We arrived at exactly midday which meant we were the first of the lunchtime crowds and in the 45 minutes or so we were there, the place just filled up with hungry CBD diners mostly the office worker crowd.
There are soup noodles that come under $10 otherwise everything is just over so for many it's probably not an every day lunch. There are lots of choices - the traditional tofu stew caught my eye. I've not had that since 1998 in a Korean restaurant in New Jersey and oh the memories but I refrained for fear it wouldn't live up to that. Sharpened pencils and a tiny order pad make for easy ordering and helps the memory when going up to the cash register but the print is very fine so some squinting necessary.
I was happy to pay the $12 or so for the stewed short ribs that came in a tin pot bubbling with savoury, spicy sauce, huge chunks of potato and pumpkin, tender braised meat and steamed rice. Oh it was soul warming and so delicious.
Bianca had the beef bulgogi which came with rice and a choice of side dishes and she went for the pickles. I sometimes find Korean cuisine just too sweet but my taster of her beef bulgogi convinced me that this was a genuine, authentic sweetness and not the cloying sugaryness that sometimes happens.
The restaurant is light and airy - modern decor and appealingly clean.Service was with a smil and efficient. I think I've found my new favourite lunch spot! Thanks Bianca.