Saturday, January 11, 2014

Mandoo - Adelaide

A Korean restaurant with Pete Evans' tick of approval? That's Mandoo - a dumpling restaurant in the city of Adelaide.Walking past it, we couldn't resist but to go in and test it out.

We couldn't really decide which dumplings we wanted - and so, we opted for a dumpling hot pot with a mix of chicken, pork, kimchi and vego dumplings (amongst a heap of other yummy ingredients). We were first served with several simple side dishes - pickles, kimchi, and seaweed. We were also presented with a mild chilli mixture ... a bit of gochujang, sesame and shallot? I have to say - this chilli mixture kind of saves the dumplings as the dumplings themselves don't seem to have too much taste.
side dishes
chilli sauce
Our dumpling pot came and it was amazing! Thin slices of beef, tofu, rice cake, udon, mushies, fishcake and dumplings. YUM!!!! also loved the broth (i think it was a beef broth?). Pretty awesome.

dumpling hot pot
All up, it was a pretty good feed. I'm not convinced that it's the bestest dumplings I've had, but the hot pot was enough to leave us both satisfied and happy :)

Food - 7/10
Service - 7/10
Ambiance - 6/10
Value for money - 7/10
Value for money - 27/40

Shop 3, 26 Bank St
South Australia, 5000
Tel: (08) 8231 3303


Helen (Grab Your Fork) said...

Ha I didn't realise Pete was endorsing restaurants these days too. Did they actually have a Pete Evans approves this restaurant sign?

bbsnoopy said...

Haha! It had his photo and signature and everything :P