Melbourne CBD – Can’t quite tell your bibimbap from your bulgogi? If your knowledge of Korean food doesn’t extend much beyond the ubiquitous kimchi, a great place to experience more of this fabulous cuisine is CJ Lunch Bar, located at the northern end of the CBD.
Okay, so you will be seated incredibly close to neighbouring diners, you shall be fetching your own water (and napkins, and cutlery), you will be ordering and paying at the counter But, trust me, this is worth seeking out.
You will quickly learn that the chicken bulgogi with gooey cheese has a cult following as you watch sizzling plate after sizzling plate ascending from the kitchen. The hotpots are a solid choice if you and spicy go together, and you can’t go wrong with the bento boxes with chicken, tofu or dumpling components. An added bonus at CJ is the delightful little side dishes that come with each of the meals, the variety of flavours rounding out a well balanced meal that definitely delivers bang for your buck.
Generous serves, quick, friendly, easy. Guaranteed you’ll leave here just a little bit smug.
View: www.facebook.com/pages/CJ-Lunch-Bar; Visit: Shop 2, 391 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000; Call: +61 3 9602 1155; Wallet: Average.