MANSAE KOREAN BBQ AND BAR, MELBOURNE CBD: Korean BBQ is one of the highly sought after cuisines in the student-heavy, Melbourne city centre so it is no surprise that Mansae Korean BBQ has popped up along A’Beckett St, just recently keen to serve a new wave of customers. As Korean BBQ is our go-to choice when dining in a big group, I’ve tried my fair share, and Mansae is definitely one that I would love to head back to. The meats were fresh, the service was friendly and the vibes were relaxed and vibrant!
The good fat: The best corn cheese I’ve ever had! It was sweet with juicy kernels of corn, and just the perfect amount of cheese so that it wasn’t too heavy. The crispy school prawns as an entree were also super tasty – very crispy so that you could addictively eat the whole plate of spicy crunchiness without thinking too much about it! It’s also definitely worth trying their rice wine cocktails (be careful though they’re so delicious you might have too much…)
Starting on the meat, my favourite was definitely the marinated wagyu, it was sweet and salty at just the right level – I’ve had too many were they have just been way too spicy for my liking, or just not tasty at all! But this wagyu was complemented by the lovely marinade. Likewise with the cube roll, without a marinade, we dipped this in the sweet BBQ or the sesame sauce so that the hearty meatiness wasn’t lost in the flavours. One of the freshest and tastiest wagyu I’ve had at Korean BBQ!
The bad fat: The seafood pancake was a little on the small side (but as is all Korean place these days). Their menu is also quite limited thus far, maybe because it’s just opened but it would be nice to see them starting to use a greater variety of meats + seafoods like other Melbourne KBBQ spots.
SHOULD YOU GET FAT HERE?
YES – I absolutely love how spacious, bright the interior is, and how delicious their meats are!
CHECK THEM OUT HERE: https://www.mansaekbbq.com.au/
2wofatgirls would like to thank Mansae Korean BBQ for the invitation to dine – these opinions are strictly unbiased and were influenced in no way by the collaboration