To me, Strathfield is one of those suburbs that is always buzzing from dinner time until late at night, especially now with the many frozen yoghurt joints as a go to place for dessert. I can’t even keep up with how many froyo places there are (and in the one block!). It surely is a huge craze. Hanging with another couple, we wander the Strathfield streets and randomly end up at Bon Gal Bi Korean BBQ Restaurant on Churchill Avenue.
We opt for the a la carte menu as opposed to using the BBQ grill only because we were hungry hippos and wanted our food served to us already cooked. This is the first time I’ve eaten at a Korean restaurant without eating Korean BBQ. Our friends are local so we leave the ordering to them.
A huge hot plate of beef bulgogi is served on our tiny little table. An abundance of fresh, crunchy vegetables are cooked with extremely flavoursome and tender pieces of grilled beef.
Chicken with Cheese
Now THIS is what I’m talking about. Another huge hot plate arrives at the table but this one is covered in delicious cheeeeeeeeese! Bite sized chicken pieces lay somewhere underneath all that cheese goodness with some onion slices, snake beans, capscium and mushrooms. It needs to be eaten rather quickly, otherwise the cheese begins to cool down and solidify. I loved grabbing some chicken with the cheese stretching and going all over the place. It was amazing.
Seafood Hot Pot
This hot pot was sizzling like mad, you can still see it bubbling in the photo above. This bad boy not only had a huge kick of spice but the temperature would just not cool down, which left most of our tongues stinging and burnt, unfortunately. Luckily I have a pretty good tolerance for both so ate the bulk of it – it was delicious! This dish would work perfectly with a bowl of rice on the side which would offset the spice and heat that little bit.
The Boy was very excited to try his very first bibimbap. As gorgeous as it looked that’s where it all ended. It was quite bland and we felt there was just nothing to it. We whack in a bucket load of their chilli sauce so that it added some flavour. Needless to say, the boy was disappointed (lucky there was all the other good food to make up for it).
We ordered enough for 5-6 people, not realising how big each of the dishes were. We ate as much as we could and did a pretty good job without too many leftovers.
We noticed that there was a whole page on the menu with “new items coming soon” including their house special Korean Fried Chicken. I definitely need to make a return so I can try me some of that…..
Bon Gal Bi
30 Churchill Avenue
Strathfield NSW 2135