We finally found a patio table on OYS so we can enjoy meals (and our laptops) outdoors! This post is not about that, though. :) The night we picked up our patio set, we were starving and stopped at a restaurant near Hamby Town. We thought "AnAn House of Barbeque" had a nice ring to it. Little did we know we were in for our first yakiniku experience on-island.
Our word for the day is "yakiniku." Yakiniku means "grilled meat." :) After we were seated at a table, a server brought us a mini contained campfire topped with a gridiron. (Yup, Pennsylvania born-and-raised, can't you tell?) She also turned the hood on above us to remove any smoke. We started off with a positively delicious thinly sliced beef in a wonderful marinade as an appetizer while we looked through their extensive menu options.
We tried the shrimp, which came completely in-shell. I was tempted to chase Brandon around the table with the little guys as I peeled them. I know, I know, I can peel shrimp without problem, but there are days I can't stand to wash gooey dishes. I'm just odd like that. :)
We also tried thinly sliced and slightly salted beef tongue. We both enjoyed cooking on the gridiron.
Brandon paused long enough to show off a piece of the delicious dinner.
I somehow managed to forget to take a picture of the "mini hamburgers" that finished off our meal. (I think I was just too tired at that point.) While they looked more like tiny sausage patties and had the taste of neither a hamburger or sausage, they were quite good. Overall, we enjoyed having an interactive dinner and loved the food! We'll definitely go back and look for other yakiniku restaurants to try!