Sunday, August 17, 2008

Charcoal Mine Barbeque House - Parramatta

Looking for meat that is super hot, sizzles, and charcoaled when it reaches your mouth?
Korean barbeque is probably the answer for you.

Charcoal Mine

On a cold winter night, my partner and I stumbled into this Korean BBQ store (after much much deliberation about what to eat). And yes, by the time we reached this shop, we were famished and looking longingly to the meat bar.

Selection of raw, marinated and non-marinated meats

Assortment of intestines

For those who don't know what a Korean BBQ involves, you get a hotplate, and raw meat, maybe some vegetables, and you cook it yourself to whatever you deem as perfection. Although the meat bar at Charcoal Mine, being buffet-style, doesn't provide the largest selection of meats, it is adequate and includes scotch fillet (marinated, not marinated, and cubed), beef rib, chicken, sausages, mussels, squid, and various beef intestines. For the vegetarian (though I recommend for you not to step into Korean BBQ places), there are mushrooms, salad, and kimchi (korean spicy pickled veges). They do also provide condiments (chilli, various sauces), rice, and fruit.

Hot plate (fueled by charcoal)



More raw meat

So, how do you eat meat from Korean BBQs?
Well first, you take a piece of lettuce.

Then, you take a piece of meat, dab it in the sauce you desire, and place it on top of the lettuce.

The kimchi goes on top of all that.

Add more sauce if you want more taste.

And lastly, you wrap it up and shove it all in your mouth before it falls to pieces.

Oh, of course, the meat should be cooked first! :)


Food - 8/10
Service - 6/10
Ambiance - 7/10
Value for money - 7/10
Overall - 28/40

Charcoal Mine Barbeque House
454 Church Street,

North Parramatta, NSW, 2151

Tel: (02) 9630 3299

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