Another day, another Korean restaurant. I think I need to branch out a little more, but for now, here's a recap of an awesome visit to the new-ish Darac Grill & Bar. Seeing as the menu is peppered with Japanese dishes, it's not quite a 'true' Korean restaurant, but I'm not that fussy (plus I generally like Japanese food more). Located on a section of A'Beckett street that I wasn't even aware had restaurants, upon settling into the cosy little restaurant, I mentally chided myself for not finding out about this charming place earlier.
They have a good selection of food and our very friendly waiter was quite helpful in advising us, even though we eventually decided on a few dishes to share. For our entree - Takoyaki Salad.
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I can't say that I tasted much octopus, or that the dish was as burning hot as I've come to expect but it was sufficiently takoyaki-ish and tasty that I didn't really care, especially as I was ordering a Japanese dish from a Korean restaurant. We knew things were going to get better when the waitress brought out a portable gas stove. After a few minutes, she came back with a bowl filled to the brim with soup and various meats, vegetables, beans, rice noodles, pasta and cheese.
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Waiting for the massive pot of food to cook was tormenting, but the end product was worth the wait.
|Mixed Stew (Ready to Eat!)|
Darac is definitely a little gem hidden away in the new Little Korea section of the city. Well worth a visit for the food (and the friendly service).
Darac Grill & Bar
51 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne
Lunch: Mon-Fri, Dinner: Mon-Sat 6pm-late