Who knew Korean food was so good and so fun to eat? It is basically a mini customized BBQ at your very own table!! We all enjoyed picking out different types of meat for grilling and dipping with delicious sauces. Since the grilling takes time, and the portions are all bite sized, the whole experience is prolonged– allowing for great conversation, good drinking and some game playing. We enjoyed playing the board game of “Life” on our cell phones during our meals. We all had a great time playing it–even though Jason never won he was a good sport.
We also discovered they have this amazing drink called Sojo. Sojo is sooo good!! And no matter how much you drink it seems to just give you a nice relaxed feeling–with no hang over…. We tested this theory many times of course : ). We also learned a lot about the drinking/eating culture. For instance when a girl drinks it is seen to be very polite to turn herself away from the table and the conversation (almost as though she is “sneaking” a drink). And when pouring a drink for someone, one should hold the bottle with one hand for pouring and then the other hand should be used to support the forearm or wrist whilst pouring. Not to do this is seen to be disrespectful or a sign that you believe yourself to be of more importance than the person you are pouring for. This is the case for both men and women. The dining experience in Korea was by far our favorite aspect of their culture.