270 Victoria St, North Melbourne
Phone: 9328 1221
For those of you who are regular readers, you’ll know how much I love a Korean BBQ. So this will be the first of a series of three reviews of the North Melbourne Victoria Street mini-Seoul Korean BBQ restaurants.
I went to Woo-Ga recently with a friend, who is by my books an expert on Japanese food and culture, but surprisingly had never had Korean BBQ before! I mean surely the rules of geographic proximity mean you sample cuisines which exist near your object of cultural obsession, right? Anyway, I digress in a rather verbose way. More about the food!
We ordered the Combo Set A (which serves 2-3) and includes a big beef rib, scotch fillet, a spicy kim chi and tofu soup.
It also came with the obligatory kim chi side dishes, and rice, but the rice wasn’t mentioned in the set, so we foolishly also ordered the ‘healthy mixed rice’. This was pretty much a bi bim bap only with a less fatty cut of meat, I guess. Oh, and it was in a stainless steel bowl, instead of a stone one. I wonder if that makes it healthier? In any case, it was still tasty.
Woo-Ga’s pretty great value – especially if you order one of the combo sets – and any place where you cook at the table is going to be fun. I’ll definitely be going back, after I try its more popular neighbour Hallah, and revisit the cousin down the street, Toodouri. Penny from jeroxie.com also enjoyed her visit – see here for much better photos!