The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Monday, 10 April 2006

Kimchee House Korean Restaurant, Northbridge

On Friday, we took my parents out to dinner. Asked my parents to choose the type of cuisine they wanna try, and we'll pick the restaurant based on that. My dad suggested Korean, and there's this Korean place in Chinatown that Rob and I wanted to try so that was where we went for dinner. It's nice to try out Korean diners that aren't bbq-types like Seoul Korean or Arirang.

Cheeky brat:

Like Tookbegi, this restaurant is fairly small. I noticed a lot of the diners were Korean, so the place must be pretty authentic, right? The set up is also quite similar to Tookbegi - the counter is near the kitchen towards the back of the restaurant, not near the door as is the case for most restaurants.

The main dishes come with rice and the usual side dishes of kimchee and bean sprouts. Prices of main meals ranges from around $10 up to $20. I forgot the Korean names of the dishes we ordered, so will have to make do with my descriptions.

Seafood steamboat with sweet potato noodles (~$18pp, min 2) - although this was nice, I thought that the one we had at Tookbegi was tastier and had more stuff. Lots of prawns, some crab claws, mussels, clams and octopus.

Chicken bulgolgi (~$14) - A couple of friends who have been to Kimchee recommended getting the dakbulgogi, a sizzling chicken dish. That, I can confirm, was a very tasty choice.

Some soup dish with tofu and seafood marinara (~$10) - this did not have much taste. Unfortunately we didn't enjoy this dish as much as the other two.

Overall, the food was okay, but we preferred what we had at Tookbegi, which was slightly cheaper and more tasty. The dakbulgolgi is yummy though, and it's worth visiting this place just to try it out..

Went to Il Gelato after dinner to have gelato. Seth really enjoyed his banana gelato:

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