Despite still recovering from major backlog and lack of proper sleep (it is far too humid these days), a new page in my career has begun, and I've been once again launched to a familiar part of the city.
Beware though, as sophistication comes at a steep price. A medium Cold Brew set me back almost four dollars.
Adjacent to the supermarket is a restaurant featuring Buck-A-Shuck Wednesdays and a gelato parlour.
Debating between The 5th Taste on Wilson or Koryo, I eventually caved to samgyetang. Because apparently adding heat is a common method to ward off heat, right?
- S1 Koryo Samgyetang (고려삼계탕)
- B3 Koryo Bibimbap in a Hot-Stoned Bowl (돌솥비빔밥)
- M3 Millefeuille Spinach Cheese Tonkatsu (밀푀유 시금치 치즈 돈까스) >
Might I add that it was odd such banchan were not provided to us immediately after ordering, but rather concurrently with our main dishes. It was dismissed as an act of forgetfulness, and, thankfully neither our utensils nor water jug had suffered the same fate.
The set was served with white rice (that went untasted), storebought katsu sauce, and a too-firm floret of broccoli.
Incorporating the essences of chestnut, garlic, bamboo, and more, Koryo had created the finest broth with the most tender chicken possible. From the bones to the thigh, there wasn't a single segment that failed to impress. Collagen-loaded bits were also present - a shocking discovery to more than just myself.
Samgyetang will never the same again.
Bonus points were allocated towards the aluminium/plastic bag-lined takeout containers.