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Saturday night Treats

Saturday came around and I was puzzled as to what to do. I had originally planned on heading out to the East Sea for a little adventure, but the forecast called for rain, and I really had no desire to sit on a bus for three hours and then get rained out. So I turned my attention to Dongtan!

What to do on a rainy day: Screen Golf. It had been almost a year since I last went for an outing at our local place. I had originally planned on playing nine holes. However, I was in rare form and was knocking the ball a good 220 yards on the tee-off. Even my fairway blasts were good. However, once I got on the green, things went downhill… and fast.

I really need to spend more time there practicing putting, because in relation to everything else in the game, it’s far more difficult. Since the screen has hills, valleys, and everything you’d expect on a golf course, putting on a flat surface takes some time to get used to. As a result, I two-or-three-putted everything! I did manage to salvage some holes: (I parred four and birdied one).

After doing a little shopping in town, I popped over to a restaurant Jo and I discovered on one of our walks around town: Mister Big (미스터빅). It’s a hamburger joint. I never really understood the name, but thought it was pretty cool. While the menu is in Korean, there are a few things that are in English, namely the sizes of the burgers: Single, Regular, and Giant. I opted for the regular size.

It was huge, as you can tell from the picture. I really wasn’t expecting something like that. I thought it would be something like a one-pound burger. BUT NO!!!!!!!!!! It was freaking huge… and delicious. I am really looking forward to taking Jo back there and getting the giant size. One of the nice things about the place, is that they have W2900 500cc beers. Oh, and they deliver!!!!

After the meal, I went to my local Home Plus. There I picked up an adult beverage for the night. I decided on trying something new, and seeing how there was nothing special in the beer section, I opted to start looking in the liquor area. Something captured my eye, a bottle in the soju section: OAKZEN. My 한글 (Korean) is pretty bad, but I could tell that it was special: the soju was aged 10 years and in oak caskets. The result was an amazing blend of soju and oak. In fact, it tasted almost like a weak scotch. The alcohol content was also a bit higher than normal (25%).

Here’s a little video from the night:


Written by Steve Miller

July 5, 2010 at 4:01 am

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  1. Those burgers really do get big.
    I once saw a family of three eat ONE burger together (with knives and forks might I add) and they struggled to finish, and they didn’t even get the biggest one.

    Ten year old soju, sounds interesting. How much was it?


    July 5, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    • Yeah. I ate it with a knife and fork at the restaurant. I attempted to eat it at home without such aides… and was a lot less clean. The Oakzen runs about W7700.


      July 5, 2010 at 2:58 pm

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