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Facebook. Simon had been introduced to Korean food while frequenting Queen Street’s, The restaurant-style setting of Gochu is a natural next step, and it’s not the only Korean-inspired eatery that’s opened in recent weeks to much excitement. The Spinoff Weekly compiles the best stories of the week – an essential guide to modern life in New Zealand, emailed out on Monday evenings. In 2014, while he was at Dear Jervois, he met Simon, who was working at Coffee Supreme at the time. “We first signed the lease [for the space] in January 2018 for an April 2019 opening,” Gochu co-owners Oliver Simon and David Lee recall. Opening hours. Commercial Bay, 1 Queen St Sunday: 10:00 am-10:00 pm. Simon had been introduced to Korean food while frequenting Queen Street’s Kang Nam Station – the shabby yet somewhat iconic trailer-restaurant – during a stint at Huffer, stopping by for noodles and rice bowls on a daily basis. The duo behind Parnell eatery Simon & Lee talk Gochu, their latest venture in Auckland’s Commercial Bay, and the emerging mainstream popularity of Korean cuisine. have any issues contact us on members@thespinoff.co.nz. Gochu at Commercial Bay (Photo: Yuki Zhang). They’ve collaborated with each other ever since. Natural wine, twisted classic cocktails, food inspired by Korean childhood, made with the best New Zealand ingredients. Store Info. Then lockdown happened so it got pushed back again.” But finally, on June 11, Commercial Bay managed to open its doors and, along with it, Auckland’s latest “New Korean” restaurant. “Then it got pushed back to September and then to March this year. They believe talking about food is nearly as much fun as eating it, and they’re excited to facilitate some good conversations around food provenance in Aotearoa New Zealand. Commercial Bay, where Gochu resides on the second floor, was scheduled to open that very week. Does Gochu, Auckland's newest Korean eatery, live up to the hype? GOCHU Cuisine: Korean Address: Commercial Bay, 21 Queen St, CBD Drinks: Fully licensed Reservations: Accepted From the menu: Cucumber salad $12; broccolini $12; chicken sliders $7ea; lamb ribs $20; soondae black pudding $20; mul hwe raw kingfish $23; cold noodles $17. Commercial Bay is where the world steps ashore and begins its love affair with New Zealand. “People didn’t really know about it like 10 years ago. The experts explain how: part two, Masterchef’s Josh Emett on opening a restaurant of his own, Dietary Requirements: How to celebrate Korean thanksgiving. But he didn’t start off in hospitality; when he came to New Zealand 17 years ago, he was working in the exporting business, helping to ship New Zealand-made products like mānuka honey and health supplements, which are popular in many Asian markets. While Auckland has long been home to a thriving Korean community whose tastebuds have been sated by a network of locally run grocery stores and restaurants, it’s only in recent years that Korean cuisine has managed to find a footing amid the city’s wider culinary landscape. Charred chicken, gochujang, and comté at Gochu (Photo: Yuki Zhang), “We first signed the lease [for the space] in January 2018 for an April 2019 opening,” Gochu co-owners Oliver Simon and David Lee recall. The complementary crisps and tofu cream were so beautiful, I would order the eggplant again. Gochu is a modern Korean Bar and Restaurant serving local, seasonal ingredients in a fun environment. In 2019, the duo sold their eponymous Parnell eatery – which helped bring bibimbap (mixed rice with vegetables) and mahnduguk (dumplings with broth) to Auckland’s crowded brunch scene – to focus on their Commercial Bay offerings, which also include hot dog joint Good Dog Bad Dog. We also have a custom editorial division which creates smart, shareable content for brands. Nowadays, it’s not uncommon to find supermarket shelves stocked with jars of kimchi and snack-size packs of gim (roasted seaweed), while eateries like Simon & Lee, as well as Lorne Street’s The Kimchi Project and Grey Lynn’s Tiger Burger, have helped further democratise Korean flavours to Auckland’s middle-class masses. We use Policy to help decide who to vote for. The cannabis vote is a defeat for health and justice. Nevertheless, the experience gave Lee the impetus to jump into the industry headfirst where he eventually found success. The idea for Gochu, which means both chilli pepper and a certain part of the male anatomy (“it’s an intentional double entendre!” they laugh) was first floated by Simon and Lee more than a year ago. Commercial Bay, 7/21 Queen Street. Nevertheless, the experience gave Lee the impetus to jump into the industry headfirst where he eventually found success. Monday: 10:00 am-10:00 pm. OPENING HOURS. Chefs Jason Kim and Nathan Lord also joined the team, with the former’s childhood and travels through Korea serving as the primary inspiration for the menu. And a victory for political spinelessness, Every meat-free fast food burger in New Zealand, reviewed and ranked, NZ rejects cannabis legalisation in referendum, but glimmer of hope for yes camp, ‘What are you Christians doing here?’ Matt Renata on faith and protest at Ihumātao, What the Labour-Greens deal means for the next three years, Covid-19 has changed New Zealand forever. In 2014, while he was at Dear Jervois, he met Simon, who was working at Coffee Supreme at the time. Jason Kim’s fried chicken (Photo: Yuki Zhang), While the concept behind Gochu is in many ways is an extension of what was started with Simon and Lee, the pair point out there are some notable differences. Check your email inbox to finalise email verification. We ordered the eggplant dish and wagyu noodles and a couple of glasses of wine. Without alcohol, Asian, Asian Fusion, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Taiwanese, Street Food, Fried Chicken, Bubble Tea. By continuing past this page, you agree to our Terms of Service, Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy and Content Policies. “Then it got pushed back to September and then to March this year. “[With Gochu] we definitely want to show people that Korean food is more than just kimchi, gochujang, and Korean barbecue. So I know you’re meant to take public transport to Commercial Bay but it feels a bit pointless waiting at a bus stop …

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