As mentioned in an earlier post there’s been a few places that have opened up recently at Canley Heights near Holy Basil and well, being a local I can’t help but want to give the new places a go. Whilst waiting for the boy to finish a long day at work, we just wanted a local fix for dinner. We found parking right in front of La Grilla so thought why not since we’ve had this obsession with Korean food lately.
La Grilla officially opened it’s doors on November 12, 2012.
I aodre the brick wall interior – it just creates a welcoming atmosphere, where it makes you feel right at home. Not too sure about the pictures though – can you see what they are? Lol.
I saw this lychee tea on the menu and had to get it! Oh I was a big fan. Sweet and fruity!! Mmm.
This was the first time I’ve seen cold green tea be served as table water. It was an awesome idea. Refreshing, icy cold green tea that helps with digestion whilst having dinner. Genius!
I’m always interested to see what sides are served at Korean restaurants. There’s always a variation! Here we have from top left going clockwise – deep fried glass noodles in seaweed, kim chi, potato mash and rice cakes.
Innards of the seaweed roll with deep fried glass noodles – so so good! I’ve never had this side dish before. It was so delicious we kept asking for more. Okay, so I totally didn’t mean to rhyme there.
Mexi-Kor Tacos – 2 for $10
Now this was an interesting menu item that I didn’t expect. Tacos? Not something you see often on at a korean restaurant. With an openmind, we decide to try it anyway. We opt for the mild chilli chicken with salsa, guacamole and vegetables tacos instead of the bulgogi as we choose that type of meat for another dish later.
It was definitely an interesting taco. The chilli chicken was definitely the star of the show, and the spice was offset by the fresh salsa and mayo. There was plenty of filling which made it a little hard to eat. I quite enjoyed it, but I don’t think the boy did. It was just too weird for him perhaps.
Korean Fried Chicken $12
Can’t pass KFC if it’s on the menu. Deep fried bite sized chicken pieces in mild chilli sauce is our choice, instead of soy. It wasn’t the fried chicken we were hoping for with the crunch and crispy batter, but instead we get morsels of chicken coated in a chilli and sticky sauce. It was still a treat to eat, especially because I got to eat most of it as the boy can’t handle chilli (always give him credit for trying though :P)!
Korean BBQ Hot Plate – Bulgogi & Spicy Pork $35 (for 2 people)
There are several options to choose from when ordering a korean bbq hot plate. The boy wants bulgogi and we get a recommendation by one of the wait staff and she chooses spicy pork. A bowl of rice and a side salad is also served with the hot plate (not pictured). Although the hot plate looked small, it definitely carried a lot of meat in it. The bulgogi may not have been as good as Bon Gal Bi but it was a good effort. The spicy pork had the same marinade as the spicy chicken in the tacos.
We were quite full by the end of it. We still do not learn and always eat like we are eating for 3 or 4 people. Would we come back? We honestly wouldn’t mind. If we were craving for Korean and didn’t want to drive, we sure would hit up La Grilla again.
2/237 Canley Vale Rd
Canley Heights, NSW 2166
Tel: +61 9724 5452