Mmm Korean. Umma Kitchen in Collins Place has some tasty-looking cabinet items, especially because there’s fried chicken and saucy things. As part of the foodcourt here it offers some delicious, if not slightly pricey options.
How good is Hankki? My friend Jo heard good things about the place so we chose it for our first ever meal in Carnegie. And we chose super well with this bustling Korean eatery. Probably the best KFC (Korean Fried Chicken) we’ve had in Melbourne […]
One of my last dinners in London had me wishing I would change my mind and come back just to feast here again. Nestled on Holloway Road, Ssam Korean dining is a tiny restaurant offering delicious interpretations of classic Korean cuisine.
I have a confession. Recently, I’ve become addicted to the little Korean eatery just around the corner from the office, also known as Bento Bab. It’s a bit of a guilty pleasure for a few of us in the workplace, what, with it’s fried chicken-ness […]
For my very last office lunch in Soho, the guys and I headed around the corner to Bibimbap. As you can imagine, it’s a focus on the the signature Korean hot stone bowls of the same name. I do find there is a lot less Korean dining options compared to say, Melbourne or Auckland. Bibimbap literally translates in Korean to “mixed rice’ and the dish was conceived as a means to use up one’s leftovers.
I grew up in a very Chinese household and it’s in my blood to need Asian food to some frequency in order to survive. So after two days in Prague and European cuisines, I decided for my final meal to be a Korean one. Mamy […]
I had a great time with my $10 lunch set at G2 Korean BBQ. My choice was the beef bulgogi and this came with sides of rice, salad, dumpling and melon. It’s a balanced little mix and I quite enjoyed dishes, and the beef was […]
Fried chicken dreams come true at Gami. It’s why there’s ten stores all over Melbourne now. Of those I’ve only hit two, and I enjoyed the experience at the Fitzroy branch the most. Friendly service, a more relaxed ambience and of course, endearing and heart-inducing fried chicken. It’s my favourite chicken in town in fact. Although it’s become a bit of a cliche, Gami always delivers in terms of unabashedly fried crunchiness, juicy meats and a good time.
After a good day working up the Fitbit steps, Ryan and I gave into the temptation of getting some mouth-watering Gami into our bellies. We had one side dish, the potato heaven, which was quite heavenly as well as 750 grams of the boneless chicken in original recipe (lol) and soy garlic. Both great and the speed, ease of table, service made it a much more enjoyable time than my last one in the Gami city store.
The Potato heaven ($14) might be a Fitzroy exclusive as I haven’t seen it in other menus. It’s a bowl of creamy mash with wedges and sweet chilli and sour cream. Although saucier than I was anticipating, we both enjoyed the buttery-ness of the potato and the sauces were tantalising. My friend EJ had recommended this dish and I can completely understand why. The other side dishes I’ve had at the other Gami store were good but not excellent so I tend to focus only on the chicken. And if you come here, it’s all about the chicken. It’s in the name, naturally.
Excitingly, the chicken came in no time. I had anticipated a bit more of a wait with the gratis prawn chips and radish like the other visit, but it was only minutes after the Potato Heaven. Like last time we went for the ease of the boneless chicken ($34) with half original with honey mustard sauce and half soy garlic sauce. The boneless chicken is a mix of breast and thigh and it is noticeable in each bite. Some of the breast was too dry for me on this occasion. Soy garlic and original are both fantastic flavours and they can be enjoyed for their own, unique characteristics.
We overdid ourselves with the food order and made up all those calories burned from earlier, we finished up the plates of course.