In the past couple weeks I have been watching a Korean Historic drama on Netflix. This has made me think of Korean food so I thought I would share something that I wrote about eight years ago during a trip to Seoul.
I warned you that the first part of my trip may be heavy on food posts. Working and eating are of course the main things that happen during a training trip :-).
Yesterday I shared information about the dak galbi that we had for lunch. I mentioned that I also had a good dinner.
For dinner last night we went to a restaurant that served Korean BBQ.
Next comes the large pot of hot charcoal and the grill that is place on top of it. The waitress started placing strips of meat and mushrooms on the grill. Also the small black bowl is filled with cheese that slowly melts.
The waitress turned the meat and when it was done would move the meat to the side of the grill so that we could pick it up and eat it. I thought about taking pictures of the whole process, but it was more important to partake of the wonderful tasting beef instead. I have been to some Korean BBQ restaurants where you do your own cooking, but at this one they did the cooking for you.
As the dinner progressed, more items starting showing up on the table. Here is a nice spicy soup with tofu and also a nice baked scrambled egg. They both complemented the meat that was being grilled. We also had some nice sweet pork and some ribs on the grill.
One of the most interesting things about Korean food is the large number of small plates or containers that end up on the table. Today at lunch, our table was almost completely covered by plates and bowls. Maybe more on that later :-).
In any case the dinner last night was really good. It was also spent in good company which is a very important component of a meal.