I heart heart heart heart Goshen. Authentic hot and spicy Korean food, lovely presentation, a calming interior of dark wood and delicate stencils on green-tea walls and super-friendly smiley staff. It’s easily my favourite cheap eat in Melbourne and the sole (Seoul – guffaw) reason I want to visit Korea.
I could just leave the review there, but I guess I should at least describe the dishes that Kimberley and I ordered. Two of my favourites: a pottery bowl of chewy sweet potato noodles with sliced beef and vegetables and a bibimbap (mixed rice in a hot stone bowl) topped with a colourful array of vegetables and lightly fried tofu and a whole lotta chilli paste to kickstart your metabolism ($18.50). Just goes to show that Korean food isn’t all about kimchi.
For dessert, Goshen’s famously creamy black sesame icecream (even better than the version at Wabi Sabi Salon) topped with a sort of honey sesame/puffed rice brittle which reminded us of the Chinese sweets of our childhood ($6). The waitress said that you can’t get that dish anywhere else in Melbourne, which is just one of many reasons to go to hot hot HOT Goshen.
- Goshen, 189 Smith St, Fitzroy +61 3 9419 6750