It started off with some miso soup for all, little boys included. They didn't care for the miso soup, but they did try it. Alex even tried it a few times, before he decided that it tasted good in his mouth, but not so much in his stomach.
Next came an appetizer we ordered, gyoza (commonly known as potstickers to those of us who mainly frequent chinese restaurants), and finally a salad.
Then the show started. "Teppan'yaki" is a style of Japanese cuisine that uses an iron griddle to cook food wile a skilled chef performs a show for the diners. We were at a table of eight, and they do put you with people you don't know. Quite European. (And it may be an Asian thing, too, but since I haven't been fortunate enough to travel across the Pacific yet, I wouldn't know.)
Our chef began by banging a gong and performing all sorts of cool knife tricks. Team Danger was a bit turned off by the loud noise at first, but the knife throwing quickly won them over and they uncovered their ears.
What could be better than playing with knives during dinner?
Our chef making some stir fry rice. The boys adored watching some pieces of rice POP! up off the grill.
Alex was so proud of himself: he and Danger Daddy were the only two people at our table who managed to catch some bits of fried egg in their mouths that our chef tossed at us from her spatula. Here he is showing off the egg in his mouth.
Alex's favorite part of the night: the Onion Volcano!!