Isn’t this a cool picture? It’s a firing volcano from onion rings! My girls and I had a blast at our first Halal Hibachi Lunch. The closest we got to sushi was California rolls, and one daughter and I ate it–but not all. It just has crab meat–no raw first. Anyways, just like any restaurant meal, we requested that our meals be cooked in the kitchen, not in display like our chef in this picture.
We made sure no alcohol was used in any of our dishes (even if it’s “cooked out”), and specifically asked that they use clean knives and utensils for our dishes separate from other meal preparations. The Japanese use Saki, an alcohol, in MANY of their dishes so the cooking utensils are picked up, swiped, forked, cut with great precision and speed that it’s important to make sure your meals are cooked separately from other people’s meals.
That’s why, even as cool as it is to watch Hibachi cooking in front of you by your chef–unless they are only cooking for your party in front of you, alcohol and pork can be readily mixed into your food very quickly at a blink of your eye. Rather than missing the “show” of the art, craft, skill and joy of live hibachi cooking to see if your food doesn’t mix with anyone else’s–just ask to be cooked in the kitchen and watch the chef cook everyone else’s meal.
Have you ever had a hibachi meal? What about sushi? What did you think? This experience definitely got the girls and I hooked on this delicious delightful family event; we’re sure your family would enjoy themselves too. Please share your experience below.
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