Korean cuisine is also another amazing cuisine to enjoy. We first went to this restaurant a couple of Korean students that my mum had staying with me.
It was great to have some locals with us as we tried some new dishes that we had never tried before. Tonight we ordered some of those dishes again for dinner.
Perth Dae Jang Kum, nested in the heart of Northbridge, brings to Perth the taste of real, authentic Korean cuisine. The restaurant specialises in Korean BBQ and Korean traditional meals and offers a good range of seafood dishes, meats and vegetables.
The interior decor is modern with a minimalistic Korean style and the tables are comfortably spaced. Be warned not to put on your best outfit as you’ll be coming out of the restaurant smelling like Korean BBQ.
We ordered 3 dishes to share between John & I and think we ordered too much. We started with the seafood pancake which is a pancake-like Korean dish made from a batter of eggs, flour, rice flour, green onions and other additional ingredients depending on the variety. Beef, pork, kimchi, shellfish and other seafood are mostly used. We thought it was a little undercooked as it was lighter in colour on some parts of the pancake, comparing our order with the table next to us.
Bulgogi is also one of our orders. Bulgogi is made from thin slices of sirloin or other prime cuts of beef. The meat is marinated to enhance its flavour and tenderness with a mixture of soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, garlic, pepper and other ingredients such as scallions, onions or mushrooms, especially white button mushrooms or shiitake. It is traditionally grilled but can also be pan-fried. It was yummy, the meat was well marinated and tender.
We also shared the spicy chicken with rice cakes or as the Koreans will call it Tteok. Tteok is a class of Korean rice cakes made with glutinous rice flour by steaming. Normal rice flour can be used for some kinds of tteok. There are hundreds of different kinds of tteok eaten year round. In Korea it is customary to eat tteok soup on New Year’s Day and sweet tteok at weddings and on birthdays.
This dish that we ordered is a popular South Korean dish generally made by stir-frying marinated diced chicken in a chili pepper paste based sauce, and sliced cabbage, sweet potato, scallions, onions and rice cake together on a hot plate. This dish is massive but delicious and served with steam rice and the usual Korean sides of kimchi, sweet potatoes and steamed beansprouts.
The service is quick, we didn’t have to wait long for our dinner. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and everytime we go back, we try to order different dishes just to give them a try. The meal cost us around $45 which is pretty reasonable seeing we has so much to eat.
On the whole, 8 ½ for the food quality, 7 for the atmosphere, 8 ½ for pricing and 8 ½ for service.
Dae Jang Gum
74 Francis Street
Northbridge WA 6003
Tel: 9227 0615
Open: Tuesday to Sunday Lunch 11.30am – 3.30pm Dinner 5.30pm – 10pm