Recently I came by Don’t Tell Mama again and thought I’d do a blog post! The main thing I like about Don’t Tell Mama is that it’s one the larger sized Korean restaurants in the suburbs. I’d usually book just in case but because it can cater a lot of people it’s not usually fully booked. I’ve tried a number of things from the menu and I’d recommend sticking to their ‘Stir-Fried Meal’ section because they’re pretty tasty and it comes with a bowl of rice. I’ve tried items from the menu from each section (except lunch) and I’ve just found the other things to be more disappointing.
Lovers -Sharing Dolsot Bibimbab For 2 // $26
You can choose your choice of meat from pork, prawn, beef, chicken, tofu etc. We chose the prawn and I was pretty disappointed by the bibimbab. It’s quite average and the taste is extremely plain. There’s not much flavour unless you DIY and eat it with other dishes. It’s okay as a ‘side’ but if you did order this as your own main I think you’d feel quite disappointed by the lack of flavour and seasoning. The plus side is that if you are someone who cares a lot about health then I’d recommend getting this dish. Most of the menu items at Don’t Tell Mama are pretty oily except for this one.
Beef Bulgogi // $16
Mild Pork Bulgogi // $16
Not much I can fault between the beef and the pork. They both have sweet soy sauce so it’s really your preference in meat. They’re both really yummy. I’d say the pork was my favourite just because it’s tender and juicy. I also love anything with onion and capsicum so it’s a winner for me. Both of these dishes came with a bowl of rice as well.Korean Fried Chicken (Whole) // $33 (Two flavour option)
You can choose between original, one flavour or two flavours. We ordered the original and soy/garlic. I really like the flavour of the soy and garlic one but it can get quite spicy so it’s a good idea to get two flavours to mix and match between the chicken pieces. The chicken was delicious though – super tender yet crunchy on the outside. The fried chicken also comes with radish and salad which are both great as well. I personally prefer this korean fried chicken over gami chicken (I just haven’t had great experiences at Gami – it’s always been a bit dry).
Overall I’d keep coming back to ‘Don’t Tell Mama’. I have been here a number of times and I do enjoy the food. The price is decent – not cheap nor expensive for what it is. It’s a good place to go with bigger groups because it can cater for it. The service is also quite good – I’ve always been greeted with a friendly face. The only thing is sometimes staff are distracted and it can be difficult getting their immediate attention.