Masizzim is set to show Australians that there’s so much more to Korean food than just BBQ and fried chicken with its first Australian restaurant, which brings signature home style meat stews, ribs and rice balls to The Glen’s new dining precinct which launched August 1.
The restaurant boasts a distinctly Korean fit-out which features natural wood booths and a full wall mural surrounded by slate, steel and stone.
Masizzim (pron ma-see-zim) comes from the Korean word for delicious, “masi”, and “jjim”, meaning stew, and refers to the restaurant’s specialty Galbi Jjim, a family favourite braised-meat dish usually reserved for festive holidays and high-end restaurants, which Masizzim will be bringing to the people of Glen Waverley at a weekday price point.
The restaurant uses South Korean founder Lee Dong-Jin’s 63 year old mother’s original recipes. This is Korean comfort food in its truest form. The various Galbi Jjim’s on offer are based on Lee’s mother’s authentic secret recipe pastes imported from Masizzim’s Korean kitchen to ensure authenticity, with the stars of the show including beef short rib, pork short rib and spicy chicken stew, all made with locally-sourced Australian meats.
We loved sharing these steaming pots alongside a variety of side dishes. The tomato, cheese and kimchi jeon is a must-have. We loved the crispy pan fried Korean pancake with beef mince, kimchi and topped with oozy melted mozzarella cheese.
The selection of dumplings at Masizzim were similarly delicious. The pan fried kimchi mandu was our top pick – filled with luscious minced pork and fermented kimchi.
Dessert time continued to please with traditional Bingsu, picture-perfect shaved milk ice dish tailored to order with toppings like cheesecake, fruits and rich chocolate pieces.
To extend the authentic Korean experience Masizzim serves Soju and Max beer from Korea alongside draught classics such as Heineken, Corona and Furphy.
Location: The Glen, 235 Springvale Rd, Glen Waverley