Newtown is known for it's great Thai restaurants and trendy cafes but not for it's Korean food. There is only a couple of Korean restaurants here. Most are in town or Eastwood.
Why Korean? My hubby tried a "bibimpap" last year in the city and has been transformed forever! He cant remember the name of the place only where it is. So I have to wait for him to take me there!
We arrived at Paju BBQ right on 12pm which is opening time. They had a great lunch specials menu with mains at $8.90. Plus you get some free sides with your order. Nothing like a freebee.
The egg served on top is raw but don't let that put you off. You just have to stir in in then it cooks itself! As yoy can see in the second photo, I added a heap of chilli sambal (chilli sauce) to mine...for a kick start and because wherever there is chilli in a side bowl, then it's not long for it to me to smother my food with it.
Unfortunately....even after stirring in the chilli, the whole taste somehow seemed a little bland. My hubby seemed to agree with me. I didnt want to think I was being particular because it was a hot day. But no, there wasnt much to it at all. Worse still , the amount of beef on the top was about 2 teaspoons at most. Is this because it's a lunch special???
Its not often that I write an unfavourable review but maybe they were having a bad day. Still I dont think I'll be rushing back here too soon. Make up your own mind if you decide to try it!