Category Archives: Korean

Sori Cafe


174 Bellair Street
Kensington 3031
Victoria Australia
03 9372 2025
https://www.facebook.com/pages/sori-cafe/62616412882
 
 

 Signage

Signage
Dining area

Dining area

View to the kitchen

View to the kitchen

Gyoza (fried dumpling) 8 pieces (deep fried vege dumpling with soy sauce)

Gyoza (fried dumpling) 8 pieces (deep fried vege dumpling with soy sauce)

Gyoza (what's inside)

Gyoza (what’s inside)

Bibimbab (rice topped with marinated vegetables, beef, fried egg, soy and Korean chilli sauce, served with miso soup)

Bibimbab (rice topped with marinated vegetables, beef, fried egg, soy and Korean chilli sauce, served with miso soup)

Beef BBQ (thinly sliced beef with home made BBQ sauce) with steamed rice

Beef BBQ (thinly sliced beef with home made BBQ sauce) with steamed rice

Complimentary Hershey's Kisses

Complimentary Hershey’s Kisses

 

 
Rating:
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
 
1 – 2 : Avoid at all cost | 3 – 4 : Bad | 5 – 6 : Average | 7 – 8 : Good | 9 – 10 : Excellent
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Marroo Korean Charcoal BBQ & Bar


 392 Little Collins Street
Melbourne 3000
Victoria Australia
03 9670 8800
https://www.facebook.com/MarrooKoreanBBQ
 
 
 

Today I had 45 minutes to get my lunch before my meeting at 1.00pm. What do you do when you have this little time to spare but yet you want to get a decent lunch? My colleague was with me and she suggested Marroo Korean Charcoal BBQ and Bar. We thought it would be a great idea for us to do a takeaway and have our lunch in the office to save us some time. Marroo opened its doors to diners on 15 February 2013.

Signage

Signage

After a short stroll down Little Collins Street from our office, we finally reached Marroo. Upon entering, we were greated with a bar area on the left side of the premise while the Korean Charcoal BBQ dining area was on the right side. Far back, there was a TV with Korean MTV playing on it.

Korean Charcoal BBQ & Bar Experience

Korean Charcoal BBQ & Bar Experience

We were quickly greeted by a waitress and she handed us the menu. After a short decision making process, we were ready to place our orders. I ordered the Chicken Mayo Hot Pot (deep fried chicken and scrambled eggs with special soy) while my colleague ordered the Bimbimbap Hot Pot. After a short less than 10 minutes wait time, we were handed plastic bags with our orders in it.

On our way back to office, we walked faster as my stomach was already growling and I was famished. Upon reaching my office, I opened the bowl container and there was a generous serving of chicken pieces on top of the rice. There were also shreds of scrambled eggs on the chicken pieces and lines of of mayonaise was painted on the chicken pieces. I tried a piece of the chicken and it was super delicious and yummy. The texture of the batter was similar to the batter you find on deep fried soft shell crab. The serving portion is more than enough as I was kept full till the evening. My order also came with some cold Korean side dish in a seperate container.

Chicken Mayo Hot Pot (takeaway)

Chicken Mayo Hot Pot (takeaway)

I then asked my colleague about her order of Bimbimbap Hot Pot and she reckon it tasted pretty good compared to other Bimbimbap she tried before in other Korean restaurants. I have no doubt on her comments as the bowl of Bimbimbap looks pretty colourful and nice. You can see for yourself in the photo below.

Bimbimbap Hot Pot (takeaway)

Bimbimbap Hot Pot (takeaway)

Overall, our orders were delicious and they are value for money too at around $10 each.

I definitely do not mind returning to Marroo again and the next time will definitely be a dine-in experience. Marroo is cosy enough for you to bring some mates for some drinks and maybe some food later if you are hungry.

 
 
 
 
Rating:
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
 
1 – 2 : Avoid at all cost | 3 – 4 : Bad | 5 – 6 : Average | 7 – 8 : Good | 9 – 10 : Excellent
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Silk Road


41 Koornang Road
Carnegie 3163
Victoria Australia
03 9571 9910
 
 

Follow The Silk Road To Korea

My wife was too lazy to cook dinner this evening and we decided to eat out. I have cravings for Jajangmyeon (noodles in a thickened black bean sauce with pork and vegetables) and went online to search for a Korean restaurant that has it. Apparently, not many do and only a handful has it. That’s how I discovered Silk Road, a Korean restaurant in Carnegie, located just a short stroll from my dwelling.

We ordered the following:

  • Zha-jang myum / Jajangmyeon (noodles in a thickened black bean sauce with pork and vegetables)
  • Rice with stir fried pork and potato noodles

While waiting for our food to arrive, we see waves and wave of patrons coming in. Most of them are Korean and when you saw this happening, I was confident that the food is going to be good since this Korean restaurant has mostly Korean patrons.

When our food finally arrived, that was the point where my mouth could not stop feeding on the dishes we ordered. Our orders were simple but yet so delicious. I am not sure how authentic the Korean food here is as I have never been to South Korea before but with the taste and the Korean crowd patronising Silk Road, I am pretty sure it is. The serving portion is decent and not overly large for under AUD15 per dish.

Zha-Jang Myun (noodle with pork & vegetable in black bean sauce)

Zha-Jang Myun (noodle with pork & vegetable in black bean sauce)

Jabchebab (stir fried pork & vegetable with sweet potato noodles on rice)

Jabchebab (stir fried pork & vegetable with sweet potato noodles on rice)

We will definitely return for more to satisfy our cravings for Korean dishes.

Update: 3 November 2013

Japchae (stir-fried sweet potato noodles)

Japchae (stir-fried sweet potato noodles)

Bul Go Gi Dubbab (beef & mixed vegetables with korean B.B.Q. sauce on rice)

Bul Go Gi Dubbab (beef & mixed vegetables with korean B.B.Q. sauce on rice)

 
Update: 1 February 2014
Kun Man Du (pan fried dumpling with minced pork & vegetables)

Kun Man Du (pan fried dumpling with minced pork & vegetables)

 
 
 
Rating:
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 7/10
 
1 – 2 : Avoid at all cost | 3 – 4 : Bad | 5 – 6 : Average | 7 – 8 : Good | 9 – 10 : Excellent
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