In America, a VIP is a “very important person.” Perhaps the makers of VIP’s knew that, but the Korean people don’t call it “Very Important Person’s.” They call it VIP’s. It is a steak restaurant here in Korea, a very popular steak restaurant. I haven’t been to VIP’s many times because my daughter much prefers Outback Steak House, but a steak house is a steak house to me. My son in law’s dad was wanting to celebrate, so he insisted that we all go to VIP’s this evening to celebrate my son in law’s masters.
VIP’S is a huge restaurant. It is also an extremely busy restaurant. The main dinning area is so big I couldn’t quite get a picture of it all, so I opted out for taking a picture of the people walking around the salad bar. VIP’S has the nicest salad bar I have been to in Korea. It is more than salad. It is also a food bar. There are several smaller rooms in the back that are the size of regular restaurants. Every bit of VIP’s was packed this evening when we went there.
We all ordered the same steak and the salad bar. We ordered our steak well-done, but we are still in Korea, and they have no idea what well-done is, and all the steak was either pink or red with blood oozing out of it when they brought it. We have given up. Koreans are going to cook steak how they are going to cook it. It is all sirloin steak, and I was actually looking at the menu this evening thinking, “These people are really missing out because they don’t serve chicken fried stead anywhere.”
After we ordered, we went to the salad bar. As I said, there was much more there than salad. When we were about done with our plates from the salad bar, they showed up with our steaks.
This is where it got funny! This guy ate, and ate, and ate! We were all amazed at how much he could eat. When the rest of us were done, he was still eating. When I was eating my steak slowly, he had his eye on my steak hoping I wouldn’t finish it. Finally, I told him I had enough, and I gave him a little less than half of my steak. I told him on my blog I was going to write about how much he ate, and he thought it was really funny! This is my son in law’s older brother.
We all had a good time at VIP’S. The guys just flat pigged out! I ate more than I usually eat, but it was nothing compared to what the eating champs were eating. They would have made my dad proud!