Sunday, November 27, 2011
Thanksgiving Meal at O'ngo
The last time I went for a Thanksgiving dinner, here in Korea, was with my ex at a fancy restaurant in Hannam (near Itaewon). It was good and I enjoyed sharing that experience with him. Last year I lived down in Suji (South of Seoul) and didn't really feel like trekking far to get a turkey dinner. So a friend and I went to a fancy-pants Indian restaurant in Bundang.
This year I think the "must-eat-turkey" bug caught me as I decided to go to O'ngo's celebration. Usually this place is used for learning how to cook delicious Korean meals. But on this occasion they managed to get a hold of some yummy turkey and accompany it with stuffing, mashed potatoes, salad and veggies.
Compared to other venues I found this one more casual and it had that home-like feel to it. It didn't take the event so seriously and people came with friends to share in the experience. Things were set up buffet style, and no one was there to stop you from getting 2nd's or 3rd's.
Plus the food provided wasn't some fusion concoction or a transformed version of the real thing. Instead, everything was authentic and true. The only minus I would say is that there was a lack of other dishes like a sweet potato one or a green bean casserole. But when you are far from your mom's kitchen, you take what you can get.
Dessert included a foray of three different pies; pumpkin, cherry and chocolate cream. Below is the pumpkin.
Maybe they will do something similar for Christmas, otherwise I would look forward to this event next year.