Experiences - Australia

Get Creative With Kimchi

As Korea celebrates its favourite side dish at the Gwangju Kimchi Festival, we reveal 10 Kimchi restaurants and cafes in Australia that get creative with kimchi.

Chick-in, Melbourne

Kimchi fries – two words that make our hearts sing! The signature dish at Chick-In in the Melbourne is a heaping mound of chips, with braised chicken, cheese, sour cream and, of course, kimchi. It’s a dirty, delicious mix, best shared with friends.

Kong, Melbourne

From the team behind Chin Chin, this lively restaurant in Richmond dishes out fried rice studded with kimchi, beef brisket and egg, or zippy zucchini kimchi served with smoky barbecue chicken.

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Roastville Coffee, Sydney

Not for the faint-hearted, this Marrickville café pairs crunchy fried chicken with kimchi-laced waffles, dressed with kewpie mayonnaise, Sriracha chilli sauce and a flurry of parmesan cheese.

get creative with kimchi in Australian Restaurants

Image Courtesy: Roastville cafe page on Zomato, Australia

Ms Gs, Sydney

How does crispy pork hock, apple kimchi, and fresh hebrs wrapped in lettuce leaves sound? Yep, we thought so. Ms Gs in Potts Points nails the mod-Korean brief with this contemporary take on the classic bossam. We like.

Kim Restaurant, Sydney

The cheeky team at Kim in Potts Point produce what they call “white-boy-made” kimchi, served along chargrilled chicken or stuffed into plump mandoo dumplings with chilli and shallots. Cheeky, yes. Tasty, for sure.

Mamasan, Gold Coast

At this Broadbeach newcomer, tuck into brussels sprouts and green beans stir-fried with spicy kimchi. And be sure to order a serve of the signature Mamsan KFC (Korean Fried Chicken), slathered in a sweet-and-spicy sauce.

Gauge, Brisbane

On Grey Street in South Brisbane, stylish café Gauge serves up a hangover-busting breakfast of cured pork cheek, soft egg, cofit heirloom tomatoes and cucumber kimchi, which they ferment themselves.

Stillwater, Launceston

At this fine-dining Tasmanian restaurant overlooking the Tamar River, chef Craig Will offers a refined take on kimchi in an elegant starter of torched kingfish with charred onion and a piquant kimchi mayo.

Mix, Perth

Inspired by the food trucks of Los Angeles, this fusion restaurant in Perth presents a Mexican-Korean mashup, where tacos, burritos and rice bowls are pepped up with kimchi and fiery gochujang chilli paste.

Bread & Bone, Adelaide

This trendy Adelaide eatery takes a chunky bratwurst sausage and loads it up with kimchi and creamy Kewpie mayonnaise for a mod-Asian take on the German hotdog. Wash it down with a craft beer or funky natural wine.

Feeling inspired to shake up your cooking at home? Find tempting Korean recipes and dishes using kimchi on Asian Inspirations.

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