Saturday, April 25, 2009

Let's Kao Rou!

Do you kao rou? I do!

First question...What is kao rou?

Kao rou is when you get a plate, coals, meat, and veggies, and you cook it yourself. This is definitely one of my favorite things to do and eat. I LOVE to manage the tongs and season the meats and veggies while I cook them. My favorite meat is...You guessed it, Grammy!...Chicken!!! (It is still nowhere NEAR as good as Grampy's chicken!)

Second question...What does kao rou mean?
Well, this is an easy answer. Based on the last question's answer, you can guess that kao means "grill" and rou is meat.

Third and final question...Where does it come from and where can you get it? The first part of the question is to go unanswered. The truth is, we don't know where it is from. We actually get it at a Korean restaurant.

Next, the accouterments. Kao rou comes with a delicious sauce (or so I am told), lettuce, chicken feet (which Julie says are monkey feet), seasoning, pickled veggies, and some little greens. One other cool thing is that there is a contraption on the table (a metal tube, actually), which sucks all the steam and smoke up! Well, next time you are in Beijing (any takers?), stop by and give kao rou a try!

~Z

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