Review: Dae Jang Kum (Haymarket)

We had a flashback family moment last weekend. Gladys, Alvaro and I went to watch The Muppets. I won’t say who cried and who almost did. I’ll just say Animal rocks :)

We went for lunch after the movie (yes, we attended a morning show). Gladys had been craving Korean BBQ for a while so we walked around Chinatown looking for a suitable place. At that stage we were already hungry so any place would have qualified as suitable.

We arrived at Dae Jang Kum, which had decent internet reviews. We asked a few questions to the young waiter but between our not-native English and his very basic English he couldn’t understand us very well, so we just placed a safe order: pork belly ($16), boneless beef ribs fillet ($19) and duck ($18). Side dishes, as usual, were complimentary.

Side dishes & sauces

Side dishes & sauces

Side dishes

Side dishes

Raw beef ribs fillet & pork, side dishes

Raw beef ribs fillet & pork, side dishes

Raw pork & duck

Raw pork & duck

It wasn’t the best Korean BBQ we’ve had so far, but it wasn’t the worst either. Some of the side dishes weren’t very tasty, my favourites besides the kimchi were the fermented cucumbers and turnip. Meats were average in quality; I found the beef ribs fillet and the duck more tasty than the pork. Must be that I’m getting used to the “clean” taste of organic/free range pork.

Pork

Pork

Beef ribs fillet & duck

Boneless beef ribs fillet & duck

Dae Jang Kum
35 Goulburn St
Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9211 0890
daejangkum.com.au