Wooga, North Melbourne

Wooga Korean Restaurant
270 Victoria St
North Melbourne, 3003
(03) 9328 1221
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One of Mister’s close friend was in town just this Easter passing. He has been away for a year travelling around the world and currently settled in London and working. It has been tough for him and I can imagine the change in lifestyle has also changed him. I was always this weird anticipation before catching up with friends that I have not met for awhile. Will we still be able to just pick up from where we left off? Do you ever have this feeling?

Anyway, the day we caught up was the day that Mister and I spent the day with #ramenhunters. After a day of eating, it was unthinkable that we could consume anymore food. We settled for Korean BBQ. I could at least choose to nibble on pieces of meat and not feel self conscious. We thought we tried the Wooga which is next to Hallah as suggested by @cloudcontrol.

Wooga

Wooga

I think that Korean BBQ is one of the more sociable and interactive meals to have with friends. The vibe is usually very casual and full of chatter. There are no courses to worry about. It is all about the meat, hot pot and soju!

We ordered the combo set B ($65) and serves 4 – 5 persons. It came with beef ribs, top side marinated with salt & pepper, brisket, scotch fillet and a kimchi and pork spicy soup. To be perfectly honest, I could hardly tell the difference. They all almost tasted the same but then again, I was not paying attention. I was busy chatting and catching up. The beef quality was average but at this affordable price, I think it is reasonable.

Beef rib on grill

Beef rib on grill

It is hard to go wrong with the kimchi and pork spicy hotpot. Even after a day of ramen, I was going back for seconds and thirds! I had that fuzzy warm feeling after every spoonful of delicious pork induced sweet and spicy pork. I was sure that everyone on the table agreed with me. It was not the best but good enough for me . I will be making this at home this winter. Must remind myself to get half a dozen of soju ;)

kimchi and pork spicy soup

kimchi and pork spicy soup

The service here is pretty good. Much better than Hallah or Hwaro. They are much more attentive. The condiments are free flow and the chilli sauce is topped up automatically without asking. It is probably not the best quality of food but for a fun and cheap night out, this is the place to go.

Just a little food for thought:

I often come up with diferent theories base on personal experience why we tend to change after travelling or being away from home. Travelling is a great way to ‘open’ up our eyes and mind. It breaks the routine in our lives and makes us wonder what else is beyond the comfort of our backyard. Moving countries on the other hand is a big decision with many unanswered questions. Having to start over is a long process. Getting used to a new place, friends and culture is an adventure itself. I will encourage everyone to travel. See the world. And try not to worry about getting lost. Being lost is the part of discovery and learnings.

Being lost is the new black.

Why do you think that people usually change after being away from home?

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