Vegetarian Korean BBQ?

I still have photos to transfer from Travis’ computer (because they were on his camera, since his is now the better camera) and other such “to dos” before I can finish all the posts I promise are coming.  There just doesn’t seem to be any time anymore!  Travis is away on Saturday, at a Temecula beer competition, so maybe I’ll get some done then.

I’ll start with the easy one.  My family came down to San Diego to spend Thanksgiving with us (deep fried turkey!) and the night before we all went out to Buga for some tasty grilled meat.  Except, my sister is a vegetarian.  I had asked Kirk if he knew of any vegetarian dishes at Buga, knowing full well that it’s probably the last place you really want to take someone who doesn’t eat meat.  He was pretty much right on when he thought they put meat or pork in pretty much anything and that the bibimbap would be the best place to start.

So we did.  We asked if they could make dol sot bibimbap (the one in the stone pot so you get crispy rice on the bottom) without meat.  Not only did they do that, but our server said they could add an extra egg and even some tofu!  Very nice of them.  I didn’t take a camera, so I don’t have any pictures of it, but it looked pretty tasty.

There you have it.  If, for some crazy reason, you end up at a Korean BBQ with a vegetarian, ask for bibimbap with no meat.  I’ll probably never know if it’s as tasty as the meat version, though, since we can’t seem to get away from the grilled dishes.  Mmm…

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One response to “Vegetarian Korean BBQ?

  1. Hi Leanne – I’m glad that the Dolsot Bi Bim Bap worked out okay….. though I still think taking a vegetarian to a Korean BBQ is like taking a member of PETA to a Bullfight!

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