Korean restaurant Seouljaboy is tucked away at the Parliament end of Bourke Street. Situated in a nondescript-looking building from the outside, you would be forgiven for walking straight past — but don’t. The restaurant has an industrial/factory style with cool, comfy booths.
The Plus Ones were invited to experience some new items and some old classics at Seouljaboy’s Korean restaurant and we were not disappointed.
To start with we were offered cocktails from their ‘Greatest Hits’ menu. I tried the Ghetto Espresso — like an Espresso Martini but made with soju (a Korean rice wine), it was smooth and delicious. Seouljaboy also serve St Ali coffee.
The food then starting coming and coming and coming! To start we had tuna tataki, seared tuna with soy-mayo, white kimchi & fish roe dressed in truffle oil and kingfish ceviche with a soy-yuzu dressing and wasabi mayo. It was heard to pick a favourite — both melted in the mouth. The winner for me was the Kingfish — the wasabi hit at the end really make it something special.
Next was the Kimbap Taco — poached salmon in a clever rice cracker taco. Grilled mixed skewers of chicken skin, scallops, rice cakes, and cherry tomatoes were accompanied with kimchi fries (sweet potato with kimchi and cheese), which were delicious.
The next highlight was the baby back ribs, twice cooked with a sticky sweet sauce, perfectly cooked and soft, melting off the bone, we went back for seconds. Eggplant chips, Tempura Tofu, Sakura Salmon and Kimchi Chicken Bar ended the afternoon on a high note.
If you are in the CBD and looking for a tasty meal I highly recommend Seouljaboy. Go with an empty stomach and try the ‘feed me’ menu for sure!
9/108 Bourke St.
Melbourne VIC 3000