Kimchi in Dickson is one of those restaurants I’ve peered through the window of for a while now but never managed to eat at.
Last night GoosePig and I gave it a go and were pretty impressed.
A word of warning though, not being au fait with Korean fine dining we made some mistakes and you can probably expect to as well.
The staff, while very friendly and attentive, had a failure of imagination that anyone could not already know what to do with all the little things they brought out to accompany dinner.
If, like me, you rather like trying new things, then it’s a bit of fun.
We discovered after eating our fried pork and vegetable dumplings (delicious) that the dipping sauce was meant to go with them.
Even before the dumplings arrived however our BBQ dishes were underway on the cooktop in the middle of our table.
Some Korean BBQ joints have you cook your own, but at Kimchi staff swooped in at appropriate intervals to turn things, move things around, chop things up, and let us know when it was safe to use the steel chopsticks to grab tasty bites off the hotplate.
We had pork ribs and beef (they have a minimum two serve order on the BBQ) and they were frankly delicious.
Combined with Korean Hite beer (for some reason on the menu cheaper than domestic brands) it made for a great dinner.
With loads of drinks we were well stuffed for $66.
So it’s delicious, it’s bewildering, and it’s good fun.
Combined with a window seat to snark from safety at passersby down Woolley Street and you’ve got the makings of a good night.