• Bewon (Hawthorn)

Going out for dinner is not always about a big event with formal dresses, make-up and wine. Sometimes, you just want to grab a quick bite in your gym gear and be nourished by a quick, healthy and cheap meal. This is how I am at Bewon. Opposite the recreation centre in Hawthorn, and with the university nearby, this authentic Korean eatery is fast, tasty, casual and cheap.

There are many vegetarian options on the menu, but my usual favourites are these:

1) Tofu bibimbap. A sizzling hot bowl filled with white rice, bean shoots, grated carrot, tofu, mushrooms, shredded iceberg lettuce and zucchini.
2) A plate of kimchi to mix in with the rest of the bibimbap.
3) And, only if I have someone to share it with, a vegetable or kimchi pancake.

Tofu Bibimbap

The bibimbap is healthy and hot. I love pushing the rice to the sides and letting it go crispy as it cooks up against the stone bowl. This dish is even better with lots of chilli sauce and kimchi added in.

The pancake is slightly less healthy, but very tasty. It is similar to an okonomiyaki, but flatter. It is fried and crispy and vegetarian ones can be filled with vegetables of kimchi. Make sure you dip it in lots of sauce (which is tangy with vinegar, spring onions and chilli).

The chilli rice cakes are also delicious, but just too spicy for me. There are also potato noodles, and several vegetarian entrees.

You can usually get a table, and for you night owls, it is open until 10:30pm.

Grab a table, pay at the counter. Eat and enjoy. Easy.

650-652 Glenferrie Road
Hawthorn 3122
03 9818 1233

Opening Hours: 10:30am to 10:30pm Weekdays
11am to 9pm Weekends

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