Mr D and I haven’t been around in the CBD in a while and we needed to refuel before we hit the town for some drinkies. Walking down Swanston street, we eyed Chop Shop and of course Mr D is all for Korean and this place promised Modern KBBQ. We skipped inside and since it was only 5:30PM on a Saturday night (yep, we eat at elderly people time) there weren’t a lot of customers around. We snagged a table at the far corner and BAM, drinkies were in order! I had a lychee cider and it came out in such a cutie patootie cup! ARGH! Look how cute!!
Mr D is a rice kind-a-guy and got the beef bulgogi rice which comes with a poached egg and kimchi. This was quite lovely. Poached egg was cooked egg-cellent and the yolk just oozed straight out and the yolk porn was on point. The beef was cooked perfectly, not too done and the flavour, my gosh the flavour was AWESOME! Mr D smashed his dish and loved every bit of it.
Beef Bulgogi Rice – $13
Stir-fry beef, mixed salad, poached egg, kimchi on rice
I had my first taste of cold noodles at Mrs Creative’s place and my eyes lit up when I saw an option here. I got the spicy noodles because, well, it was a cold night. Boy, it was super spicy! The poached egg was perfect! The grilled beef was full of flavour and was so tender. Loved it! The only thing to note is that the noodle dish was a touch on the bland side and needed more seasoning, perhaps salt and sesame and it would be perfect.
Spicy Cold Noodles with Grilled Beef – $15
Buckwheat noodles, korean chili sauce, pickled cucumber, radish, boiled egg
We enjoyed eating at Chop Shop. The staff were attentive and friendly, the food was pretty good and we will check out their BBQ sets next time since that’s what the eatery prides themselves on. Chop Shop, you haven’t gotten the chop yet and we will definitely be back.