Friday, July 27, 2012

Darac Grill & Bar @ Melbourne CBD

We used to eat a lot of Korean food when we were back in Brisbane, mainly because one of our friends was Korean and we hanged out a lot (yes, that's you Jun, if you are reading this). However since coming down to Melbourne, Korean hasn't really featured much (no apparent reason apart from the lack of influence to dine Korean) and I think I can count the number of Korean meals I had in 6 months with one hand. One item I do particularly miss is the kim chip hot pot that comes with all items unhealthy like spam, canned sausages and sliced cheese. 

So one night I decided I would need to have that hot pot (I believe it's called budae jjigae) and I rounded up my sister as well. We headed to Darac on her recommendation. 

We needed something to start off with and picked a seafood pancake. I can't understand why people are so willing to pay anywhere between up to $15 for what is a flour based pancake with bits and pieces of frozen seafood but that night I did exactly that without knowing why. I guess it's just a form of comfort food that does not have a price to it. 


The hot pot I was talking about, all things artificial and unhealthy. Although not as good as some that I have tasted before, it would still pretty comforting to dig in, to say the least. 

If I needed a theme to tonight's dinner, it would have to be comfort food; hot soup, sticky white korean rice and seafood pancake, now that's a rather good combination to battle a cold winter's night. 

Address and contact details:

Darac Grill & Bar on Urbanspoon

Verdict: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. Decent Korean food in the CBD but most importantly, serves up a budae jjigae. 


Sean said...

oh, i actually enjoy the korean seafood pancakes. they're a guilty pleasure, and i try not to take more than two pieces, but they're tasty! :D

Michelle Chin said...

cheese in a hotpot? is that cheese?!

CUMI & CIKI said...

HUNGER PANGS!! :D am a sucker for cheese :P

eiling lim said...

and i thought the yellow triangles are cheese!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

eiling: it is cheese!

c&c: haha me too, esp in kim chi soup

mchin: yes yes yes!

sean: i know, tell me about it but i think i usually go beyond 2 pcs.