just another girl touring around looking for delicious food!
Published June 17th 2012
A few streets away from Eastwood station and about five minutes away from free parking is the Korean restaurant Poong Nab Dong. It has a great variety of hotpots to choose from with a few main dishes and many entrees.
The restaurant environment was really clean and orderly. In addition, there were only a few tables at around 6pm making it a nice enjoyable meal with little disturbance. The service was nice and friendly as well.
Seeing as the weather has been rather cold recently, I decided to try the Soybean Paste Hot Pot.
This was a veggie hotpot mainly consisting of tofu and mushrooms with crab as a base for sweetness. The soup was really warm and delicious and wasn't spicy at all. But if you're looking for a soup with meat to fill you up, then it would be best to choose another. The soup is the main star of this hotpot and definitely not a disappointing one.
This was really tasty and not extremely chewy at all. However, it was really spicy so if you can usually only take a little bit of spiciness like me, it wouldn't be the best choice. It did have a few tiny pieces of cucumber to give it some freshness from the chilliness though.
From left to right, he kimchi was perfect for me since it wasn't too spicy but it still retained a good balance of spiciness, thus still retaining it's strong flavour. The thin shreds of radish were really crunchy and sour with a tiny tinge of sweetness.
From left to right, the dish that looks like ice cream was mashed potato with tiny pieces of carrot. This was my favourite, it was really soft and not extremely sweet. The rice cakes next to it didn't have much taste but the texture was nice and interesting. Then, there was broccoli with chilli sauce and chilli crunchy radish.
The last two dishes consisted of a sour soup which I really didn't like because it was extremely sour and the other was an extremely sweet fried potato dish. This may sound weird and taste weird at first but it becomes quite addictive and delicious after two. I had seconds of these.
Poong Nab Dong Korean BBQ was not a good restaurant, which they suppose gave 8 to 10 side dish when you ordered food, but today they only gave me 4 side dish because I only order 2 cold noodle, and they said it's Korea rule that if you order cold noodle, there will have less side dish. But this Korea rule was never mentioned on their menue. I think it's kind of cheating, which it's treat unfair to customer who order less food. I will never go back again. ;(