Arirang Asian Cafe to sit ECU Joondalup taste test

Arirang staff Phillip Kwon, Michael Kocken, David Kim, Tomomi Tawara, Chloe Kim, Sunny Yun and Daniel Yu. |Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d457031
Arirang staff Phillip Kwon, Michael Kocken, David Kim, Tomomi Tawara, Chloe Kim, Sunny Yun and Daniel Yu. |Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d457031

STUDENTS at ECU in Joondalup can now sample some international flavours.

A Korean cafe recently opened at the Joondalup campus, which has 4000 international students, including nine from South Korea.

The Arirang Asian Cafe opened this semester and is open to the wider public.

Students are expected to enjoy job opportunities as well as meals.

“We are delighted to be opening up our fifth outlet here at ECU,” Arirang Australian chief executive Young Yu said.

“Korean food has really grown over the past few years and the interest in Korean culture is strongest among students.

“We have been in Perth for almost 20 years and over that time we have seen the community learn more about Korean cuisine, so we are really excited to be able to offer some great Korean dishes, such as our signature dish bibimbap.”

Bibimbap means “mixed rice” in Korean and is a bowl with assorted vegetables and meat, arranged on rice and mixed through with sauce and an egg on top. The menu also features dishes from Japanese and Chinese cuisine, including udon noodles, sushi and bubble tea.