Scooter's Journal Log
Earth Date 9 September 2012
woke up early and Skyped with family • went over to school and graded quizzes I had left at home and prepped classes for next week • went to Korean BBQ restaurant for first time for dinner with Da Jarrod had a really fun time • went home and wrote and got ready for next week • oh, and I am completely out of drinkable water, just so you know
What is Korean BBQ You Ask?
Well, we don't have any restaurants like this in the USA. It may be because they are incredibly dangerous. They don't worry about being constantly sued in 中國 / Zhōngguó, so this is just fine here. The way it works is that you go to a station and mix up your own sauces and seasonings. Then, you order meats and vegetables off the menu. Much like a fondue restaurant, the stuff arrives cut up on plates. But, instead of cooking in a relatively safe pot of hot oil, you cook on an open grill set into the middle of your table. It is 'powered' heat-wise, by a large flaming hot ceramic brick the staff loads into you grill and then covers with a metal grill. Then you start the cooking. Dip your meat and throw it on the grill. Add veggies. Make a shish-ka-bob if you want. It is very creative. You take turns cooking and eating. The chicken and beef were delicious. It took way to long to cook the veggie slices of carrots and potatoes. It was a lot of fun and very delicious. The sauce I mixed up was quite tasty. If only I can reproduce it next time. Much like American fondue, it seems like you do all the work, but the place costs a lot more than other restaurants. Interesting.