“It’s fine, I’ll settle my meal alone”, that’s what I usually tell my friends whenever I get stood up for lunch or dinner appointments. “You sure you don’t mind eating alone?”, that’s the reply I normally get. Having stayed in Korea alone for two years, dining alone has become a norm in my daily life and I always wonder why so many people are terrified by the thought of solo dining.
With the growth of single-person households and hectic family schedules, long gone were the days when food is meant to be shared and meals should be communal. In fact, solo dining has evolved into a transformational experience that will teach one to slow down, appreciate food and embrace solitude.
Almost all dishes can be eaten when you are alone, however, it gets tricky when barbecue is involved, after all, this is the kind of food you eat with a group of friends on a Friday night with alcohol. However, if you are looking for a quick barbecue fix when you are alone, worry not, as Yakiniku Like’s first-ever outlet has just arrived in Singapore and they are offering yakiniku, fast-food style.
Hailing from Japan