I'll let you in on a little secret. Since starting this foodie adventure, I've can say for certain that this blog is part of the reason for the extra padding around my mid section... and my thighs, arms, buttocks etc. The need to regularly post resulted in little baking experiments in the kitchen or a sneaky visit to a good eating joint. The other part I lay blame to my increasing waistline, is the BOY. Yes, I've accumulated a good portion of happy fat whilst being in a committed and loving relationship. For some reason, eating out is the ONLY thing that we seem to do. So that's my
lame valid excuse for being MIA in 2012.
So now, on to bigger and better things!
I love trying new eateries and when I saw La Grilla open up in Canley Vale, I immediately mentally added it to my "To Try" list. I finally got the chance when a friend wanted to catch up somewhere local.
I wasn't sure what to expect as it mentioned Korean BBQ, but I couldn't the hot plates on the tables or the buffet of raw meats. The promotional banner said Seoul Bulgogi BBQ was $35 for 2. That's pretty flipping decent in my books! So we decided to order that. The perfect thing is that is came with heaps of sides all included!
The all important Kimchi
Kimbab - Like sushi, but Korean version
Foregound: Ricotta salad - This was DELICIOUS! The ricotta is sweetish with almond flakes, lettuce, tomatoes and (what looked like) dried cranberries. Seriously good salad.
Background: Deep fried glass noodles assort fillings.
I was highly impressed at the side dishes, and couldn't wait to dig into the Bulgogi beef. It finally came out! It amazed me at how much food there actually was - I loved that there was heaps of veges and dumplings as well. Such good variety at such a good price! In the broth there is glass noodles as well, and then a bowl of rice is also given to you. I'm so glad La Grilla has opened up so close to home! I know already this will be a regular place for me in the future!
Will definitely need to try more on this menu!