Modern Korean food seems to be the current trend at the moment, with restaurants popping up all over the place. Kim restaurant, is a cosy spot tucked away in Springfield Avenue in Potts Point, and offers contemporary Korean cuisine.
Whilst we are deciding on what to order, we start with 'anju' which is the korean term for salty snack. The sweet potato chips are delicious and so addictive, it's hard to stop picking at it! The chips are cooked with extra virgin sesame oil, and served with Korean grey salt and black fermented garlic pieces.
We start with a serving of seafood pancake with squid and prawns. Kim's version is crisp and packed with ingredients and flavour. I always enjoy a Korean pancake, and Kim's version is fantastic.
Mandoo korean dumplings
These dumplings came compliments of the kitchen, and came in two different flavours. One was cabbage, kimchi, chilli & shallots and the other flavour being pork, tofu and noodles. The dumpling skins were perfectly made - thin and delicate.
Three Korean style vegetables - all very texturally interesting, and a good side dish to have as a refreshing accompaniment.
I really liked how the waitstaff took the time to explain the dishes, and a bit of background about the vegetable, and the emphasis on ingredients and cooking methods which aid wellbeing in Korean cuisine.
Korean fried chicken
Can never go past fried chicken when at a Korean restaurant. These were so addictive, with the spicy and sticky sauce.
These were perfect to help cut through the richness of the fried chicken.
Pork belly, ssamjang, garlic chive kimchi in lettuce wraps
Nine grain rice
Salted roasted seaweed
The nine grain rice sounded intriguing on the menu, and turned out to be a fabulous side dish. I loved the multitude of textures and wrapping the rice in the seaweed.
Fried rice cakes with pork floss
After getting past the original kick of spice, I could not stop eating these. These were crisp on the outside and chewy and dense on the inside.
Busan style doughnuts with black sesame parfait
This was an interesting tea - quite sweet and with rice still in the pot. There was a hint of ginger and it was perfect for warming up in the cold weather.
These were incredible. Almond soy praline with roast soy powder and chilli dark chocolate ganache.
Overall, a very enjoyable meal which ventured outside the standard Korean restaurant fare. A place I'd definitely be keen to re-visit and try out some of the other dishes.