CHOP SHOP KOREAN BBQ, SWANSTON STREET: Relatively new Korean BBQ joint with a relatively clean, spacious interior spanning multiple stories. Overall, decent portion size if you take into account the sides and degree of fullness but overpriced considering that the quantity of the meat was very minimal and flavours were a bit one-sided.
BBQ Pork Belly Set (Kimchi Stew, Pork Belly, Marinated Pork Neck with Spicy Sauce)
The good fat: Whenever I go to KBBQ I always love those that come with Odeng (Korean fish cake) and luckily this one did.. so I definitely didn’t hesitate asking for those refills! 😛 The salad with the sauce was very refreshing and definitely gave a good, healthy crunch in contrast to the smoky meat. I enjoyed the crispy, tenderness of the pork belly.
The bad fat: Kimchi stew was very average, and the amount of meat was very little for the price. I strongly disliked the spicy pork neck marinade, as it was sour, overpowering and gave it an overall very unappealing taste.
SHOULD YOU GET FAT HERE?
No – I won’t be back for overpriced, bad-tasting meat cos even Odeng can’t make up for it :(…