus that if you order take-out you won't take up seating in the restaurant...

  2. as far as i know, i don't think there are different tax rates for takeout here. (on a practical level, how would that be implemented, anyway? the restaurant would have a different accounting column for takeout sales? and how would the tax agency enforce/verify the claims?)

    i thought about the seating thing, but this place, at least for now, is mostly empty.

    but even at restaurants with long lines, i've never seen a discount for takeout, though that now seems like a great idea.