Posted on 29 November 2012.
A sizzling stone dish at Sizzling Stone, San Jose CA
SAN JOSE CA – Sizzling Stone is a Korean restaurant that allows its patrons to choose from a variety of starches (rices and noodles), vegetables, and proteins (tofu, chicken, pork and beef). Its staff then mixes them in a soapstone bowl, heats it over an open flame for about 5 minutes, and serves up the meal in the same sizzling stone bowl, hence the name.
Be careful. It really is that hot.
The result, sampled during mid-November 2012, was delicious. The mix can be eaten as is, or topped by any one of five sauces that range from mild and sweet to spicy.
Several different types of bowls are offered. Most are variations on the same theme. The restaurant also offers soups, Korean dumplings, noodles, and a small number of desserts.
The restaurant is modern looking, clean, and comfortable, but it lacks ambiance. We considered its counter person very helpful during our visit. She immediately recognized us as newcomers, offered to explain the process, and did so clearly.
In addition to the bowl ($10), this diner’s order also had four dumplings ($5), and water to drink. Credit cards accepted.