in strathfield k-town, with my cousins wife and daughter
I had a chance to visit Strathfield, the largest Korea town in Syndey. It's a 20 minute drive from the city, in a very nice, quiet neighborhood...I didn't know what to expect at first, but to my surprise, it was quite lovely! I had a great time with my cousins, and they made THE 'Aussie-Korean' meal at their place-'Wallamsam' (direct translation=vietnamese spring rolls). Basically, the concept behind this is the vietnamese spring rolls meets Korean banchan, served with homemade chili sauce and crushed peanuts. You dunk the rice paper wrap in hot water, then add veggies of your choice, wrap, dip in sauce, and chow down!
Another Korean-Aussie couple mentioned this wallamsam concept a few weeks back, and explained that since there aren't too many good K restaurants here (totally agreed unfortunately), the Koreans feast on this specialty at home. Great treat for guests (lot of labor preparing for it, even though it's make-your-own), but the Koreans love it, and it's freakin awesome!!! I seriously didn't know when to stop.
The K-town in the city is mainly on Pitt street, sprawled onto George street. 13 of us went to Hanabi restaurant to indulge in the $10 dol-sot-bibimbop specials they had going on all of October. For most of those that went to Hanabi, this was their very first Korean food experience, and boy did they love the pork belly and soju! I warned them about the next day hang overs...but they didn't bother to listen:)
strathfield square, right outside the train stop...
don't ask why this lady was walking around in her hanbok!
my cousin and his cute daughter alina
still in stratty...
most of these places were empty b/c i went b/w lunch and dinner...but i hear it gets packed at night!
really good korean bakery...they wouldn't let me take photos inside!!! i was pretty annoyed...
dukboki stand right outside the station!!!
i tried the fried dukboki, it was soo good!
if i lived here, i would probably pick one of these up everyday!
in the square
i think you can say this is a korean gloria jeans...hahahahaha
in the mall...love the interior!
assorted veggies and soft pork...it was a very healthy meal!
korean stores in the city...
small korean food mkt in the city...
on pitt street
korean-japanese restaurant we went to
the gang after a nice meal at hanabi...i think the soju started to get to them!
one of the pretty art walls in a korean bakery-stratty
not too impressed with this dolsot bibimbop from hanabi...looks better than it tasted
this cut of pork at hanabi was fantastic!