Oriental Spoon 2 is one of the longstanding Korean restaurants in Melbourne with consistent food over these years. Specialising in staple and hearty Korean foods which can be casually enjoyed everyday. Oriental Spoon 2 is the second shop of the Oriental Spoon sister company in La Trobe St and it introduced the Korean BBQ dining on the second floor. With more than 80 seats available in the restaurant, Oriental Spoon 2 is easily become the options to dine in with a big group.
Our visit this time is to experience their Korean BBQ! Our eyes just laid on their Premium Beef set ($95 for 2-3 people)! Who can resist all the wagyu goodness right?
This set consists of:
- WAGYU SCOTCH FILLET MB 5+ 와규 등심 120 gram
- HIGH MARBLED WAGYU BEEF MB 6+ 와규 꽃살 120 gram
- WAGYU THIN SKIRT MB 6+ 와규 안창살 120 gram
- OX TONGUE(GRAIN FED) 우설 100 gram
For the Table: Pork Kimchi Soup 김치찌개; Corn Cheese 콘치즈; Lettuce (Ssam) 쌈; Cabbage with Dipping Sauce 양배추; Pickled Onion 양파절임;
We started off with the 3 type of Side dishes (Kimchi, Bean Sprout & Daily Special) 3찬. Then they started to serve all the other foods while preparing the charcoal for the BBQ on the table.
We also ordered one Chicken and Salad for something extra! If you are an Oriental Spoon regular, you will notice that this is the only thing that you will not get in Oriental Spoon 1. Love the light soy dressing with a hint of spiciness on top of crispy fried chicken and salad. Something light to add if you want to enjoy this set with 4 instead of 2-3 people.
WAGYU SCOTCH FILLET MB 5+ loved this one! We truly started with a bang. Soft succulent taste, tender textures and juicy. Truly enjoyed this one. Just a dip to the salt and sesame oil enough to elevate the goodness of the fillet.
HIGH MARBLED WAGYU BEEF MB 6+ you gotta look at those marbles! So tender and mouth-watering and melts in your mouth. The taste is so rich.
WAGYU THIN SKIRT MB 6+ compared to the two proceeding cuts, this thin type is thinner and smaller in size per bite. Easy to chew and not hard at all although cut thinly.
OX TONGUE (GRAIN FED) is a delicacy that not everyone familiar which we truly enjoy. The chewy and thin cut protein just so tasty and really great to be enjoyed especially with rice in BBQ! They served it with Korean onion on top truly nice and give you a fresh taste combined with tasty beef!
Everything was so yummy! In overall, you may expect to spend 1-1.5 hours to enjoy the whole set, well depend on your eating speed. But this one is definitely something you can truly enjoy together with your friends and special someone. Hearty foods, great drinks (they have alcohol too!) and great Wagyu beef in the middle of the city! No wonder they are still busy even during weekdays when we visit. Definitely will come back for more wagyu 🙂
Note: We’d like to say thank you to Oriental Spoon 2’s team for having us.
Disclaimer: Honest opinions expressed here are purely on our own and are based on our experience at that time
Yay: Chicken and Salad, Corn Cheese, Premium Beef set
Location: 291 Elizabeth Street, CBD, Melbourne, VIC
Phone: 03 8658 3428