Living in Wonju South Korea, These Many Long Years

Living in Wonju South Korea, These Many Long Years: Version 2.0!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Lamb Stew in Dynamic Wonju!

I've spent the day getting an awesome lamb stew together. I scored a bottle of thyme the last run through the big smoke, and the local Asian food mart has frozen halal lamb for the same price that I'd pay in Seoul.

I did need to go pick up some veggies and made the mistake of heading down to the Lotte Super since they sell stalked celery and cans of chicken broth: unfortunately, there was some kind of big parade and all the streets downtown were a mess. It's all part of the Dynamic Wonju festival they planned this year instead of the International Tattoo. The city spent millions building a new amphitheater and parade grounds, then the new lot of councilors decided they didn't want to spend the bucks on holding the Tattoo this year, instead they'd offer free school lunches to chodings, or elementary students. Makes sense to me. It's too bad, since I've had some great times at the Tattoo, hanging out with performers from around the world.

Anyway, the lamb stew smells damn fine. Still needs another 2-3 hours to cook, and the girls are already asking if it's done. This will be a lesson in patience for them.

Time for coffee.

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