REVIEW: MY MOM'S YANGPYEONG HAEJANGGOOK, MELBOURNE
My dining experience at My Mom’s Yangpyeong Haejanggook taught me there’s more to Korean fare than just seafood pancakes, bibimbap, bulgogi and swicy Korean chicken. Of course, these are also the dishes that I quite enjoy when dining at a Korean eatery but it’s also nice to mix things up every now and then. The menu here largely focuses on hearty and flavoursome blends of haejangguk, otherwise known as hangover soups - beefy bone broths filled with all the good, clean stuff, and just the thing to chase away a hangover. Or in our case, the winter blues. Especially so with a warming spice presence in our picks of the spicy beef rib haejanggook alongside a serving of pork and kimchi stew. And no Korean meal seems to be complete without a serving of fried chicken, even if it does deviate slightly from the typical swicy or seasoned blends, their yu lin gi dish served as a mountain of crispy battered chicken piled high with chilli. Luckily for me and my lowered threshold for spice, looks were more intimidating and the spice levels were manageable when eating around the chillies.
Spicy beef rib haejanggook, served with steamed rice.
Pork and kimchi stew.
Yu lin gi.
Oreo bing su.
My Mom's Yangpyeong Haejanggook
2/466-468 Little Lonsdale St,
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000.
+61 3 8395 4565