We ordered the terriyaki chicken and pork bulgogi, (thinly sliced meat with braised greens) avoiding the classic beef bulgogi since Anita does not consume it for religious reasons. The pork was great crisp on the top and succulent and juicy upon bitting through. In a nutshell - nothing elaborate, fancy or inventive - good, honest, simple food. And at $17 a head who am I to complain?
After relishing our Koren meal it was time to get some drinks going and celebrate old freinds meeting up in a new city!
For a change of setting I said goodbye to the sculpted budhas and the ambience of Cha Gao for a more downbeat, 'daggy' laneway bar - St. Jerome's. For three uptown city girls like us - this was quite the experience. One of Divya's uni mates brought us here... located off Lonsdale on 7 Caledonian Lane, the vibe is buzzing but extremely low key and no frills.
Yes - thats me sippining my Vodka Pineapple out of a plastic glass. After trying my luck with a couple of drinks of preference and being rejected several times I opted for a drink from my younger drinking days - good old vodka pineapple!
This picture captures the essence of St. Jeromes's - dumpsters converted into stands for outside heaters and graffiti walls!
A couple more shots of the 'ambience' this place affords! Unconcealed pipes and vines twirling around wild and free adds to the charm of St. Jeromes and what makes it so unique!
This guy in the wheelchair was incredible the way he would actually jump out of the chair hop around on one foot (barefoot mind you) with all the grease and grub from the last twenty years caught inbetween his toes, hair and face! And below - the outdoor bar...
This sculpture is somewhere on one of the buildings on a street around St. Jerome's. I came across it on our way out to hail a cab to the next party spot. Unfortunately my flash is not on so it is not the best quality. But I think the beauty of it comes through anyhow.
Lotus bar-lounge-restaurant on 172 Toorak Road, South Yarra was the last stop for the day. A pretty cool nightclub, thursdays are hip hop nights - perfect for my crumping moves!