It’s getting a bit chilly in Sydney now and what’s better than some warm Korean soup? We headed to North Strathfield to visit Myeong Dong Korean restaurant. It’s a short walk from the train station and when we arrived on a Saturday night, there was a long queue already. Our friends were already waiting and the wait was about half an hour.
The menu had a good mix of soups, stews, hotpots and a few meat dishes. I don’t think they do BBQ here. What really blew my mind was that they gave us 12 different side dishes!!! I’ve never seen so many before and our table was completely covered. Since we had 6 people, they actually gave us 2 sets! I thought this was really generous. There was an assortment of pickled cucumbers, radish, bean sprouts, potatoes, kimchi, konjac jelly, lotus root, seaweed, eggplant, bok choy etc. I would’ve been happy just eating the side dishes alone! I love foods that are marinated, fermented or pickled.
I had the Spicy Pork Bone Soup and it came bubbling and piping hot. There were a few large bones with very tender meat for you to pick off. There was actually a good amount of meat and not just bones but it does take some work to get all the meat. This also comes with rice as well. The soup wasn’t too spicy for me.
We also ordered the Seafood Pancake to share and it’s always a crowd pleaser. This version was on the thinner side but it was very crispy.
This was the Premium Beef Rib Soup. Didn’t try it but didn’t hear any complaints about it.
I would come back here just so I could eat more of their side dishes and get refills! Pricing is very reasonable too but just be prepared to wait.