Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Kobow Korean Restaurant- Sydney


After a late night at work I was feeling very hungry and decided that Korean BBQ would be the perfect fix. My friend suggested we go to Kobow. Me, being non-Korean, trusted my friend who is quite acustomed to Korean food. He thinks that Kobow is one of the better Korean restaurants in the Sydney City.

Bean sprouts




Like all Korean Restaurants, we are presented with a selection of side dishes. The side dishes were above average compared to other Korean resturants. Personally, the seaweed salad with chilly dressing was my favourite.

For the korean BBQ we ordered the Pork dish (Bacon) as per below. This is probably the most ordered meat at Korean BBQ.


Beef Tongue

We also ordered the beef tongue which is another favourite of mine. At Korean BBQ, the meat is presented to you raw. You are then provided with a stove (BBQ) in which to cook you meat. These stoves came in a variety of shapes and sizes. Often, the stove is built into the table other times they bring a portable stove from the kitchen. Sometimes the stoves use gas, other times they may be fueled by charcoal. On this occasion, we were presented with a portable stove with a metal cooking plate. (I would love to acquire one of these hot plates, if anyone knows where I can buy one, please leave a comment). This stove was actually quite powerful and cooked our meat really quickly.

The pork here was indeed quite nice, better than most other Korean BBQs we have visited. The beef tongue on the other hand was quite average. Typically, at other Korean BBQs, you would wrap your cooked meat and some side dishes (usually kimchi) and eat it together. But surprisingly, his place was going to charge us for the lettuce. After negotiation between my friend and the waiter, this charge was waived (not quite sure how the conversation went).

Overall, the meal was quite adequate to feed two hungry guys and I would return to try out the other food that is available here.

Food - 8/10
Service - 7.5/10
Ambiance - 7/10
Value for money - 8/10
Overall - 30.5/40
Kobow Korean Restaurant
68 Liverpool St
Sydney NSW 2000
Tel: (02) 9283 8077