I have been to restaurants in several countries where they have meals that you cook yourself at the table. What the heck is this crap? If they don’t cook for you, it is not a restaurant; it is just a place where you go to cook. I go to a restaurant so that I don’t have to cook because I am too lazy to do it and I suck at cooking! Additionally, these foods are even more expensive than food that is cooked for you, despite the fact that you do all the work! Fondue in Switzerland and chanko nabe in Japan are famous for this tourist scam. I once paid $70 for fondue, and the place did not even have a damn cook! The restaurant owners make you think these foods are culturally important. Yeah right, me cooking and paying extra is a cornerstone of your culture! Notice that locals don’t eat this stuff. They go to restaurants where someone makes delicious food for them!