So, I was at a much-loved Koreatown steak house, at which I should have known to avoid the desserts. However, after a nice steak, I felt like something sweet, so from the limited dessert menu, I ordered a creme brulee. It looked perfectly normal when it came but when I took a bite of equal parts crust and creme, I got a most unpleasant surprise. Apparently, the chef had carmelized SALT on top instead of sugar. When I informed the waiter, she gave me a "not again" sort of look, which made me think that this was not an uncommon occurrence. Of course, they promptly made me a proper, sugar coated brulee.
Who knew that crystalized salt looks the same as sugar. Anyone had this happen before? It certainly would make for a good prank.