I’ve been wanting to make these omelet stuffed peppers for a while, but we haven’t had a free weekend to enjoy them. Finally we had a free weekend morning, so I surprised Mr. K with them.

My omelets usually consist of eggs, cheese, peppers, mushrooms, ham/sausage/or bacon. These peppers are stuffed with all the classic omelet ingredients, minus the diced peppers since the omelet is already stuffed in the peppers.

Taegukgi Korean BBQ House , the new all you can eat (AYCE) Korean BBQ restaurant, recently opened.

Located in what will be the new location for Zion Market on Clairemont Mesa Blvd, I’ve been watching the progress for months, so when I saw that they had opened their doors for a soft opening, we made some quick adjustments in our schedule to check it out for dinner.

Following in the lines of Manna and Roadem, Taegukgi offers two menus, a $21.99 menu and a $25.99 premium menu that includes a few extra cuts of meat and seafood. There are also some other menu items you can order separately. You choose three meats at a time and when you finish, you can order more.

The set up seemed more old school, much like the design of the Korean BBQ places I’ve grown up with the in the Bay Area. The space is quite large, and it looks like Taegukgi will be able to hold and serve more customers than the very popular Manna which often has long lines.

As soon as we were seated, our complimentary banchan dishes, along with one serving of beef brisket was already brought out, even before we had ordered.

In addition to the cold dishes, each table can also order one steamed egg, one soybean stew, and one rice paper roll. I was surprised to see these limited to one per table.

I’m always trying to find healthier ways to cook some of Mr. K’s favorite dishes, like macaroni and cheese. This weekend, I set about making a creamy, reduced fat version using some substitute ideas I’ve come across.