|Engrish: weirded out by what passes for "sausage"|
But then again, maybe so. I wasn't really ready to choose this week. I have been distracted by things like yearbook and art shows and other fun (read: exhausting) stuff, and before I knew it, it was yesterday morning and I hadn't picked a restaurant...so I panicked. EVERY restaurant I've heard about but never eaten at flashed through my head then promptly disappeared (they did go through my head, at least, because I later remembered which one I had decided on in that brief instant). I considered Bangkok, but they've changed locations and now I don't know where they are, and I almost sent an email saying we'd go to The Bull for hotpot and maybe even try the penis this time (since I'm gearing up for Kanamara Matsuri next Sunday!) but in the end, I remembered that Bonito had reopened, and that it would be completely new and unusual (at least compared to what we've done for Grub Club thus far), so I picked it.
I didn't remember much from the menu when we were there, quite possibly because it was in Mongolian, but I remembered that there were different meat options. I was afraid it was going to be just meat, so I was heartened when we figured out that it included a buffet, and the buffet had tons of vegetables. There were several nice salads - I was a fan of the one in the bottom right-hand corner with the tomatoes, although Blondie prefered the one with ALL the shredded carrots. They had soups, some nice bread, rice, a kind of bland spaghetti, and even some little dessert-ish things. It kept me from starving while I was waiting for my meat to be cooked. Blondie, Wallflower, Champ, and Engrish made it to the restaurant before me and ordered some of the exact same things that were on the buffet, which didn't impress them too much, but at least they weren't starving waiting for me or their food.