Tuesday, August 15, 2006
We were in Korea for a business trip last week. We went to a Korean restaurant for dinner. The problem with such restaurants is that it is difficult to convey what you want. And you would be in a total fix if you happen to be a vegetarian. Since I am a non-vegetarian, who is OK with eating wide variety of meat, we ordered some meat dish. The waiter bought some raw meat onto a grill which was kept on top of the dinner table.
The thing is, it didnt look like chicken, nor did it look like beef. It felt a bit scary, because we all know that dog meat is supposed to be a delicacy in some parts of Korea. (It seems it all started when there was scarcity of meat, the residents of a particular province started to cook and eat the next available thing around - the dog).
Now, coming back to ourstory, we had only a few couple of choices with us:
(1) Eat it assuming that it is chicken.
(2) Even if it is dog, it is all a combination of atoms and molecules, and it doesnt mean a heck to the body whether it is dog meat or human meat.
We decided to choose (b). After a couple of minutes, the meat starte to cook, and the waitres came and cut it into pieces. Finally, it looked like this:
at 8:54 PM