Koreans consistently reward themselves for working harder than most humans.
They do it by lavishing themselves with meals fit for emperors.
Yes, eating – for Koreans – is not a tedious chore that one has to grudgingly attend to . Rather, it’s a ritual that announces… “I work hard… and feasting on the best food is not something others should be resentful about. After all… I… am… worth it”.
To Koreans, there is no such thing as “the main course”.
Bowls and bowls of food are laid out on the table at rapid-fire pace… and before you know it, plates are clean… everything’s been consumed.
Let me rewind the events that led to the picture above.
It started with lunch at Seoul’s renowned old world resto… Hanilkwan… serving millions since 1939.
It started with this…
and… ended two hours later.
A big “kamsamnida” to our hostess… my Korean auntie!
So, Grace, don’t you just miss dining at Hanilkwan?
Not to worry… good old Korea Garden in Makati (since 1974) is around to fulfill all your gustatory fantasies and delights. Effortlessly.