Changgo is probably one of the more popular Korean BBQ places in Melbourne – i’ve heard many good reviews about their 8 flavoured pork belly from various friends, and it’s also one of the highest rated Korean restaurants on Urbanspoon. Tbh i was pretty sure that i would love this place even before coming; i am such a Korean food fanatic and i loooove samgyubsal (pork belly)!
The $58 set came with their signature 8 flavoured pork belly set, 2 bowls of rice and a seafood stew. It serves 2-3 people which (i feel) divided either way is still pretty affordable for Korean BBQ. There were 4 of us so of course we had to order add-ons!
Makgeolli (Korean rice wine) to share; i personally prefer this to soju because i find it easier to drink
Kimchi pancake – it was hot, oily and crispy, which is how i like it!
Seafood stew which came with the set. It looked really spicy but fortunately wasn’t, and it went well with white rice.
The star dish! 8 flavoured pork belly set – wine, original, ginseng, garlic, herb, curry, miso and hot.
I liked them all but my favourites were the garlic and hot. YUM.
Waiting for the meat to be cooked… impatiently
We also ordered the ox tongue which i somehow forgot to take a picture of.
The bill came up to slightly over $100 and i think we paid about $27 each, which was really worth it!
It’s advisable to come early if you don’t want to queue though – we arrived before 6 on a weekday night so we didn’t have to queue (thankfully), and there were people waiting for seats outside when we left.
Note that Changgo only offers pork and beef meats for BBQ so there’s no chicken/seafood/other meats. Pork belly lovers, PLEASE do yourself a favour and come; you won’t regret it!