Korean food is often associated with the pungent pickled kimchi or mish-mash of bibimbap. Frying Colours – a not-so-politically correct reference to chef and own Min Hui’s less than perfect English diction – is a tribute to these styles, while also incorporating a few lesser known Korean favourites. The frying in the name of this Kensington, Melbourne restaurant could also refer to the chicken they serve, which is battered and dunked in oil before being coated in spicy or sweet soy sauce. The flame grill, usually placed on your table, is left to the experts to deal with, and they provide pork belly, fillet beef and marinated chicken thighs – or all at once, in the mixed grill – straight to your plate, accompanied by an array of sides in the traditional style. Get your mates together and set a course for Macauley Road in Kensington – that’ll be Macauley or South Kensington train station – for a proper Korean feed. Reserve your table now.
Decent dishes which were quite tasty, and cocktails should be passed as they were overly sweet but somewhat tasteless and pricy. Fried chicken and salads were standouts
No complaints. Served by a beautiful young French lady, only thing better was the food. Makes me miss living back in Kensington, best Korean in town.
Food is tasty, authentic Korean flavours..and if rated on that alone, 5/6. One waitress, two kitchen staff, and owner is not enough to service a full restaurant. A couple more servers might mean the food isn't sitting on the counter for 30 minutes before it's served, only to be sent back because it's too cold. Lack of system/order and service really lets FC down and it's so sad because their food is amazing.
There are plenty of places to pick up Korean food in Melbourne, but few of them can compete with Frying Colours, where they are proud to offer bibimbap, barbecue and Korean fried chicken to the hungry and discerning punters of Kensington. In addition to the classics of cuisine from the 49th Parallel, they offer Seoul food takes on Aussie favourites, so you can be sure of something really special when you enter Frying Colours on Macaulay Road: try the fried calamari with tteokbokki sauce, the stuffed green chilli or the Korean-style burgers, with bulgogi or spicy chicken.
The fusion dishes at Frying Colours are a draw, but it is the traditional Korean delicacies that keep the foodies of Melbourne coming back time and again to Macaulay Road in Kensington. The fried chicken comes doused in sauce, dumplings steamed or fried and stuffed with kimchi, pork or as a vegetarian option, and the range of Korean pancakes, grilled skewers and marinated meats fresh to go on the grill. Take a trip out to Macaulay Road for a Korean feast in Melbourne that is more than memorable: just mind that you book ahead of time, as they do get crowded on occasion.