Lemon Drop Cake, I was meeting my friend Cindy for dinner at a new-to-us Korean BBQ restaurant called ToBang. Neither one of us had been there before but it has a 4-star rating on yelp so it was a plausible culinary adventure to try. It wasn't too crowded for a Friday night (we went at 6:30) and we got a table right away. There was a barbecue "grill" (really a cast iron skillet on top of a burner) at our table where our meats would be cooked.
Since it was our first visit, we weren't sure what to get but opted for the family-style choice that supposedly was good for "1.5 people". In case that wasn't going to be enough, we ordered pork dumplings as an appetizer. That "1.5 people" order turned out to be the joke of the night because they brought us so much food, we could've brought Cindy's husband and 3 kids along with us and probably still had enough to go around. The order included 2 meats (we ordered the sliced beef and the marinated chicken), a soft egg soup, a bean paste tofu stew, steamed rice and the usual accoutrements that accompanies a typical Korean meal. I can't even begin to identify all the little dishes but there was something kimchi, bean sprouts, and.....at least 4-5 other little dishes that I have no clue about.
|Seafood pancake appetizer|
|Bean Paste Stew|
My only cautionary tale is it's probably better to go with a larger group for the amount of food you get. Or, if there are only two of you and you get the order for 1.5 people, expect to take leftovers home - not a bad problem to have.