K and I have started a new tradition, where we go out to eat for Valentine’s Day the week before. We have tried the past couple of years to go out to eat on Valentine’s Day and we end up just going back home because we could never get into any restaurant. The restaurants in this city are packed on that day. Tonight, K took me to a Korean restaurant where we had Korean BBQ together for the first time. We ordered the short ribs (galbi).
Korean restaurants in our area are never cheap. I guess we’ve been in the broke college student mindset for so long that we never broke down and tried it before. We finally realized that we are now a little less-than-broke adults and just went for it. The BBQ was some of the best Korean food I’ve ever had. It’s worth every dollar! I loved all the ban-chan (side dishes), but the meat was something else entirely. It’s my new favorite food. Not to mention, it was more of an experience than anything. It’s a fun way to interact and eat at the same time. The mood was very relaxed and it’s neat being able to have the food cooking right there in front of you.
I was struggling a bit with myself. I didn’t want to touch the lettuce to wrap the galbi in and I did it once, but then decided against it for the rest of the meal. Turns out the meat was better without the lettuce, for me anyway 🙂 I really dislike eating with my hands, but you probably all know that.
All in all, it was a great night. Even though we smelled like a BBQ pit, we had a lovely time together.
Have a great Friday!