Sunday, August 19, 2012

New Adventures in Food - Korean Barbecue

Meat on the grill.
Fresh Salad
 A few weeks ago a friend invited us to join him for dinner. He suggested Korean Barbecue. If you have never been to Korean Barbecue, then you are missing great food. Korean Barbecue is thinly sliced meat grilled on the dinner table. The table has a small grill that you yourself can cook chicken, pork, shrimp and steak. The restaurant will bring side dishes to go with the meal. They are vegetables thinly sliced with a gentle touch of homemade dressings aka sauces. Vegetables used in the side dishes are onions, mushroom, green beans, carrots and other healthy veggies. Besides the side dishes the meal includes a variety of sauces to add to your barbecue meats.

It was the first time that my kids had experienced a Korean Barbecue meal. I was a little unsure how they would take to change. But they were very interested in finding out what everything tasted like at least once. The meat was delicious, but the veggies were still off limits. (They are not big veggie eaters.)  I was very proud that they gave everything a sample and used their manners. They gently push away things they did not enjoy and asked for more of the items they did enjoy. I did not push or demand that they try everything. I just introduced the meal and explained what each item. My kids paid close attention to the adults eating and after a while tried a few more things. Overall they now have a new food experience. Taking the the mystery and making into a fun adventure makes everyone a more balanced person.  A new food adventure is waiting for you, so go ahead and try something new.






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