so pleased that i’ve discovered an awesome new korean restaurant in the city! totally beats my old favourite, madang, which doesn’t carry unmarinated beef ribs.
we ordered some F1 waygu fillet, which had a marbling score of 9! that’s really high by sydney standards, and the meat sizzled on the grill, giving off puffs of fragrant uh.. meat smell.
I LOVE MEAT.
and unadulterated meat that falls off your chopsticks and melts in your mouth is a total win in my book.
we also ordered wagyu ribs which were so tasty and chewy, each chew revealing a burst of yummy fatty flavour which explodes on your tastebuds and sends you to culinary heaven.
le sigh. so good. i could eat there every meal of every day until my bank account goes into the red.
to balance off our meal, we had a nine-delicacy crepe which was interesting, tasty and healthy. delicate strips of miscellaneous veggies and meats wrapped in a soft fresh pancake skin and drizzled with a honey mustard dressing.. mmm. certainly gives a new dimension to korean food other than your run-of-the-mill bbqs and hotpots. with the korean food fad rapidly spreading across the world, it seems like a shame that most people have never imagined, let alone tasted korean fine dining.
we also ordered a seafood pancake which was good and simple, filled with tiny sea critters.
unfortunately the beef carpaccio was disappointing. rather than raw beef, we had seared beef which was very.. beefy? the taste was a bit strong and the sauce didn’t draw out the taste of the meat, nor did the chopped leeks mask the gamey smell. i guess i would still prefer the good ole carpaccio with rocquette or tataki-style.
overall this restaurant is a WIN! normally i would procrastinate for weeks before blogging but this was so amazing and awesome and different i couldn’t wait to put it up and tempt all my melbourne friends to come visit me sooner.
price-wise? AUD$125 for the 5 dishes above, and bearing in mind that the F1 fillet was $39… very reasonable indeed. maybe cheaper than madang even…? they also have traditional degustations ranging from $45 to $100ish which i will definitely return to try soon. they also own the restaurant Arisun next door which is a bit more down-market and looks like it might be hiding some other hotpot treasures so that’s another must-try for me :)