Sunday, August 29, 2010
First, this post is over a month overdue since Min's birthday was in July and it's already the end of August. When I was brainstorming Min's birthday gift ideas last month, I realized that if you are over 30 and you are a guy, there are not many gift options out there unless you are in need of something. At the last minute, I tried to make a dinner reservation at Chez Panisse but was too late. So, I decided to throw him a birthday party at home instead.
I intentionally planned a typical Korean birthday fare like seaweed soup and bulgogi for the menu, plus yangjangpi japchae which is one of Min's favorite dishes. Thanks to many cooks among our friends, their delicious dishes also supplemented our dinner table.
A dinner party with friends on a summer night was so relaxing and fun. The birthday boy seems to have enjoyed it, too.