Jesse, Irene, and I hit up a Hibachi grill last night.

Those chefs can perform! I’ve only been to a Japanese Hibatchi place twice. The last time was at Tree’s birthday party last year where I was witness to some amazing feats of dexterity:

The egg toss on the spatula
The trash throw into the pocket (or hat)
Clever knife and fork spinning tricks
Xtreme cutting

It was all very entertaining. But this time I witnessed something totally new to me: The Onion Volcano.

If you’re not keen on what I’m referring to, get yourself to a Habatchi fast! By carefully stacking the layers of an onion and filling it with oil, you can turn any ordinary yellow onion into a flaming prehistoric volcano of fire.

Onion inferno!

The House of Rock needs to get a Hibachi grill.

6 thoughts on “HIBACHI!

  • 10/3/2006 at 7:21 am

    Yeah! Volcano of hibatchi death! I’ve seen this at Sakura Tokyo in dear old worcester.

    I think you can make it more extreme, mike.

  • 10/3/2006 at 7:29 am

    I hate to be a nit… but that’s what I am.

    You need more than just oil. You also need 151, or some super strong saki. That’s what actually lights on fire.

    I’m actually more fascinated by the smoke that pours out after the fire goes out. More likely, water vapor. But it looks cool, anyway.

    I love tepenyaki!

    … and also sushi!

    … and miso soup!

    … and terriyaki anything!

    Even though I probably can’t spell Japanese cuisine, I know it’s lovely and tasty!

  • 10/3/2006 at 8:35 am

    What you really need is diesel fuel. Trust me on this one.

    (In an unrelated tangent: have you ever made teriyaki sauce before? It’s not that hard to make, and then you can make teriyaki anything!!!)

  • 10/3/2006 at 11:00 am

    Living in Seattle, there’s no need to ever make teriyaki. There are so many competing mom & pop places out there that you can get a stomach and a half’s worth of chicken teriyaki with rice and salad for just $5. Everytime I go in there, I wonder how they even make money. I certainly couldn’t make that kind of meal (and do it in 5 minutes) for just $5.

    Amazing. But not as amazing as the onion volcano. That is wicked.

  • 10/3/2006 at 1:37 pm

    Man you guys are easily amused. If you are entertained by a flaming onion volcano, you should have seen MikeD’s and Mine Flaming gingerbread Alamo. Now that is entertainment!

  • 10/6/2006 at 11:21 am

    You guys made a Gingerbread Alamo? Awesome! I love history. Which brings me to my reason for posting on this at all: onion volcanos, though entertaining, are not prehistoric. Even regular volcanos are non-prehistoric, though admittedly they are prehistoric as well. Volcanos are timeless.


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