Our newest hang out to get our Korean cuisine fix in Strathfield is at Won Jo Korean Restaurant. Located just a few minutes away from the Strathfield Train Station, it's convenient to stop by the area for some good 'ol authentic Korean BBQ and more.
Once inside the restaurant, we felt that it's parallel to those Korean BBQ restaurants we found in Seoul. A friendly greeting of "Annyeong Haseyo!" by the owners and staff will easily transport you to a different place.
We first dined here with another couple who loves Korean cuisine like we do. The second time around, I organized our group of friends to have dinner here so my Husband and I can share our love for Korean food with them. And Won Jo did not disappoint!
As soon as we sat ourselves on our table, they served us a set of Banchan (refers to their small dishes/side dishes). We love that the Banchan here at Won Jo are refillable. Just ask the servers for more and they will oblige. The nicest thing they did to us was the second time they served us Banchan, they gave us two sets!
My favourite of all the Banchan: Cabbage Kimchi.
There were four of us that initially arrived at the resto so while waiting, we ordered one of their appetizers, the Kimchi Pancake. We loved it. Freshly-cooked and warm. It wasn't too spicy, just right.
There were seven of us that night so we ordered two big plates of the Combination BBQ. A plate consists of different meats: chicken, pork and beef.
Along with the BBQ, they will serve the usual vegetables to go with it.
They staff of Won Jo will help set up the BBQ and even start laying out the meat for you.
The fun part of the BBQ is that you get to enjoy cooking, eating, talking and drinking Soju with friends.
Korean BBQ will not be complete without the Jjigae (Korean Hot Pot). We ordered the Beef and Mushroom Jjigae. The soup was clear and sweet. It came with a lot of vegetables, tofu, rice cakes and soft vermicelli noodles.
Our dinner was well-spent with everyone going home with happy smiles from all the great food and company.
Won Jo Korean Restaurant
#33 The Boulevard
Phone: 02-9746 7041
Open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week