Moo Ga Ta

Moo Ga Ta

Posted on 13. Nov, 2009 by in food, Thailand

When we go out to eat for a special event with our Thai friends, more often than not the choice of food is “Moo Ga Ta.”

Moo Ga Ta literally means “pork in a pan,” although you cook a lot more than just pork (and sometimes no pork!). Many of our friends commonly refer to it as “Korean Barbecue,” and though it may have been inspired by Korean cooking, it is not quite what you’d see in Korea.

A hot pan is delivered right to your table, heated by coals. The pan is raised in the center, with a trough around the outside for soup. Plain broth is poured in, and the rest of the flavor comes from the drippings of the meat. You can go up to the buffet and get all kinds of meat, seafood, vegetables and sauce. The raw meat is cooked on the middle of the pan, and vegetables are cooked in the soup. Most Moo Ga Ta restaurants have a lot of other items on the buffet as well- rice dishes, dumplings, fruit, desserts, noodles, sushi, etc. It’s all you can eat for one set price of $3-$5, so we always leave stuffed. And, you use chopsticks! That always makes eating more fun! :)

The Table FULL of food!

The Table FULL of food!

Have you ever eaten any kind of Korean BBQ?

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