Julianne and I went for Korean BBQ tonight. It was ‘good for inside China’ but terrible if we compare it with in Korea.
The side dishes were meager at best and the portions were ridiculously small. Even the kimchi was not even enough of a serving size for one person. Add to that that if you ask for refills of the side dishes the restaurant charges you–CHARGES YOU!!!
In Korea, charging you extra for a refill on kimchi would be like . . . I can’t think of a good blasphemous comparison right now that English native speakers can relate to . . .
The BBQ meat platters serving sizes were also ridiculously small and the meat just slightly above average quality. In Korea, Julianne and I can’t remember a BBQ meal that we didn’t leave feeling like we’d explode from eating so much great food for less than $20.00 U.S. At this restaurant we got two different types of pork, one for 26 yuan, and the other for 48 yuan–which equals about $11.00 U.S. . . . and while yes there is a price difference in the comparison I still think if we’d ordered more meat that we’d feel it wasn’t worth the extra cost for the extra meat.
One thing Julianne and I definitely miss about living and teaching in South Korea is the food!!!
Vive La Korea!!!
(Can I do that? LOL!)