The Glen has opened up a new dining section and my gosh it’s getting filled up by many awesomeness eateries. One of these eateries is Masizzim which serves up dun dun dun…Korean food! I almost missed this place, it’s located upstairs so look up guys. It’s a spacious beautiful venue and when you step in, you’re welcomed like you’re part of the fam. Our waitress Brenda showed us to our table and she was oh so friendly and lovely that you couldn’t help but smile. We ordered a few things (by few we mean a touch too much) and got our bellies ready for ALL ‘EM FOOD!
Like every Korean place we’ve hit up, you always get side dishes and they vary from venue to venue.
First up, cheese egg roll. These were so fluffy and of course the oozy cheese in the middle made it oh so delish. I could eat the whole thing if I had room in my tummy.
Cheese Egg Roll – $10
Fluffy rolled omelette oozing melted mozzarella cheese
The kimchi and cheese pancake came out and my gosh that cheese really caught my eye. Unfortunately, the pancake was overcooked and way too crispy and we couldn’t really taste the kimchi either which was disappointing. The pan fried kimchi dumplings came out and we were also disappointed as they were deep fried. Inside those dumplings though, they were full of kimchi and pork and they were delish. It was a shame that they weren’t pan fried though.
Tomato, cheese and Kimchi Jeon – $10
Pan fried Korean pancake with beef mince and kimchi, topped with melted mozzarella cheese
Pan Fried Kimchi Mandu (6pc) – $8
Pan fried dumplings filled with fermented kimchi and pork
One of the signature dishes at Masizzim is the stew and we opted for the spicy beef stew. I can’t take spice at all and I thought to myself I couldn’t have a Korean stew that wasn’t spicy so we went MEDIUM spicy! You heard right Amigos! It was like we were punched in the face spicy but it was defs worth it. We added glass noodles and cheese on top and holy moly it was frigging TOTES AMAZEBALLS! Spicy, salty, delish, beef falling off the bone, everything was frigging perfect. Definitely a recommended dish.
Spicy Beef Stew – $16.50
Beef stew marinated in Masizzim’s secret sauce with glass noodles and cheese
The braised pork ribs and aged kimchi came out it was good. It was reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal good. Not as spicy as the stew but it did have a slight kick to it.
Braised pork ribs and aged kimchi – $27
We got the spicy pork bibimbap which is basically rice in a hot stone pot with veggies and pork. You mix it up with the sauces that comes with it, adjusting your taste and spiciness to your liking. This needed a lot more flavour but for the value, it wasn’t too bad.
Stir fried Spicy Pork Hot Stone Pot Bibimbap – $13
Bowl of rice topped with veggies and an egg served in a hot bowl topped with spicy stir-fried pork
We ended our night with one of the rice balls because well, you couldn’t leave here without getting one. We got the crabmeat and fish roe and when it came out it was beautifully presented, oh so colourful. Glove up your hands then mix it all together and make little rice balls and enjoy. We loved these and would definitely recommend them. For $9.50 a bowl, it was great value for money.
Crabmeat & Fish Roe Ball – $9.50
With mixed rice, mayonnaise, fried kimchi, seaweed crumbs, chilli and topped with sesame seeds
Masizzim is a great place that just opened up in The Glen and it’s definitely worth hitting up. The rice balls and the stews are frigging to die for and you will not regret it. Masizzim, we will definitely be back for some bingsu seeing as we were way too full to get it this time around.
Disclaimer: I was invited to dine by Grapevine and Masizzim and all opinions expressed are my own.