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Poong Nab Dong Korean Restaurant

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by LilsxD (subscribe)
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.

soybean paste hotpot
Soybean Paste Hotpot

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.

stir fried spicy baby octopus
Stir Fried Spicy Baby Octopus

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.

side dishes
Ten Side Dishes

A really exciting thing to look forward to here is the ten side dishes that are presented along with the food.

kimchi, crunchy radish
Kimchi & Radish

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.

tofu strips, bean sprouts
Tofu Strips & Bean Sprouts

The tofu strips were good and soft with texture and the bean sprouts were nice and crunchy. Both were good snacks to snack on while waiting for the hotpot.

Mashed potato, rice cakes, brocolli & radish

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.
Sour Soup, Fried Potato

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.

The table was rather spacious and so there wasn't much trouble fitting a hotpot, a main and the ten side dishes along with our utensils.

If you still have the stomach for it, Meet Fresh is less than two minutes down from here and ready to provide wonderful cold and hot Taiwanese desserts.
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Why? Great variety of side dishes and hotpot
When: Lunch & dinner
Phone: 9929 2894
Website: N/A
Where: 205 Rowe St, Eastwood
Cost: $15 and over
Your Comment
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. ;(
by ghjk (score: 0|2) 2743 days ago
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