Sunday, November 08, 2015

Double cheese ramyeon and other stories from ChoWon Garden


It's been quite a while since we last dropped by ChoWon Garden. So here's a quiet lunch of Korean food in a family restaurant at this little corner of the business district.


If the double cheese ramyeon had piqued any curiosity, it's actually their regular cheese ramyeon. Part of their lunch sets. Plastic wrapped processed diary over a bowl of hot, probably instant noodles in a savoury and slightly spicy broth. I merely requested for an additional slice of cheese. How was it? Very tasty comfort food. This brought extra gooiness and cheesiness to the noodles while turning the broth milky. I drank it till the last drop.


We had pan fried zucchini fritters, hobak jeon. The slices of zucchini were coated with an egg batter. Greasy, but tasty. Better with their dipping sauce because the salt helps.


There was a nurungji tang. A burnt rice soup. The soup component was quite bland and tasted like rice tea. I wonder if it was meant to be that way.


That's a clear oxtail soup. The broth was quite beefy and very enjoyable.


I forgot what this was called, but it looked like Japanese tamago stuffed with kimchi from the menu. How it arrived was totally different. It turned out to be a pan fried omelette (imagine fu yong omelette); a greasy one, stuffed with kimchi. The same young kimchi that they served as part of their banchan. Not that it was bad, but I thought it would have been a much better idea to get something more sour, more aged to cut through the grease from the omelette. 

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