|Bicol Express served at a Korean restaurant|
I know that it's a culinary crime to have my ordered delicacy modified by the kitchen crew. However, I was willing to compromise my palate just to have a close taste of a popular dish if the latter's signature taste won't cut it for me.
All this hoopla is reminiscent of a Bicol Express I ordered at a Korean restaurant. Yes. Bicol Express. Yes. Korean restaurant. The place of the crime was Hotel Inwangsan at the corner of Anza St., in Bel-air and Makati Avenue in Makati City.
The crime: requesting the kitchen crew to Korean-ize, for lack of a better term, the Bicol Express that I saw on the menu. A few minutes later, I got exactly what I wanted -- Bicol Express without the signature spice but having that next-to-bland zest of some Korean dishes that I've tasted in the past.
The addition of pineapple bits siding and complimentary egg soup did me in. No guilt. I walked away paying P150 for my crime.
|Complimentary egg soup; nothing fancy|
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