Monday, 25 June 2007
Last wednesday i made a casual suggestion to go check out Daorae, a korean bbq place in taipan, and babes got really enthusiastic about it. and i managed to rope kristie in for the meal too! Parking was a bitch though...kristie met us in taipan cos she already happened to be there checking out a clothes store.
Daorae happens to be a rather upmarket place, with an inviting environment and friendly waiters who offer very good service! Every table has one waiter assigned to serve those patrons and our table had 2, all the better! The 2 waiters bowed and gave us suggestions for bbq, smiled at us, cooked for us, served onto our plates and even wrapped the delicious thingies in lettuce in ready-to-eat forms for us! They practically did everything but curtsey to us i think :P
What does one order when faced with endless choices of korean marinated meats, noodles, rice/noodles served in steaming stonewares, korean savoury pancakes, condiments and etc??? I ordered the simplest of choices - authentic kimchi soup with my order of seafood and sticky rice.
Id have to admit though, that the bbq spread Kaj ordered tasted much better than my kimchi soup. Perhaps the soup woulda had more of that sourish flavour if they hadnt mixed a whole egg in it! It really was a surprise that this was the first time i was disappointed in kimchi soup! Oh well, id just have to keep that in mind IF i re-order that same dish.
We yakked and ate our way through this culinary bulgogi and kimchi journey, and kept the waiters busy refilling our vege, fat taugeh & kimchi condiments. I was quite astonished that we managed to whack all there was on the table!
Daorae Korean BBQ can be a rather pocket-emptying place though, get a group of hungry hunks and bitches if you want an authentic taste of cuisine served with courtesy found nowhere else!
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