After settling into a room with a wonderful view of the next building's rooftop, we set out for our order of business: Food.
We chanced upon an OCO Mart, which I insisted in stopping at. It was the equivalent of a very condensed H-Mart, carrying banana milk and the standard array of Korean groceries. There were no price tags on the products though, so a cost comparison could not be carried out.
But surely enough, the lofty trees eventually faded away, revealing a port and several surrounding houses.
On that note, the starter bread was rock hard; the variation with olives slightly better, but nonetheless stiff and underwhelming. The bucket was accompanied by two variations of butter: one (seemingly) whipped, and the other laced with chives/onions. The latter did not possess an apparent pungency, which was greatly appreciated.
The order that had prompted our reservation was the 1 1/4 lb Lobster Supper. Valued at twenty-nine dollars, the set included a whole lobster, corn on the cob, drawn butter, coleslaw, and a small bread roll. One could also opt in for Local Steamed Mussels, Arcadian Seafood Chowder, and a Dessert of the Day for an additional fifteen dollars. This plate - add-on included - was undoubtedly the highlight of our entire meal.
The Local Steamed Mussels appeared in a small cup. They were tiny, yet did not reveal signs of having shrunk from overcooking. Likely was it that they had been steamed until just cooked, then tossed lightly in a seasoning blend of finely-chopped onion and specks of black pepper. Not a hint of fishy stench could be perceived.
Last but not least, the lobster flesh was fresh and springy - unlike the rigid nonsense that comes with 龍蝦伊麵 (lobster noodles) at Cantonese diners.
This was far from a good choice, considering we had had our bacon and blt/sandwich fix earlier with three full-sized McD's burgers.