My boyfriend and I recently took a trip to Laos and northern Thailand, where we became obsessed with (among other things) BBQ restaurants there. Specifically, the places where you cook your own--grilling the meat on the little dome thing and cooking the veggies and noodles in broth in the "moat" surrounding the grill. A brilliant combination of shabu shabu and korean BBQ. The tamarind dipping sauce alone is the stuff of dreams. Imagine our surprise upon returning to our beloved hometown, reigning Thai food capital that it is, and finding little to no mention of anything resembling Laotian BBQ restaurants. Why is no one doing this here? And if they are, where can we find it??