According to Nadia P. "Yelpers played grown ups" at Giwa as they sat around and shared entrées, mains and desserts (yes plural of each) whilst talking of Bieber, cats vs. dogs, dumplings and far off adventures to China. With all these pleasantries it was amazing any Yelpers had a chance to even eat! However, when they did an eerie silence of masticating was heard at the dinner table.
Exquisite flavours of shiitake mushroom rice balls and beef glass noodles were paired with popular main dishes of traditional Korean Pancakes with salmon and pan fried tofu (converting any non-vegan on the spot). The omnivores at the table (ie. everyone) were moo-ved by the Galbi Jim (steaming pot of beef cheek) and had KFC (Korean Fried Chicken) "the way they liked it (uh huh huh)."
To warm up their toes, Yelpers were introduced to a range of Korean spirits and rice wine that caused a few coughs and eye pops for some and guzzles and rosy cheeks for others.
Speaking of rosy cheeks, a different set of Yelpers got chatty over wine with Wes from Vinteloper at The Loft Wine Bar on Thursday night. They spent the evening learning how to pair whites and reds with dishes, and by the end were very well versed in the art of the quaff.
Yelpers had a balanced diet of wine and nibbles with platters of antipasto, meats and cheeses being dished out and quickly devoured moments after. And in case you were wondering, sweet corn doesn't go with ANY kind of wine (unless you are Moe L).
A big thank you to Giwa Korean and The Loft Wine Bar for hosting us in style and with swagger.
- The Loft Wine Bar will be hosting more wine tasting masterclasses in the future so keep a look out for a Yelp get-together around this soon!
- Vinteloper wines can be bought at any of independent cellar from East End to Norwood, Stirling and Belair.
- If you are ever looking for a special anniversary dinner location, Giwa Korean will treat you like kings and queens – but make sure you book if you go on a weekend!
Until next time…