|Barbequeing at O Bal Tan, Pitt Street, Sydney|
This particular late night, there was still a wait for O Bal Tan and next door Madang, although O Bal Tan was able to accommodate us more easily and quickly on this occasion. It's amazing how quickly decisions can be made when one is cold and starving. Must try it more often at work.
|Some kind of HOT soup...|
|Sides for barbequeing|
|Barbeque action starts|
Both appear marinated in a sweet, garlicky sauce that cooks to a burnt, caramelised outer crust and induce some finger licking. I like to wrap the meat in the lettuce leaves and generally dunk it into whatever sauces are around: chilli bean sauce, garlic vinegar sauce, kimchi remnants - anything goes.
Post barbeque, we're thoroughly warmed - I may have even broken out in a sweat over that soup - but happy and satisfied. Barbeque times are always guaranteed good times, whether it's in the backyard with tomato sauce covered burnt sausages, or at a Korean restaurant with chilli soup and a hole in the table.