Darac Grill and Bar, Melbourne

Food, Lifestyle, Melbourne
Prawn Gyoza from Durac Grill and Bar, Melbourne

Good eats in Melbourne are easy to come by, even if you’re not looking to spend a lot. In fact, there are SO many places you can eat for two for less than $50, which is what we love about the city and it’s suburbs because we hate to cut back on good food when we’re on a budget.

So last night when we needed somewhere quick, cheap and easy to eat before heading down to Melbourne Town Hall for The International Comedy Festival we decided to venture back to a little Korean place we’d once stumbled upon just off Elizabeth Street and absolutely loved called Darac Grill and Bar.

The first time we were here I was in the middle of me vego month and this place served us well as there are loads of tofu or vegetable options available. Despite the fact the we’ve eaten Korean a few times now, we’re still not very familiar with the names of dishes but that never puts us off – we just scope out something that sounds delicious (usually all of it!) place our order and then find out what it is when it arrives. That said, we ordered Gyoza, which we know all to well, and James ordered the same as last time we ate here, beef bibimbap – a signature Korean dish that comes served in a super hot bowl with a raw egg yolk in the centre!

a guy eats his bibimbap while at a korean restaurant in melbourne

That soup was one of the hottest things I’ve ever eaten but it was delicious!

My dish was a spicy seafood noodle soup. It was full of squid, prawns, muscles and vegetables and bursting with flavour and it completely blew my head off! James wouldn’t have been able to handle it. Anyway, I loved it and I’d definitely order it again, it will probably be my usual at Darac although I do want to go all out next time and order the traditional Korean barbecue.

We had 3 drinks in total and the whole bill came to just $55 – not too shabby so if you’re looking for a decent Korean restaurant to try around Melbourne I couldn’t recommend this enough.

Take a look at the menu on Zomato here.

a diner eating Korean food at a restaurant in Melbourne

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