New restaurant Mekom has opened on Pulteney Street with Korean street eats, and it’s serving up some unique dishes.
The Pulteney Street spot is serving up fun snacks like rainbow-cheese corn dogs and deep fried seaweed rolls, and fruity desserts, but they focus on topokki, a traditional Korean dish. Topokki is a dish of stir-fried spicy rice cakes topped with sauces and your choice of boiled eggs, sliced beef brisket, mozzarella cheese, and more, and it’s usually shared between two to three people.
Owner and South Korean expat Songi Heo says topokki is a cultural dish served with the option of a unique dining experience.
“It’s in our culture to cook the dish around the table,” Heo says.
“You have the option to cook the topokki yourself, or I can cook it for you.”
While other Korean restaurants in Adelaide serve the dish, Heo and co-owner Kev Choi believe Mekom to be the city’s first restaurant with a focus on topokki.
“I love topokki, so I said ‘let’s do the ultimate restaurant with topokki as the main dish,’” the first time business owner tells us.
Mekom (a name which means “a little bit spicy”) is located alongside the Motorcycle Society, in the former cafe space. They have both indoor and outdoor seating.
Find Mekom at 258 Pulteney Street, Adelaide.