Big Mama

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Big Mama is a Japanese and Korean restaurants. I'm a bit conflicted with a mixed cuisine restaurant but Big Mama is a popular restaurant due to it's taste and cheap prices. Located in Swanston St, strategically near RMIT and Melbourne University.

The Restaurant was quite small and crowded. Make sure you make a reservations for big groups cause most of the time they are pretty busy even on weekdays. One side of the walls was painted in bright red with shiny flower decorations across the wall matching the design on their menu cover.

Banchan (Free Korean Condiments). They always served 3 variations of condiments, changed over time but most of the time, they get it right.

Potato Korokke - deep fried bread crumbed potato croquettes ($7.5). The potato korokke was creamy inside and crunchy on the outside.

Soon Doo Boo - spicy soup with soft tofu, egg, vegetables and seafood hotpot ($15). Soon doo boo is my favourite Korean soup and they served one of the best version of soon doo boo in Melbourne.

Jap Che - Korean style clear sweet potato noodle with vegetables, mushroom and beef ($13). Jap Che is one of their strongest dish. It was sweet, tasty, well cooked with generous portions.

Korean BBQ Pork - Korean style marinated spicy BBQ pork on sizzling plate ($15). The pork was tender and full of flavour but not overwhelming.

L.A Galbi - Korean style marinated beef short ribs, BBQ grilled served on a sizzling plate ($16). This is my favourite dish at Big Mama, it was delicious and the beef was tender. I can eat the whole dish on my own.

I have been visiting Big Mama for quite some time now and each time it does not disappoint. I do think they are much stronger on their Korean dishes rather than Japanese. I'll be back!

Big Mama Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Monday-Saturday: 11.30am-9pm
Sunday: Closed

Big Mama
466 Swanston St
Carlton, VIC 3053