Surry Hills Korean restaurant Soul Dining (which has been closed since lockdown began) and its recently opened sister cafe and deli Soul Deli have launched Dosirak by Soul – three-part meal boxes that are available every Friday from today.
Dosirak are Korean packed meals. Soul’s will set you back $75 and serve two people, with starters, mains and desserts. “This is an opportunity to experience a multi-course tasting menu of our newest dishes – including some we always wanted to do at Soul Dining, but never got the opportunity,” said Soul Group’s executive chef, Daero Lee, in a statement. “It’s also a great way for customers to experience dosirak and learn what it’s all about.”
Expect jeon (fritters) made with pyogo (shitake mushrooms), perilla leaf, zucchini and meatball; tofu bags filled with japchae (a Korean glass-noodle dish with vegetables); Korean popcorn chicken; spicy pork and squid bulgogi; and more. For dessert, there’s a crepe parcel filled with injeolmi (sweet rice cake), cream and rice syrup; rice-flour pastry filled with purple sweet-potato mousse; and assorted fruits and cheese.
The dosirak will be available every Friday until August 28 (the day Sydney’s lockdown is slated to end). The mains will change each week – and if you have any suggestions, Soul Dining is keen to hear them.
“If there’s any special Korean dish our customers would like to see in the next dosirak or they have an ingenious filling suggestion, they can just let us know on the order form,” says Lee.