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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

New Blog

In an effort to kick myself into must-make-good-use-of-my-two-and-a-half-month-paid-vacation mode, I've made another blog, http://daegunoksaeksari.blogspot.com/. I'm hoping to collect some information about restaurants, shops, activities, etc in Daegu that are not as destructive as they could be. (It's a low bar, but I've sort of stopped believing that there can be any such thing as "Green Living" without massive social change).

So, please have a look every now and again. Let me know what you think. Suggestions welcome.


Best meal ever?

I realize that I made some promises in the past regarding "mat-nan masticatables," saying that I wanted to share the joys of Korean food with all who happened to check out my blog ever ynow and again. I also realize that since the fanfare-laden post where I proposed the idea, I have not actually followed through at all. I mean, I've been eating good stuff, of course. But I haven't been telling anyone about it. Until now.

Last week, on my parents' first full day in Seoul, a friend of mine took us to a restaurant called Sanch'on, which means Mountain Village. It's owned by a monk, or a former monk, so they don't serve any meat, eggs, onions, etc. This may sound lame, but I assure you, it is not. It was hands-down the best Korean food I have ever eaten. Also nearly the most expensive - 20 bucks per person - though this isn't much considering a) how outstanding it is; b) how healthy it is; and c) how easy it is to spend 30 or 40 or 50 bucks on fruit-flavored soju and crappy bar food.

I beg you to look at a few of the following pictures and follow them to my photo site. It may just change your life.

From 2010-06-11 Best Meal Ever