Spicy pork

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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KOBA

119 Hardware St, Melbourne 9973 8425

 

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Korean Sliders

Sweet brioche bun served with short rib patties, Korean slaw, ssamjang mayo and crispy onion rings

= Excellent

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Beef Taco

Marinated beef, tomato salsa, kimchi and Korean slaw

= Not bad

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Kimchi Fries

Crispy fries topped with cheese, kimchi sauce, onion relish and sour cream

These fries were so addictive. Who knew Kimchi and fries went so well together?

= Good

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Koba Fried Chicken Wings (Soy Garlic)

Not so crispy but well flavoured juicy chicken wings, with a sprinkling of quinoa for added texture

= Good

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Spicy Pork Korrito

Sweet marinated pork, kimchi rice, melted cheese, tomato salsa and kimchi

= Good

 

Overall:

Incredibly tasty Korean-Mexican fusion! Service was quick and the staff were very helpful and friendly. Note that there is limited seating here (as this place is tiny) so grabbing takeaway is a good idea.

 

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Bistro Goemon

281 Glen Huntly Rd, Elsternwick 9523 9900

 

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Frozen umeshu (plum wine)

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Sweet corn kara-age

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Spicy pork salad

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Satsuma-age

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Seared scallops with mountain vegetables

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Assorted sashimi

Thoughts:

Sweet corn kara-age – lightly fried sweetcorn, sprinkled with seaweed salt. As the corn had been fried, it was chewy instead of juicy = Not bad

Spicy pork salad – sliced pork mixed with shredded vegetables and a Japanese chili soy dressing. A light refreshing salad = Good

Satsuma-age – fried fish cakes mixed with edamame and octopus = Not bad

Scallops – tasty scallops that were lightly seared and nicely flavoured with Japanese seven spice = Good

Assorted sashimi – chef’s choice of 10 pieces of fresh sashimi, served with an assortment of seaweed = Good

 

Overall:

Good service, a comfortable atmosphere, quality Japanese fusion (which comes as no surprise as the the owner and head chef of this place used to work at Nobu and Akachochin)

 

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