The PFEs were invited by Groupon to review the deals they have on offer with participating restaurants. After months of procrastination, I finally used it on this current deal:
Traditional Korean Steamboat Experience at Subi Seoul BBQ, Subiaco. http://www.groupon.com.au/deals/perth/Subi-Seoul-BBQ/716440686
Subi Seoul BBQ is a brand new restaurant on Hay Street. The deal comprises of a steamboat of fresh seafood and vegetables in a flavoursome broth, dumplings for entree and Dol Sot Bi Bim Bap (mixed salad with meat, rice and fried egg with soup).
I must say I am looking forward to this meal as I’d never had Korean steamboat before!
Subi Seoul BBQ is located on Hay Street in Subiaco, in the square centre opposite the Colonnade. On arrival I thought the sign looked familiar. Does it look familiar to anyone?
As I walked in and saw the chef/owner, it was like an aha moment! The same owner as the restaurants/kiosk in Northbridge, Perth CBD and Victoria Park. This will be great!
The restaurant is nicely decorated, modern and clean. Each table is equipped with a cooker which can be used either for meat grilling or steamboat boiling, as I soon found out.
The owner came to explain what we will be getting with the offer. Dumplings (5 pieces) for entree, the Bi Bim Bap with meat choice of either chicken, beef or pork, and a main of seafood steamboat. As I had paid extra to get a deal for four, we had the option of either getting 2 x steamboat or a steamboat and a plate of meat for grilling. We opted for the 2nd option. With the meat plate, there were 3 choices of either chicken, beef, pork or lamb. Let the feast begins!
- Goon Man Du (normally $7.90) – korean dumplings – panfried with a crunchy outer shell and soft inner filling. Yum!
- Dol Sot Bi Bim Bap (normally $15.90) – mixed salad with rice, meat, pan fried egg with chili sauce served in a clay hot pot. The trick to this dish is to add the chilli sauce and mix the whole with the rice as rigorously as possible. As the heat is retained in the claypot, it cooks the egg and maintains the warmth in the rice. The bottom layer of the rice becomes crunchy as well due to the prolonged ‘silent’ cooking. It tasted really nice, crunchy but not burnt! We had the Chicken Bi Bim Bap and Beef Bi Bim Bap – the beef dish was more flavoursome.
- Meat BBQ Cooked at Own Table – Combo for 2 people with choice of 3 meats (normally $39.90). We ordered the beef, chicken and lamb. The meat were all well marinated, contributing to the tasty flavour once grilled. Seoul BBQ have always had really nice grilled meat. I have tried the restaurant in Northbridge and Perth CBD. Same quality. Yummy! Would definitely order this again!
- Hae Mul Jun Gol (normally $39.90) – steamboat combination of seafood and vegetables in a stock for 2 people. The pot came out looking very appetizing! We couldn’t wait to dig in! There were king prawns, fish, mussels, fish cakes and a variety of vegetables. Very fresh. Highly recommended!
Service was great with the waitstaff explaining how each dish should be cooked/eaten. They catered to our requests with a friendly attitude and are always smiling. Love! The above was well worth the deal on offer! Don’t miss out! I would definitely be back for another feast!
Narration by: Miss L