어서 오십시오! Eo-seo-o-ship-shio! Welcome! Invitation to book for lunch or dinner

Yipeeeeeee, the day has come when Crazy Korean gets to invite all our English speaking friends to join our guests for either lunch or dinner.

We now have a new home at Oceans23, a Durban Korean Guesthouse at 23 The Prominade, GlenAshley – right next to the Indian Ocean, the sand dunes and waves are literally meters from our doorstep.

We invite you to book for either lunch (from 12-2pm) or dinner (5:30-9pm) Monday to Saturday. You will be joining our guesthouse patrons for a unique homestyle dining experience. Bookings need to be made in advance, by calling KJ on 079 460 9107 or emailing info@crazykorean.co.za – we require a minimum of four people and advance notice of set menu choice (see below). Please feel free to BYOB, we charge a corkage of R20 per person, a range of soft drinks are available.

What to expect? Koreans generally eat communally, so often dishes will be placed in the centre of the table and shared.  This is why we need a minimum number of people per booking. As this is a guesthouse, please don’t expect a full waitering service, our staff’s English is limited, this is all part of the authentic experience. The cutlery provided are chopsticks and spoons, a limited number of knives and forks are available on request. On completion of the meal, it is customary for the table not be cleared, once you have finished eating. Just sit back and enjoy the conversation, we will clear up after you have left.

We can’t wait to take your booking and introduce you to a wider range of Korean food now that your tastebuds were excited by our market streetfood.

Photos below are thanks to Tamas Szilagyi and his Derivco Supper club.

Kam-sa-ham-ni-da from the Crazy Korean Team

INTRODUCTION TO KOREAN FOOD

SET MENU 1 – MILD

(min 4 people) R200 per person

  • Hae-mul Pa-jeon (해물파전)

Seafood and spring onion pancake. Vegetarian option available.

  • Dol-sot Bi-bim-bap (돌솥 비빔밥)

A mix of rice, beef and vegetables cooked with garlic and sesame oil, topped with an egg yolk and go-chu-jang (Korean chilli paste) served in a hot sizzling stone bowl, this allows the rice to turn golden and crispy on the bottom. Vegetarian option available.

  • Bul-go-gi Jeon-gol (불고기전골)

Marinated and stir fried beef cooked with glass noodles and vegetables.

These dishes are served with three Ban-chan (계절별 반찬) – seasonal side dishes.


SET MENU 2 – SPICY

(min 4 people) R200 per person

  • Hae-mul Pa-jeon (해물파전)

Seafood and spring onion pancake. Vegetarian option available.

  • Dol-sot Bi-bim-bap (돌솥 비빔밥)

A mix of rice, beef and vegetables cooked with garlic and sesame oil, topped with an egg yolk and go-chu-jang (Korean chilli paste) served in a hot sizzling stone bowl, this allows the rice to turn golden and crispy on the bottom. Vegetarian option available.

  • Jae-yuk Bo-kum (제육볶음)

Spicy stir-fried pork with assorted vegetables

These dishes are served with Sam-chae-so (쌈채소) – side dishes  for wrapping. This is lettuce, chilli, garlic and ssamjang sauce(상추, 고추, 마늘, 쌈장)

These dishes are served with three Ban-chan (계절별 반찬) – seasonal side dishes.


SET MENU 3 – MIXED

(min 4 people) R300 per person

  • Bi-bim Guk-su (비빔국수)

Sweet and sour spicy noodle and veg salad

  • Cho-bap (초밥) and Hae-mul Pa-jeon (해물파전)

Beef sushi (seared at the table), egg sushi (with seaweed wrap) and / or raw fish sushi (dependent on availability), plus a mini seafood and spring onion pancake. Vegetarian option available.

  • Dol-sot Bi-bim-bap (돌솥 비빔밥) and Kim-chi Ban-chan (김치)

A mix of rice, beef and vegetables cooked with garlic and sesame oil, topped with an egg yolk and go-chu-jang (Korean chilli paste) served in a hot sizzling stone bowl, this allows the rice to turn golden and crispy on the bottom. Vegetarian option available.

  • Dak Gang-jeong (닭강정) or Tang-su-yuk (탕수육)

Delicious sticky chicken breast pieces, coated with a unique Korean hot pepper paste – this is a Crazy Korean market special or a Korean-Chinese sweet and sour pork dish.

  • Bul-go-gi Jeon-gol (불고기전골) or So- gal-bi (소갈비) or Tak-gal-bi (갈비)

Marinated and stir fried beef cooked with glass noodles and vegetables

or

Special-cut beef short rib marinated in galbi sauce and grilled until caramelized.

or

Sweetly marinated deboned chicken thigh – this is a Crazy Korean market special

The last 2 gal-bi dishes are eaten by making lettuce parcels to be eaten in one bite. Tear the lettuce leaf in half or so that it is about the size of your palm. Place the leaf in one hand, then using your other hand, put one piece of meat on top of the lettuce. Then layer on some garlic, chilli (if you like it spicy)and ssamjang sauce. Lastly, wrap the leaf into a little ball, and pop it in your mouth.

  • Mixed fruit (과일) 

SET MENU 4 – JAPANESE SASHIMI MEAL

(min 4 people) R300 per person

  • Bi-bim Guk-su (비빔국수)

Sweet and sour spicy noodle and veg salad

  • Cho-bap (초밥)

A selection of raw fish sushi (dependent on availability)

  • Hue-mu-chim (회무침)

Spicy sashimi salad

  • Sae-u ya-chae-mo-dum twegum (새우 야채 모듬 튀김)

Prawn and Vegetable tempura, Crispy battered vegetables or Japanese tempura, with soya sauce. (Depends on availability of vegetables)

  • Mo-dum-Hae (모듬회)

Mixed platter of Sashimi

  • Mae-Un-Tang (매운탕)

Spicy fish stew made with go-chu-jang, go-chu-ka-ru and various vegetables, served with bowl of short grain rice.

  • Mixed fruit (과일)

 

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