Eating It Up @ Korean Grill House

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Our first visit to Korean Grill House happened 2 years ago when we were invited by some friends to visit Toronto.

The first time we were exposed to that kind of setting and eating style, we were really quite awed and amazed at the coziness and simplicity of it all.

First up, you are taken to your table, which is equipped with a round burner at the centre to cook your meat. The burners are lit by the waiters as soon as you sit down.

Next up is the ordering. It's an AYCE (all you can eat) where you order your meat. The different meat are raw to start with, cut in strips and come in portions of small square containers. Common meats offered are beef, chicken, pork, fish, and squid.

And then, the cooking begins. You are given all the necessary equipment (tongs for everyone) to conduct the grilling. You grill the meat to your liking. Whilst cooking, you and your friends get to talk over the burner, waiting for your food. You get to eat the faster you can cook. No blaming the chef on this one :-)

As I mentioned, the whole set up was simple yet cozy. Time just passes and you don't even notice it. It's great when you have a big party of friends with you because you really don't realise how much you've eaten until the buttons on your shirt start popping out.

We've gone back a couple of times after that first time, whenever we were in the Toronto area and our appetites warranted or were prepared enough for a Korean feast.

Of course, it's not like it's out of this world. But it's an experience that you'll need to have at least once in your life. So go and visit a Korean Grill House. You never know, you might just like it.

Have you been to one yet?

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