Some Melbourne restaurant launches are duplicates of a trend or riding on the back of the latest wave. Then there are the trendsetters. Kong is a Korean and Japanese fusion restaurant in Richmond that is a revelation rather than a replication. Melbourne food identity Chris Lucas has done it again, with head chef Benjamin Cooper working wonders. Kong takes the best of Asian street food and serves it with a twist. Kong is already famous for its Korean flavours but is also acclaimed for one of the best BBQ trays around. The BBQ Meat Tray @ Kong is legendary. Yes we can experience great BBQ cuisine around Melbourne but the fusion of flavours on the Kong BBQ tray puts it up there with the best. The Kong Bossam BBQ tray from the Natural Fire selection featured Pulled Chicken & Pork, Pork Belly & Beef Brisket w Lettuce, Pickles, Kimchi & Walnut Ssamjang. The Walnut Ssamjang was a revelation in itself, delivering a rich, thick walnut crunch to complement the succulent meat. Korean flavours such as the Ssamjang and the Kimchi are brilliant with BBQ meats. They beat a mound of potato, for example.
Kong Bossam BBQ Tray