Seoul Express, Adelaide

With Adelaide finally hitting our winter strides it’s time to get some food to warm our bellies. Although Seoul Express is located in the Southern Cross Food Court don’t write it off just yet as it does cheap, tasty Korean food that gives a good feed :)

seoul express

One of my favorites is the soon doo bu zzigae (#4) – a stew that has a sour fermented taste from the kimchi but it also packs a bit of heat in the chilli. Filled with baby seafood where digging around you’ll find pieces of adorable baby size squid, mussels and octopus (kinda like being on a treasure hunt :D) Plopped in the soup are squares of tofu and an egg because everything tastes better with an egg. On a very recent visit the soup had been watered down with the flavours not as strong. It also did not have as much seafood but rather a lot tofu – not sure if it was just an off day I went on as the other times I’ve been, it’s usually quite good.

kimchi jjgae

Soon Doo Bu Zzigae ($11)

Love how their bibimbap is served with a wooden platform and stone pot. I’m shocked how some high end Korean places are charging $20-30 for a bibimbap – for Korean’s it’s like Chinese fried rice. Seoul Express does a nice bibimbap with it’s colorful array of veggies, beef and a delicate egg yolk in the center. Pour as much gochujang in and stir until it’s a delicious mess :D


Dol-Sot Bibimbap ($11)

Dakdori tang is a bowl filled with a generous amount of spicy braised chicken wings.The tender and moist chicken with soft vegetables makes for a filling meal.

dakdori tang

Dakdori Tang ($11)

This is probably one of the better Korean restaurants in Adelaide with such punchy flavours – have been back too many times to count that it is finally time for me to write a review :3 Apologies for the photos as I keep forgetting to bring my DSLR to a food court.


Food: 3/5
Service: 3/5
Atmosphere:  1/5 – you’re in a food court so there’s not much you can do about that :P


Seoul Express


Shop15/ 52 King William St

Adelaide, SA (inside the Southern Cross Food Court)

8 comments for “Seoul Express, Adelaide

  1. June 12, 2015 at 1:36 am

    I love bibimbap – especially when it comes in a clay pot so the bottom bits get crispy!

    • June 13, 2015 at 9:59 pm

      So true – them stone pots are good :D My bf is Korean and his mum makes bibimbap without a stone pot but it’s still as tasty :)

  2. June 15, 2015 at 11:17 am

    That bibimbap and the yolk! Don’t worry too much about the photos, Berny. The food still looks great :)

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

    • June 18, 2015 at 10:52 pm

      Haha thanks for the kind words – all I can do is sigh everytime I look at the photos XD

  3. kladyelf
    June 17, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    I live in Rural Oz, there is no bimbimbap out here *sad face*
    dang now I’m craving Korean food…

    • June 18, 2015 at 10:53 pm

      Damn – unsatisfied craving are the worst :( Maybe next time you are in town you can grab some Korean food – always something to look forward to :D

  4. June 23, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Dol-sot bibimbap looks so colourful :D I want to dive right in.

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