Preparing For The “Feast”

So we spent much of the day on Saturday preparing for this special 60th birthday meal (known as Weigapyun) that we were going to prepare. When done “the right way” there’s very specific things you must eat. Because we were half-assing it, my sister-in-law came up with a modified Weigapyun. She even made a powerpoint out of it, with little cropped pictures and descriptions and references. It was incredibly hilarious, yet frighteningly thorough. We had to head to H Mart to find many random ingredients.

While at H Mart, we had to eat, and we all got some food from Chew Young Roo. They’re the ones that serve the Koreanized Chinese dishes. My sister-in-law got the ganpungki. Basically it’s a stir fried chicken dish, not unlike chinese food, but better. It was really spicy and I really liked it! I’ve eaten that dish many times before, and this was the best. It was very unique. My brother got the chajangmyun, which is the noodle dish with the black bean based sauce on top. I got the champong, which is the spicy seafood noodle dish. It’s one of my favorite things to eat, ever. And yes, it is as spicy as it looks. My mom got the combo, of half champong and half chajangmyun, which ends up being called chamchajang.

Each of these dishes are served with a bright yellow picked radished called takuwan, sliced up. It’s a nice salty and slightly sweet contrast for the super spicy champong. The chajangmyun also comes with some plain old cut up onions and the plain black bean paste (not good tasting). All to eat with your meal. I suppose it all has a purpose, but to me, the purpose is just good eatin’.

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Preparing For The “Feast”
  1. Anonymous says:

    Here’s a piece of interesting tidbit: I heard this restaurant is using the Chew Young Roo name without permission from the original restaurant located in Woodside, NY. All 6 Chew Young Roo locations, including this one was sued for trademark infringement in federal court by the original. The one in Closter, NJ took down all of their signs, forced by court order, and the Fort Lee, NJ one closed permanently. This case is on-going.

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