We ventured out for dinner tonight to eat Traditional Korean BBQ at a popular place here in Busan called Bulgogi Brothers. Talton has had Korean BBQ before at another place, but this was my first time to ever eat it. It's been on "my list" of things to do, so we packed the boys up with the iPads to keep them occupied and three important S's: snacks, sippy cups, and the stroller. Then we were on our way!
|Bulgogi Brothers is on the first floor of the building on the left.|
|This is a street sign on the walk to the restaurant.|
When we walked up to the doors of the restaurant, we looked at their menu posted outside and quickly realized it was all in Korean. Talton looked at me, and we were both like, "Let's go for it anyway." In we went. Luckily for us, they had an English version of the menu when we asked.
|As soon as we sat down, Connar was all about touching all the goodies on the table.|
|working on his chopsticks form... actually, I think he's using it as a pencil here|
|Awwwww. They're so cute!|
It was served ice cold. I never could really taste anything, because it was so much like water to me.
|"Is yuck." :)|
|to get the tea taste out of his mouth... "Dats good Coke." :)|
|So many sides (and there were even more that aren't in this picture!) to go with dinner. Some are actual sides and some are just sauces to dip the meat into.|
Connar thought it looked like french fries so he wanted to try it.
|He loved it so much (ha!) he couldn't rub the flavor off his tongue fast enough! ;)|
I figured if my 2 year old can try it, I can too. I know, I know.... Some of your jaws just dropped because that is so unlike me. I'm SUCH a picky eater. I try to encourage my kids to try new foods, so I thought I needed to take my own advice here. Mom, go ahead and pick up your jaw. Dad, go ahead and give me an imaginary pat on the back from 7000 miles away...I know you're so proud. ;)
|Um, no thank you. I know there are TONS of variations of kimchi, but this was my one and only time to give it a shot. Go ahead and check that off the bucket list. Done. Finito.|
|heart shaped PB&J sandwiches|
It's my experience with these boys that sandwiches are much more appealing when they're cut into fun shapes. :)
|Hearts.... adorable! It's like they knew I cut the boys' sandwiches into heart shapes and they wanted our meat to be the same. :)|
|Talton is REALLY good with chopsticks. He should be considering he eats some sort of Korean lunch with his coworkers a few days a week. He says he prefers the metal chopsticks over any others at this point.|
|meat waiting to be cooked|
|We bought a portable grill like this one for our condo so T wouldn't have to go outside to grill, and it's pretty darn nifty if I say so myself.|
|The sauce on the left was pretty spicy but still tasted okay. The middle is salt and pepper. The sauce on the right was pretty good with the meat.|
|debating whether he wants to try anything else -- there were so many choices laid out on the table|
|"bop juseyo" - rice please :)|
|the view of the restaurant from the front|
|the view of the restaurant from outside its front doors|
This dinner was definitely a success! As we walked back home, the Blue Moon was shining and all I could think about was how cool this is. We just managed to eat at a Korean restaurant with two toddlers for nearly 1 1/2 hours with no meltdowns or runaway kids, and now we're walking home next to the beach as the cool air reminds me that our first Summer abroad is over and Fall is approaching.