I offered to pick up something for dinner on my way home from work Friday night. Jac requested bulgogi from the Korean & Japanese Restaurant I’d gotten takeaway from previously, called Poppo. The restaurant was pretty busy when I got there, which was a very good sign. Lots of happy Korean and Japanese students enjoying their dinner by the looks of it.
The food was still warm when I got home, and we pretty much got stuck into it right away.
Here’s the bulgogi (AU$9.00) – Korean-style marinated beef with rice. The beef is sliced thinly and so very tender.
On the right is the famous Korean spicy pickle called kimchi. On the left is a tasty sweet soy sauce we poured over the bulgogi and rice.
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I also got a serve of gyoza ($6.00 for 5 pcs). The dipping sauce tasted of soy, sesame and chilli, and was delicious with the gyoza.
I felt like noodles and ordered yakisoba with chicken. Does it look familiar to you? (See a Monday’s noodle lunch here!) That pink pickled ginger was lovely stirred through the noodles. I liked that they were so generous with the ginger.
Knowing Jac would like some sort of vegetables or salad to go with the beef, I got a chicken salad – chicken rather than just plain garden salad because I can never get enough chicken! This salad features boiled chicken with lettuce, cucumber, tomato, snow pea sprouts, corn kernels and a crunchy surprise of chopped peanuts with a delicious mayonaise dressing. Jac had the avocado all to herself, while I devoured most of the corn.
Although I’d bought the bulgogi for Jac and the yakisoba for me, in the end we shared all the dishes and really enjoyed them. I told Jac next time we’re in town on a Friday night we should have dinner at Poppo. Takeaway is very nice, but I’d like to have the true dining experience in the restaurant itself, you know?