Friday, February 18, 2011

MARU (KOREAN RESTAURANT) – SUNNYBANK

MARU (KOREAN)-SUNNYBANK© BUSOG! SARAP! 2011

Mr. H and I, celebrated our 13th Wedding Anniversary last week by trying out something different.  I’ve been eyeing Maru for sometime now and the reason why we haven’t visited it sooner was that I thought it would be too hot/spicy for the rest of the TRIBE.  Last time I went to a Korean Restaurant in Fortitude Valley with my sister and her Korean friend, we ate fiery hot dishes and I was sweating like I was sitting inside a dry sauna.
 
We arrive around 7:00 pm and sat in their outside dining area.  There were already a couple of people sitting inside Maru and by around 7:30pm it is already fully packed.  There are only a limited car park spaces in front of the shop and the rest have to park on the side of the streets surrounding the shop location.  We were lucky as we parked on one of their designated park space=)
 
MARU ENTREE© BUSOG! SARAP! 2011MARU ENTRÉE
 
MARU RICE DISHES & BBQ© BUSOG! SARAP! 2011MARU RICE DISHES & BBQ
 
MARU SPECIAL DISHES & NOODLES© BUSOG! SARAP! 2011MARU SPECIAL DISHES & NOODLES
 
MARU STEW OR SOUP & SHARING HOT POTS© BUSOG! SARAP! 2011MARU STEW OR SOUP & SHARING HOT POT
 
MARU TABLE INBUILT BURNER© BUSOG! SARAP! 2011MARU’S BUILT IN BURNER ON THEIR TABLES
 
We were fascinated by the built in burners on the tables that we have to road test one.  The TRIBE selected the Marinated Pork and Marinated Beef from their Bbq list.
 
One of the attendants brings out a small metal container with coals on it and opens the lid of the burner and place it on top of the burner.  They turned on the burner for us, ready for our Bbq cooking=)

MARU MARINATED PORK ANDMARINATED BEEF BBQ© BUSOG! SARAP! 2011MARINATED PORK & MARINATED BEEF BBQ

The individual Bbq servings (they put the two together in one large serving plate for us) comes with sliced vegetables, side dishes, sauces and garnishes.  We ordered 4x bowls of steamed rice separately for AUD$2.00 each.
 
MARU SIDE DISHES© BUSOG! SARAP! 2011MARU SIDE DISHES
 
The two kimchi sides just have the right hotness for me and the potatoes that was cooked in soy sauce and sugar have that cooling effect after eating the kimchi sides.
 
MARU SAUCES AND GARNISHES© BUSOG! SARAP! 2011MARU SAUCES AND GARNISHES
 

TRIBE'S MARU BBQ TIME© BUSOG! SARAP! 2011
The Marinated Beef and Pork Bbq was flavourful and tender, it reminds us of Pinoy Pork Bbq Sticks.  What’s so fun about cooking your food on your table is that you have control on what garnishes and sauces you put on your meat and vegetables.  They also provided scissors to cut your meat to your desired serving pieces.  To adjust the heat on your burner, there’s a control panel on the side.

MARU AL FRESCO DINING© BUSOG! SARAP! 2011MARU ALFRESCO DINING AREA

TRIBE’S FOODIE  VIEW:  We absolutely love Maru and will definitely be coming back for more.  Mr. H loved the concept of the BBQ on the table, I was surprise with that as he hates his clothes smelling of food…but this time he didn’t mind.  Miss M loves eating out and when we were back inside the car, she was already asking when are we going to visit Maru again.  Mr. Adventurous find the whole “cook your food and eat it” thrilling and keeps on eyeing the strips of cooked Marinated Pork and Beef during our meal, which indicates he loves the marinated meats with his bowl of rice.  I was a bit hesitant on ordering more dishes as I was a bit scared that they won’t enjoy it but next time the TRIBE will go crazy ordering!

The whole TRIBE went home smelling like grilled Bbq meat but very happy as we found a new fab place to eat in Sunnybank=)

Tribe’s total bill for the night was AUD$50.90, that’s compose of Marinated Beef AUD$22.00, Marinated Pork AUD$18.00, 4x Steam Rice AUD$8.00 and a can of Coke AUD$2.90.



BUSOG! SARAP! TIPS:

  • Once their friendly attendant takes your order they automatically provides you with a large container of cold water and cups.
  • If the place is quiet, just choose any table you want, whether it’s outside or inside the shop.
  • The outside tables have a flat button to push if you’re ready to order or want some assistance.
  • If you have small kids, make them seat away from the passage ways preferably next to a wall or just make sure they are not walking everywhere to avoid accidents.
  • After your meal, settle you bill inside the shop.
  • Request for your receipt as human error does occur and it happens, specially when it is busy.  I usually take a mental note on how much the dishes we have ordered and compares it with the final bill.

 

OPENING HOURS:       TEL: 07 3344 3868  *Pls. contact for details

LOCATION:    Maru BBQ Restaurant 
                             Shop 3, 9 Lewina Street
                             Sunnybank  QLD  4109


F.Y.I~  I’m not related or connected to this business, the purpose of this post is to give you a sneak peek on our TRIBE’s eating out adventure.  We paid with our own TRIBE money for our foodie purchases.


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5 comments:

  1. I didn't even know this place existed. I don't really go to Korean restaurants- maybe I will have to start more often.

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  2. @GG~ The place is opposite the Little Taipei Food Court and High Fresh Supermarket. What I like about Maru is that they have friendly dishes (not hot/spicy) for my two little ones=)

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  3. Thanks for this recommendation cusinera! We'll be heading there on Saturday night...

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  4. I have tried yoogane in Il terrazzo Tomas Morato. they serve authentic korean dish, they have their famous dak galbi, beef bulgogi, kimchi dumpling and chap chae

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    1. Will keep that place in mind when the TRIBE visit Philippines soon =) Thanks for the tip.

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