We’d love to keep Banchan our little secret, but it’s simply too good not to share! This Korean restaurant that’s just popped up in the hot foodie district of Parkmore boasts a simple yet sleek interior along with a menu that combines authentic and fusion K-town dishes. Start off with the nachos layered with grilled kimchi, pork belly pieces, avocado, melted Cheddar and mozzarella, then move on to the marinated duck grilled Korean-style, which you’ll be able to cook yourself … that’s right, the tables are fully equipped with grills and extractor fans (how cool is that?)! If you’ve got room for dessert at the end of your meal (it’s unlikely … the portions are huge!), be sure to try the Korean pancakes filled with sugar and peanuts … the ultimate decadence! Corner of 10th Street and Elizabeth Avenue, Parkmore. Details: 072-913-3269 • Calling all carnivores! Top-notch butchery Country Meat has just expanded its Fourways shop into a fully-fledged South African-style eatery … get ready to sink your teeth into only the best meat at The Braai Room! No, it’s not what you’re thinking … the menu consists of way more than just boerie rolls and steak. The restaurant also dishes up bacon-wrapped oepsies, crumbed pork nuggets, super-stacked burgers, the most delicious lamb potjie and loads more. Pair your favourite meaty indulgence with one of the gluten-free beers and you’ve got one lekker feast! Just a mild warning … the portions are gigantic, so be sure to arrive with an empty tummy. Corner of Forest Road and Sunset Avenue, Fourways. Details: 011-465-0664
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