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On the day of the first anniversary of the Palawan incident, I invited Armi and Oliver plus a few close friends of Rolan to his favorite restaurant: Dong Won Garden on Jupiter St in Makati near corner of Makati Avenue. (If you know Quick Stomach, it's easy to find it)
The fiery hot soup mixed with Lucky Me noodles shown on the left. (just joking here)
For every three persons, they'll serve a combination of eleven dishes cum appetizers, that's essentially free, bannered by the Kimchi: Korea's national food.
We ordered Chicken (tak/dak) and Pork (Dweaji) galbi barbecued in front of us eaten with a dollop of a brown gravy.
Fresh lettuce with a heap of appetizers, rolled and eaten like taco sandwich; more like Korean Lettuce Wraps.
Spicy squid in oyster sauce and chapche: korean vermicelli akin to pinoy pancit although slightly sweet completed the meal.
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It was my Korean friends in my "past life" who introduced me to Korean gastronomic delights particularly Dong Won as well as a few words and phrases.
I then introduced Korean food to Rolan, then engrossed in everything Korean and even planned on enrolling in a Korean language class.
One thing my Korean friends weren't able to know whas what's meant by my parting words to them: Ewansayo!
---- Note I was constrained to use ISO1600 and large aperture to take pictures owing to low light conditions of the room. Turned out alright :)
peejay, they don't have it there. Saw that live octopus part of an Amazing Race detour/roadblock. interested in that too but not here since they said the weather in Korea is ideal for that, not in RP :(