Soy sauce

CJ Lunch Bar

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Japchae (stir fried sweet potato noodles, vegetables and beef in soy sauce)

★★★☆☆

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Bibimbab (steamed rice topped with sautéed vegetables, beef and special chilli sauce)

★★☆☆☆

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Fried chicken served with cabbage salad

★★☆☆☆

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Cheese chicken bulgogi (chicken bulgogi topped with cheese and spicy sauce)

★★★★☆

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Kimchijeon (pan fried kimchi with vegetables and special flour batter)

★★☆☆☆

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Dongaseu Don (deep fried marinated pork loin with rice)

★★☆☆☆

Overall:

Slightly cramped seating, efficient service, good portions, fantastic value. (eg. the Dongaseu Don was only $6!)

CJ Lunch Bar

Shop 2/391 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne

(03) 9602 1155

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Hudadak

Carinish Rd, Clayton (near the corner of Clayton Rd) 9543 4276

 

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Steamed dumplings

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Seafood and kimchi pancake

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Spicy corn noodles

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Half fried chicken/Half ganjang chicken

Thoughts:

Steamed dumplings – healthy tasting mince and vegetable filled dumplings served with soy sauce = Not bad

Seafood and kimchi pancake – not enough seafood, not enough kimchi = Not bad

Spicy corn noodles – chewy corn noodles with vegetables (carrot, cucumber, cabbage, bean sprouts, seaweed), sliced apples, and half an egg, served cold with a spicy sauce = Not bad

Half fried chicken/Half ganjang chicken – the fried chicken is original Korean style fried chicken, while the ganjang is soy and garlic sauce fried chicken. Both were delightfully crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, with the ganjang chicken having a delicious sweet flavour to it = Excellent

 

Overall:

This small casual place has the usual Korean menu (eg. sizzling BBQs, clay pot soups) but the stand out item for me was definitely their fantastic fried chicken!

 

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KF Cafe

374 Centre Rd, Bentleigh 9557 5694

 

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Ice green tea latte

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Kimchi pancake

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Deep fried octopus balls

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Pork with bulgogi sauce on a sizzling plate

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Bibimbap

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Japchae

Thoughts:

Ice green tea latte – contained more milk and less green tea powder than previous ice green tea lattes that I have had but was still very yummy = Good

Kimchi pancake – a light eggy pancake that barely had any kimchi in it = Not bad

Deep fried octopus balls – came with a generous amount of dried bonito but did not actually contain much octopus in the balls themselves  = Not bad

Bulgogi pork – came with rice and miso soup. The pork was tender and bulgogi sauce had a great balance of salty and sweet = Good

Bibimbap – tender stir fry beef with a good variety of vegetables. They forgot to give us any chili pepper paste but were very apologetic when we asked for some = Good

Japchae – chewy sweet potato noodles served with sliced beef, onion, carrot, zucchini, eggplant, enoki mushrooms, chives and Korean soy sauce = Not bad

 

Overall:

A tiny little restaurant that serves a mixture of Korean and Japanese food. The service is fast and friendly, while the decor is simple and a little bit strange (think little green footprints on the wall). My only gripe with this place is the portions of the food: too small!

 

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Japanese curry

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Recipe:

  • any meat of your choice (cut into large chunks)
  • 1 large onion (roughly chopped)
  • 2 large potatoes (cut into large chunks)
  • 3 carrots (cut into large chunks)
  • 1 capsicum (or any other vegetable you have on hand, chopped)
  • 3 cups of water
  • 100g of Golden Curry sauce mix
  • soy sauce

 

1. Heat pan with oil, fry the onion until it becomes clear, add your meat

2. Once the meat is cooked, add the vegetables and water, bring to a boil.

3. Reduce the heat, cover the pan and simmer for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked.

4. Add the Golden Curry sauce mix and stir continuously until it dissolves.

5. Add a dash of soy sauce for more flavour.

6. Take off the heat and serve with rice.

 

Overall:

Simple, tasty, perfect for a weekday meal. (Note that the “Hot” Golden Curry sauce mix is NOT hot at all)