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Was all excited about having dinner at Nolboo today. The last time I had it was in Seoul, and it was fantastic.
Then our main dish was served. The pot was tiny, and it was full of soup. That’s about the only thing it was full of. I could barely find any ingredients in it despite it being a stew that traditionally serves 2-3 people. The service staff had earlier informed us that the stew served two. Going by what they served us, I think she meant two very dainty eaters. So I thought, Oh well, I’ll just have more panchan to fill me up then.
Imagine my surprise when the service staff told me that side dishes were not free-flow and that they charged $1 for each refill. I’ve been to countless Korean restaurants, and I’ve never once had to pay for refills. Korean restaurants serve endless side dishes. Period.
I’ve never left a Korean restaurant feeling dissatisfied. Ever. Not even Seoul Yummy (which says a lot about Nolboo Singapore :P). But for the first time since I started appreciating Korean food, I did tonight.
So I thought the day would just end, with a bad taste in the mouth. Literally.
Till I came home to this…
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