5.294 Chadol Doenjang Jjigae

-Cycle 5, Item 294-
26 (Sun) October 2014

Chadol Doenjang Jjigae


at Jang Yunjo Gamasot Gukbab

-Oksu, Seoul-

with the wife & kids, Dad

The Prodigal Son Returns to Abdicate His Abode, Day 2 (see 5.293 Roseu Pyeonchae).

In town to sign the papers for leasing out the apartment.

By sheer coincidence, my parents moved today.  From Bundang to Oksu, into an apartment in a neighboring complex--by sheer coincidence, the same complex as KH and JH.

Come to think of it, I don't know why they didn't just move into our apartment.  Presumably, discussions were held and decisions were made in my absence.a

Anyway, my mother spent the day supervising the move, while I babysat my father.  For dinner, we took him to his favorite local restaurant (see most recently 4.218 Hanwoo Bulgogi...), which now happens to be the closest restaurant to their new place.

The restaurant's best dish is their doenjang jjigae.  Whereas I usually make mine with a seafood base, they use bits of brisket (chadol), which makes the broth rich and beefy.  It can be somewhat heavy, especially in combination with other meat dishes, but great on its own, every once in a while.

4 families with close ties to mine have recently moved to Oksu, whether by my influence or not, even though my own family is no longer there: my parents, my best friend from high school, and two couples from my camping crew.

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