A Point Cook restaurant is winning over taste buds across Melbourne.
The Korean Grill House has been presented with a People’s Choice award in this year’s Australian Good Food Guide Reader’s Awards, for the second year in a row.
The restaurant’s owners, husband-and-wife Arlan and Vanessa Lim Van Rooyen, said they were both passionate about Korean food.
“Vanessa is born and bred in Seoul in South Korea, and I’m a former hotel and restaurant chef,” Mr Van Rooyen said.
“We love to entertain and we do so with our restaurant, we love good conversation and cooking and there’s no better way than seeing a meal cooked in front of you and enjoyed by your loved ones … this is the true essence of Korean barbecue.”
Mr Van Rooyen said that to win the Australian Good Food Guide award two years in a row was “just unbelievable”.
“We are truly blessed and are overwhelmed by the local support from our Point Cook community,” he said,
“We also include and utilise local businesses in our restaurant menu – Sanctuary Lakes Seafood, Shadowfax Winery, Poultry Plus More, JJJ Brothers Meats, whom always push to deliver exceptional service and produce for our restaurant.”
Mr Van Rooyen also described his restaurant staff as “simply amazing” including sous chef Si-Young Choi, kitchen co-ordinator Sanghyo Lee and floor manager Miss Ji-hoo You.
“In all, our staff can converse in six different languages,” he said.
“We don’t have any staff members that study or are in the hospitality field, all of them are students studying to make there own path in different fields.”