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Meeting Biological Korean Parents for the 1st time in KC...where to eat?

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Meeting Biological Korean Parents for the 1st time in KC...where to eat?

asiansensation007 | Jan 27, 2009 09:48 PM

Here's a little more of a backstory:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/591424

But my biological Korean parents are coming to Kansas City on Friday afternoon and staying until Saturday evening. My twin sister and I are unsure of where to take them when we go out to eat because 1) we dont have a ton of money between us 2) they dont speak english 3) i dont want to introduce them to something totally offensive or foreign

By point three, I mean that I heard certain things about asian perferences such as they dont really like dairy, (cheese too?) or Mexican cusine. Plus, since Asians typically eat their meals family style (at least I did when I visited them last year) would it be weird to order for them and what if they dont like the food?

We are going out to lunch on Friday afternoon, preferably somewhere close to the airport / Northland (think like Barry Road...chain heaven, ugh) eating dinner and breakfast at my sisters apt and going to the plaza for lunch and dinner before they catch their flight home that evening.

I was thinking perhaps Genghis Khan...i saw this coupon online

http://smithville.com/genghiskhan_cou...

and they do have AMAZING basil chicken pots, calamari and chicken wings. but is it a bad idea to take koreans to an american chinese restaurant?? Furthermore, i know Genghis Khan's claim to fame is their bbq but honestly im just not that impressed (i know its my fault since i make my own stir fry but still) and i know that big grill and ingredient bar might confuse my parents (remember, they dont speak or read english!)

My sister was voting for Chipolte, haha but I was ADAMENT that our parents would not leave with the impression that this is American food.

Dont crucify me, but would the Horizons at the Ameristar be a bad idea...its got food from everywhere, and frankly, it does LOOK impressive...i'm desperate here.

What is a good semi-inexpensive place in the northland for lunch and one dinner on the plaza???

Thank you SO much!

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