There's a particular style of restaurant that is very popular with Thais. It's called muu ga-thawt, which literally means grilled pork. The basic idea is that you grill your own meal at the table. This style originally only served pork, but now has beef, chicken, fish, vegetables, or whatever. A new one opened not far from our house--all you can eat for 99 baht ($3)!--so we went and tried it out. The kids loved being able to grill their own meat and boil their own cabbage and noodles.
When you first sit down, a guy brings a bowl of coals and puts it on your table:
Then he puts the metal grill on top and pours water around the edge (for boiling):
While that heats up, we go to the buffet, ignoring the flies, and select some meat. Then we grill it, using only chopsticks:
Here's Jacen and Emmy happily grilling away: