| NaruOne Korean Restaurant |

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| Opening Hours |
Tuesday to Saturday 11.oo am ~ 3.oo am
Sunday to Monday 11.oo am ~ 10.oo pm
| Location | NaruOne Korean Restaurant – 375 Pitt Street, Sydney
| Price | $20 ~ $30pp

As the weather gets colder this winter, our tummies are CRAVING for hot and spicy foods to keep us warm and NaruOne is just what we need.

Located in Koreatown on Pitt Street, NaruOne is unlike other restaurants as it has a unique basement-level entrance (behind the signs and photos of their menu) where you’ll need to head downstairs.

Billboard Sign | NaruOne Korean Restaurant |

Entrance 1 | NaruOne Korean Restaurant |

Entrance 2 | NaruOne Korean Restaurant |

As soon as you walk in, you can start hearing the chatter making it a good lively restaurant from the first impression. We’ve been here a few times now and the one thing that keeps us coming back again and again, is – Yes! You guessed it! The famous fried chicken! They even subliminally advertise it on the wall so that you can order it ! 

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Environment | NaruOne Korean Restaurant |

But here’s a look at the menu first – NaruOne also has a good range of Mains, “Naruwon Special”, Hot Pot, Side Dishes and NARU Chickens to choose from. They also have a chilli indicator next to each dish so that you can choose how spicy you’d like your food.

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Menu | NaruOne Korean Restaurant |

Menu 2 | NaruOne Korean Restaurant |

Food!!!

The NaruOne staff were friendly, helpful and efficient with food as the food was serve nice and hot. We didn’t have to wait long for our food to come because as soon as you place your order, the side dishes (BanChan) starts coming your way with (L-R) KimChi, bean sprouts and fishcake.

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Food #1 – NARU Chickens (Half & Half)

Boneless Fried Chicken Gangjung and
Boneless Fried Chicken Gangjung with Sweet & Spicy Sauce
(with Pickled Radish, Carrot, Cucumber)

If you’re going for the NARU chickens, NaruOne gives people the choice of different flavours and styles.

  1. Choose your style – Boneless chicken vs Drumsticks
    Once you have decided on the style of chicken then you can choose the flavour you want (You can only pick either boneless or drumsticks – not a mixture of both on the same plate)
  2. Choose your flavour – Original vs Sweet and Spicy Sauce

Boneless chicken are good for those who are lazy like us and doesn’t like chewing on the bones but it’s always fun to get your hands dirty holding the drumsticks and munching your way down those fried chicken 🙂

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NARU Chickens (Half & Half) Boneless Fried Chicken Gangjung and Boneless Fried Chicken Gangjung with Sweet & Spicy Sauce with Pickled Radish, Carrot and Cucumber | $35.oo | NaruOne Korean Restaurant |

As you bite into the Boneless Fried Chicken, you can hear the crunch and feel the crispness of the fried chicken. On the inside, the meat was not dry at all, these NARU Chickens were juicy and very tender.

The Fried Chicken with Sweet & Spicy Sauce had a bit more taste and flavour to it. The sauce was sweet and slightly chilli and is blended in with each bite of the chicken. There was also a little bit of stickiness (probably from the sweet honey coating) which definitely got our taste buds going.

NaruOne also gave us a side dish of Pickled Radish, Carrot and Cucumber which was very good for keeping our mouth refreshed – making us want to eat more 😛 The Pickled veggies not only tasted good with the Fried Chicken but also tastes great with other greasy food as well 🙂

NARU Chickens (Half & Half) Boneless Fried Chicken Gangjung and Boneless Fried Chicken Gangjung with Sweet & Spicy Sauce with Pickled Radish, Carrot and Cucumber | $35.oo | NaruOne Korean Restaurant |


Food #2 – HOTPOT – Seafood Soft Tofu Stew

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43. Seafood Soft Tofu Stew – Small | $38.oo | NaruOne Korean Restaurant |

To warm our hearts up this winter, we also wanted a Korean hotpot.

At NaruOne, you first have to choose which hotpot you want from their menu, you then have three sizes to choose from – small, medium and large. To serve 2-3 people, we decided that ordering for a small hotpot was enough, after all – fried chicken was the highlight xD !

For us, we love our hotpot especially chilli ones with a large variety of vegetables and meat / seafood, so we ordered “Seafood Soft Tofu Stew”. One thing we also love with hotpot is that the longer you leave the veggies, the more flavour it absorbs in the chilli soup which gives it a stronger flavour. 

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43. Seafood Soft Tofu Stew – Small | $38.oo| NaruOne Korean Restaurant |

How WE eat OUR Korean Hotpots (This method may differ from the traditional method)

1. Place rice into small bowl 

2. Get a few spoonfuls of chilli soup from the hotpot and mix into small bowl so that the rice absorbs the flavour

3. Select cooked veggies from hotpot and place into small bowls

4. Repeat Steps 1-3 as necessary 

If you’re not a big fan of rice or if you just want to share the hotpot and mix everything inside the big pot, you can probably just eat straight out from there like the picture below (Careful: Contents may be extremely hot!)

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43. Seafood Soft Tofu Stew – Small | $38.oo| NaruOne Korean Restaurant |

Food #3 – SIDE DISHES – Potato Noodles with sauteed vegetables and beef

The third dish we ordered was the Potato Noodles (otherwise known as JapChae). On NaruOne’s menu, there’s a choice of either beef ($12) or seafood ($15) depending on your liking. We ordered the traditional JapChae with beef as we already have other foods as mains. 

The Japchae portion size is decent as it is meant to accompany our main dish which was good. However if they included more sauteed vegetables for this dish and made it slightly less soggy then it might have been even better. 

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Potato Noodles with sauteed vegetables and beef | $12.oo | NaruOne Korean Restaurant |

OVERALL we would go back to NaruOne again – as we have in the past and perhaps try other dishes too !

(+) Opens until 3am on Tuesdays to Saturdays – Perfect for when you need to sober up or to satisfy your fried chicken cravings mmm mmm 🙂

(-) slightly pricey

Ratings

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Drumroll………. Overall rating 7.5 / 10 🙂

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Hurricane’s Express, Chatswood

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|Date| Friday 06.06.14
|Time| 19.3o ~ 20.30
|Location| Shop 377-378 Westfield, 1 Anderson Street Chatswood
|Price| $20 ~ $30 pp

The second of the three newest dining in Westfield Chatswood – Hurricane’s Express is a hands-down crowd pleaser. Located on Anderson Street right next to the Hoyts entrance, you can smell the ribs while waiting at the traffic lights.

Restaurant Exterior | Hurricane’s Express |

Hurricane’s Express is unlike the one in the city where you have to queue up for a long time because , as the name suggest, it is EXPRESS and that’s what I love about it – you don’t need to wait too long for, well, anything!

This self serve restaurant’s concept is simple.

“You just take a menu, order at the bar, and we just take it to you.”

Menu | Hurricane’s Express |

Menu | Hurricane’s Express |

The Bar | Hurricane’s Express |

As this restaurant focused on speed / turnaround time for the food to come out, the customers will need to take napkins, cutlery, table water, cups, sauce, etc to their table. Hurricane’s Express also had hand sanitiser and a washing basin for hygiene too, a plus for us I reckon 🙂

We did exactly as we’re told and within 10 minutes (7 to be precise), we already received our order.

Table Tracker and Cutlery | Hurricane’s Express |

Food !!!

RIBS

Hurricane’s Ribs, basted in the famous Original Hurricane’s basting, until caramelised.

Food #1 – 1/2 Rack of Lamb Ribs served with coleslaw

As everyone that’s been to Hurricane’s would know, you can’t go wrong with ribs when you’re at Hurricane’s, and at Chatswood, it’s not any different.

The lamb was juicy and it did not have the distinctive strong smell that’s normally associated with lamb. I also love it when barbequed food has that extra bit of black charcoal on the top (don’t worry I know not to eat too much because it is carcinogenic – cancer causing). The coleslaw was crisp and perfect to keep our tummy fresh – only wished we ordered more!

1/2 Rack of Lamb Ribs and Coleslaw |$ 25.oo | Hurricane’s Express |

Food #2 – 1/2 Rack of Pork Ribs served with Baked Potato, sour cream & chives

Only one word to describe it – HEAVENLY !!!

The sauce that they spread over the top, made the pork ribs extra succulent ! I love the curved ribs compared to the flat lamb ribs that they serve here. I must also point out – that they do ribs much better than the one in the city ! Can you smell the pork ribs waffling through your screen at the moment *breathe in* mmmmm

The baked potato sides were also nice and warm. I also like to put a little bit of sour cream every once in a while to cleanse my palette and tummy so I don’t get overwhelmed with the food.

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1/2 Rack of Pork Ribs with Baked Potato, sour cream & chives | $ 29.95 | Hurricane’s Express

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1/2 Rack of Pork Ribs served with Baked Potato, sour cream & chives | $29.95 | Hurricane’s Express

BURGERS

Hurricane’s burgers are made with the finest ingredients; lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickled cucumber and a brioche bun.

Food #3 – Premium Beef Burger with cheese & bacon, and monkey gland sauce

As soon as the burger came out, I knew this was it. It was a perfectly glossy and crisp looking sesame brioche bun and the burger had everything I wanted. I have a big love for burgers and this place does not disappoint. The monkey gland sauce (which is just a fancy name for the famous iconic sauce) was served on the side – I really RECOMMEND you get this sauce to spread on the inside of your brioche bun as the sauce made the burger extra juicy.

As for the burger – it was massive – you really had to hold down the two buns together to make sure you get every bit of it in your mouth. The bacon was crisp and the beef was tender and if you’re a burger fan, you must get your hands on this !

Premium Beef Burger ($11.9o), with Cheese & Bacon ($4.oo) and Monkey Gland sauce ($2.oo) | Hurricane’s Express |

Premium Beef Burger ($11.9o), with Cheese & Bacon ($4.oo) and Monkey Gland sauce ($2.oo) | Hurricane’s Express |

Overall – I LOVE THIS PLACE – JUST GO TRY IT OUT, NOW !!

(+) Food, Speed, Accuracy, Presentation, Friendly & helpful staff, Self Serve, Burgers, Ribs, Pretty much everything

(-) No bibs for ribs

Tip: Spend the extra couple of dollars on the monkey gland sauce. You’ll love it for the burger 🙂

Ratings

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SERVICE 
AMBIANCE 
VALUE 

Drumroll………. Overall rating 9.5 / 10 🙂

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