Kimchi Pancake

Chimac

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Kimchi Carnitas

(shoestring chips, caramelized kimchi, spicy pork, fresh tomato salsa, mozzarella cheese)

★★★★☆

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Aged Kimchi Pancake

(kimchi, onion, scallion)

★★★★☆

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Bulgogi Quesadilla

★★☆☆☆

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Fried Chicken – Bloody Sweet (chilli paste base) and Ultra Crispy (salt and parsley)

★★☆☆☆

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Spicy Pork Burrito

(spicy pork, steamed rice, tomato salsa, crispy coleslaw, jalapenos)

★★★☆☆

Overall:

It was a bit of a shame that there were so many unavailable menu items on the night that we visited as the menu here isn’t that big to begin with. That being said, what we did manage to order was tasty and satisfying. So if you haven’t had Korean-Mexican fusion before (or you’ve had but are looking for somewhere decent), give this cosy little place a try.

Chimac

Shop 1, 39-47 Peel Street, West Melbourne, VIC

(03) 9939 5916

http://www.chimac.com.au/

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Joomak

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Peach Soju

★★★★☆

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Corn with Cheese

★★★☆☆

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Takoyaki

★★★★☆

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Seafood Pancake

★★☆☆☆

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Cheese Egg Roll with Fish Roe

★★★☆☆

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BBQ Beef Rib (LA Style)

★★☆☆☆

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Deep Fried Chicken Drumettes

★★★☆☆

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Kimchi Pancake

★★☆☆☆

Overall:

I must admit that I am one of those people who didn’t even know that this place existed even though I walk past all the time. This Korean style pub has no signage and is located down a set of stairs on Swanston St. Once you are down the stairs you will find lots of cozy booths, friendly service and a variety of tasty traditional Korean fare. Note that Joomak has some awesome late night opening hours (they close at 3am on Wednesday and Thursday and 5am on Friday and Saturday!) making it the perfect place for a decent late night meal.

Joomak

Basement 407-409 Swanston St, Melbourne, VIC

(03) 9663 7123

http://www.joomak.com.au/

Joomak Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

K-Tarng

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 How many places do you know have HAND WRITTEN menus? Respect.

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Green Tea Rice Punch

A sweet punch with whole rice grains and a strong green tea flavour.

★★★☆☆

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Kimchi Pancake

Everything a great kimchi pancake should be: crispy, smoky, spicy, flavoursome. Extra points for it being shaped into a star.

★★★★☆

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Corn Cheese

The added sugar made this too sweet for my liking.

★★☆☆☆

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Pork Ramen

Instant ramen noodles with a generous amount of tender pork and crispy vegetables. The broth was deliciously smoky and the aroma reminded me of a Chinese stir fry.

★★★☆☆

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Original Fried Chicken and Oriental Chicken (honey, garlic and soy)

The original fried chicken lacked a bit of flavour but was so incredibly CRISPY. You could probably hear someone taking a bite of this chicken from the other side of the room! Whereas the Oriental Chicken was less crispy due to the sauce but was nicely flavoured.

★★★★☆

Overall:

Warm cosy interior, friendly service, satisfying Korean fare. Note that this place is closed on Mondays and that they are cash only.

K-Tarng

45 Koornang Rd, Carnegie

9972 9197

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