- The smells that cling onto every thread of fabric adorning one's body;
- The smells that seep into each hair follicle exposed to the external conditions; and
- The smells that refuse to be shaken regardless of the potency of air fresheners deployed.
We pulled into the parking lot approximately ten minutes early. A portion of Miga's asphalt assets had been converted to a 16-table patio area. That said, the remaining spaces were more than sufficient in accomodating the allowable (reduced) number of diners.
We were then led to one of the grill-equipped tables. Constituting the entirety of the patio were:
- Nine grill-equipped 4-person tables (ceramic or wooden benches)
- Three grill-deficient 6-person tables (plastic)
- Three grill-deficient 4-person tables (plastic)
The Bean Sprouts were crunchy without leaving a starchy, garlic-saturated aftertaste, while the Spinach salad was refreshing with fine hints of salt and sesame oil as seasoning. Miga Potato chunks were a tad undercooked for our liking, but nonetheless delicious and just slightly tacky from what I presume to be oligodang.
Another factor that were weren't quite fond of were the plastic containers in which the condiments had been presented, as they were susceptible to tipping with wind impacts. That said, the fresh romaine leaves were well received, especially in a size ideal for ssam parcels.
The verdict of my investigation, though, proved negative in terms of odour-nixing. Oil-speckled spectacles and meaty-smelling t-shirt in tow, I accepted my fate and mentally prepared for another hair-washing session.