Dong De Moon (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)
Korean restaurants most of the times is synonymous to table top indoor barbecue where you will be offered with all sorts of raw meats and it’s all up to you to cook your own meals by grilling them in front of your dining table. It is very seldom to see Korean restaurants that offer a different kind of dish like this restaurant that we recently tried in Auckland CBD’s High Street.
Their approach is quite different instead of the usual barbecue and banchan they serve meals like Bibimbap, Buldak and Naengmyeon to name some. It’s quite affordable as well where the mains will cost you somewhere around $13 to $20 on an average. A lot of the dishes are spicy so if you love them hot then this is the place for you.
We discovered this when we were having a walk in the city, it’s just near the big parking lot in High Street. The place is quite cosy where your table is enclosed in some sort of cubicle so you have your privacy when dining in. There are lots of options but not too much that it’s so confusing. The only odd thing is that there are some random Japanese dishes that you can order as well like the Sashimi don.
Most of the lunch meals will come with a side salad, miso soup and rice.
We tried three different items when we dined in there, first was the bibimbap. The photo below don’t show how huge the bowl was so now I am telling you it was large! It was served together with a bibimbap sauce on the side.
Next order was this marinated beef with vegetables, this was the best dish from what we ordered. Its savoury, sweet and spicy, it was seasoned really well.
Then we also had this spicy beef and vegetable stew, it was also good and really spicy. If you had tried Nongshim noodles this is spicier than that so be warned. I had a hard time finishing this because it was so hot but it’s so addictive I can’t stop slurping the soup.
Overall the experience was good, serving size was perfect and the service was great. So next time you are in CBD and looking for an affordable Korean restaurant that won’t make you smell like a barbecue after eating then try this one out.
Dong De Moon
Address: 42D High Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland
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