I decided to try something new. Sometimes that works out well for me, sometimes it doesn’t. This time was pretty middle of the road, although I wish I’d gone for the dolsot bibimbap.
Instead, I got the beef Bulgogi, a sweet flavoured bland soup with very few ingredients and served with mediocre side dishes and a bowl of rice. I can’t be too down on it, it wasn’t bad, just boring! I was still a little hungry at the end, as the serve was small.
On the other hand, my dining partner was charmed with his beef rib soup and enjoyed the intricacies of demolishing a bowl of meaty bones!
I suspect that it may be a better idea to go to Madang if you’re in the vicinity.
Sydney Madang side dishes
My second bibimbap/Korean food foray. Can’t go past the dolsot bibimbap with its delicious crunchy rice exterior. The side dishes at Sydney Madang are fewer but a slightly better quality offering. The potato and the weird meaty tofuey things are my favourites. The miso is not. I’m a miso snob.
Sydney Madang bibimbap
The yummy dolsot bibimbap. The greens and mushrooms were fantastic.The tough, chewy bean sprouts required hardcore chewing.
The BIG downside here was that the chilli sauce was served in a little bowl. Not enough. The ratio is specific and requires the rice to turn pale red. Other than that, this place was great.
Dae Jang Kum side dishes
Dae Jang Kum was my first foray into Sydney Korean food. I went straight for the bibimbap – dolsot bibimbap, served in a hot stone bowl which causes delicious crunchy rice outsides.
The side dishes are generous. The seaweed and the tofu bowls were my favourites. I’m not sure about the kimchi.
Dae Jang Kum dolsot bibimbap
I’m really glad Dae Jang Kum was my first bibimbap. It was fantastic. I loved the tasty chilli sauce served on the side, adding as much as possible to turn the rice red. I wasn’t such a fan of the lettuce but most of the other toppings were amazing.
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