Wednesday, September 12, 2007


I would like to introduce you to a staple food in Korea....toast. This is not your run of the mill ordinary toast, this is Isaac's. I've tried a number of them, but the one in Gimpo is my favorite. I love the walk up window. Koreans don't believe in drive-throughs but apparently walk-throughs are much more acceptable. The Isaac restaurant chain serves a variety of grilled sandwiches. Think grilled cheese but better. Each piece of bread is grilled to perfection and then spread with a sweet, buttery herb sauce (secret recipe unknown). A scrambled egg patty (with corn mixed in) is layered on. Next comes your choice of meat (ham or bulgogi). Then there is a heaping amount of shredded cabbage and a squirt of special sauce. Finally, a slice of processed cheese. The sandwich is neatly wrapped in a napkin and handed to you for carry out convenience. This place has become one of my regular places of food consumption partly because it is delicious, partly because the owners are a hoot, and partly because it is ridiculously cheap (this meal $3). The restaurant is named after Isaac (the guy from the Bible). But rather than adopting the English pronunciation (I zak) they opt for (EE sak). Either way, it says a darn good meal.
One the side of the beverage cup is the passage from Genesis 26:12-13:

Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him. And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great:
What mispronounced name or word do you hear most often?


d said...

If you are riding ahead of the heard, take a look back every now & then & make sure it is still there.

Dad said...

Mom was given an award last night at the Hosp banquet --- 15 years of service (I have 32 yrs in here). Very good meal of pork steaks. Her boss Suzie will be retiring in Dec '07.

d said...

Why do you have fingernails?

To keep your fingers from falling off!

Meg said...

interesting. I never knew if I should try their sandwiches. Right before I left Stephanie and I got into the habit of getting their strawberry smoothies on our way to work.