Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Rue & Co - Kong BBQ

Rue & Co have brought to our CBD 3 pop up restaurants to add to Melbourne's growing street food culture.
Today I tried Kong BBQ, an Asian bbq pop up located on Collins Street. Although bbq is written in Japanese on their sign, the place focuses on Korean inspired flavours. Their menu includes fried chicken, bo ssam (lettuce wraps), steamed buns, soups, salads and sandwiches.
All the meat is cooked very well. My wings were moist and covered in a rich Gochujang glaze and our pork belly had a crispy crackling. I found their kimchi was saltier than most though. 
If you're not feeling Asian food, next door to Kong BBQ is Jimmy Grants (George Columbaris' souvlaki joint) and St Ali's church of secular coffee (they play some pretty awesome music too). 
They'll only be around for 6 months but I really love that Melbourne is trying to build a street food scene. It's definitely one of the things that our city is lacking. I think everyone should experience the joy of snacking on freshly grilled meats whilst sitting outdoors on a cold winter's day. 

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