Korean barbeque – or KBBQ – is the first thought for most people when it comes to Korean cuisine. While there is so much more to it, KBBQ does deserve a special spotlight. There is something you can't beat when it comes to firing up the grill with your mates and marinated meat sets all paired with tons of side dishes (known as 'banchan'). Palsaik Namoo has a pork belly range that only dreams are made of, there's eight different types of marinades to suit every taste at the table and just as many options when it comes to their Korean fried chicken flavours. In Northbridge you'll find K-Town, a cosy spot that is perfect for your group catch ups. Along with all the usual suspects at KBBQ, you'll also find traditional dishes like Japchae and Korean style pancakes. Get ready for a foodie feast.
Popo Lee is a Korean late-night bar and restaurant where you’ll be able to tuck into all your street food favourites. For those who haven’t tried a k-dog before, it’s time to change that. These hot dogs are deep fried in sweet flour batter, dusted with sugar along with mustard and tomato sauce. Choose from original sausage, mozzarella or if you’re undecided – half and half is the best of both worlds. Try some Korean stew (Jjigae) or the iconic spicy rice cake dish known as 'Tteokbokki', and ordering a few bottles of soju is a must. In Korean culture, you pour for your friends first so gather the gang and bottoms up!
No matter the cuisine, dessert is a must. Hanabing in Northbridge specialises in the iconic Korean dessert, Bingsu. Bingsu is a shaved ice dessert with sweet toppings such as chopped fruit, condensed milk, red beans and more. Flavours such as chocolate, black sesame, matcha and injeolmi are on the menu – just to name a few! The name Hanabing itself is a combined word is both ‘hana’ (meaning one or first) and ‘bing’ (shortened word for bingsu), translating to number one bingsu – so you can expect some seriously good bingsu. It doesn't stop there either, their range of premium soft serve, honey toast and croffles make it hard to choose what to order. A problem we're happy to have!
Another honourable mention is Café Guilty Pleasure. Whether you’re wanting to grab something sweet in the middle of the day (we’re not judging!) or cap the night with some sugar, this spot is open from 12:30pm until 10pm. Grab a slice of their earl grey or even the matcha fresh cream cake. The creamy garlic brioche is around for those who prefer savoury as well. Everything here looks just as good as it tastes, so you can’t go wrong.
If you’re wanting to stock your pantry with some Korean goods, you’ll be able to those in the city too. Bulk pack of banana milk? A 1kg pack of gochujang? Turning into a soju connoisseur? Make your way to Top Mart on Hay Street or Seoul Mart on Barrack street for all your grocery needs, you won’t be walking out empty handed.
City of Perth Parking has you covered for where to park so you can concentrate on planning what entrée or drink to order first.
- 3-hour Free Parking on Weekends & Public Holidays
(CPP Cultural Centre, CPP Pier Street and CPP His Majesty’s)
- FREE Night Parking from 6pm, 7 days a week
- $10 All-Day Weekday Parking at select car parks
For more information check out cityofperthparking.com.au
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