The first thing you’ll see when visiting BA:M Adelaide is a small garden area facing the street. What used to be a street-facing takeaway counter is an area filled with potted plants, two small tables and wooden panels through which you can see the restaurant’s interior. Step further inside and you’ll find relaxed, softly lit surroundings with raised wooden booths and a bar.
The menu is a cross-cultural twist on traditional Korean cuisine. There’s bibimbap served with yuzu dressing (a citrus fruit from China), and kimchi inside arancini. Korean fried chicken, of which BA:M serves four types, is the crowd favourite. There is original, sweet and spicy, garlic and soya, and spring-onion salad.
The wine list leans local; there’s a range of Asian-inspired cocktails rounding out the drinks menu. Try the “popsicle cocktails”, with choices including honeydew (served with soju, mint and lime) and strawberry sorbet (served with soju and apple).
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