My good friend Chris turned 25 this weekend. On Friday night he thought he was going to Benihana with his roommates, but when he showed up ALL of our friends were there! We filled up 2 entire tables, what a great surprise!
Honestly, who doesn't love hibachi? I remember how excited we were in 8th grade when we whole class got to go to Benihana and I'm 99% sure that I still have the Buddha mug to prove that I went. (Now that's silly - getting a Buddha souvenir on a Catholic School field trip!) People love Benihana in Pennsylvania and even here in Hawaii, where you can get good Japanese food on every block!
As expected, there were lots of veggies and the onions were stacked up like volcanoes. That's even funnier in Hawaii! Our chef was clearly not too happy and didn't care to show off so our volcano eruption was mediocre.
I snuck a picture of some of the food waiting to be cooked: noodles, shrimp, sauce, and veggies.
Tons of minced garlic, eggs, and veggies for the fried rice.
Benihana's famous garlic fried rice, sure to keep the Cullens and the Volturi away!
Scallops, lobster, and calamari - yum! Who says you can't have more than one fish in the sea?
Jumbo shrimp and several steaks. Of course, I was made fun of for ordering mine medium well. Does anyone else prefer their steak actually cooked?!
The grand finale - green tea ice cream!
Happy Birthday, Chris! We hope you enjoyed it.
Next year, we're going somewhere cheaper! With love, your friends :)