Located close to the Leigh Street branch of Ajisen Ramen, May Q Korean Restaurant & Bar is a good place to enjoy delicious Korean cuisine. May Q is operated by the same family that runs Mum's Kimbab in Market Plaza Food Court and Mukbang Korean Cuisine & Bar at Field Street. Many of their dishes are along the lines of those found in a Korean bar, dishes to be shared with friends over a few drinks.
The rice cakes in May Q's Tteobboki have a slightly softer texture than the ones we enjoyed at Mr Bulgogi. The cabbage and fish cakes complemented the rice cakes nicely and the sauce had a good amount of spiciness to them. Accompanying the dish was fried dumplings and seaweed rolls which were served separately from the Tteobboki to ensure their crispiness was not marred.
Tteobboki (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
We liked that the flesh of their Korean Fried Chicken was succulent and set off nicely by the crisp coating. For the flavours, we chose a half-and-half mixture of Hot Chilli and Soy Glazed. The Hot Chilli sauce had a delectable spicy punch and the Soy Glazed had a wonderful sweet-savoury flavour. Aside from chips and fried rice cakes, the dish also came with pickled radish whose sharp flavour partnered well with the chicken.
Korean Fried Chicken (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The portion size of their Seafood Pancake was quite generous, with enough seafood to give the pancake a meaty texture. It was also fried enough to provide a crisp exterior that contrasted well with the filling. For those that want to add an extra element of flavour, you can dip it in the soy sauce provided.
Coming in a serve of six, the filling of their Sweet Chilli Dumplings was cooked just right and the skin of the dumplings was not too tough. As its name suggests, the dumplings were tossed in a sweet chilli sauce to provide just a bit of spiciness. A small salad on the side added an element of freshness.
Sweet Chilli Dumplings (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
If you choose to visit the restaurant during lunchtime, you can enjoy lunch specials such as a main dish with steamed rice, fried dumplings and mashed potatoes for only $15. Students can also enjoy a 10% discount off some of their lunch dishes if they present their student ID when dining there.