Anneoyo-haseyo~ In the hunt for the latest Korean food in town and here’s Mr Dakgalbi. The BF found it via Groupon Deal and our heart on Korean food never dies.
Same goes by it’s name, what they serve in the restaurant is dakgalbi. Above is the apron provided and because we ate before dakgalbi at other places, apron is usually provided and customers are encouraged to wear them. However, after the waiter took our order, there isn’t any reminder of wearing the apron hence that is probably why not many of the customers are wearing it.
Upon sitting on the table, we are also greeted by Big Bang’s music video and there you could see G-Dragon on the screen. The music videos played are all Koreans and that definitely adds to a greater Korean ambiance.
We also found an interesting wall filled with Running Man members photos and some of their signatures. We couldn’t identify who’s signature but we could definitely tell that the owner must have been a great fan too. We are a great fan too and we attended LeeSsang’s Asia Tour Concert in January, part of the reason is to meet Gary and another, their song is awesome and meaningful.
This is the partial of their interior from where we are sitting. I was right in the middle of the restaurant and there are two floors of the same interior.
Jjang! This is our dakgalbi consist of marinated chicken, rice cakes (teokpokki), cabbage, spring onions, bean sprouts and another ingredient that I’m not very sure of. I really wish that they could give more teokpokki as you could see that they only gave four. For those who are not very familiar with dakgalbi, they are basically pan grilled chicken with a variety of vegetables and you are allowed to mix it with ramen or rice. You can also make your dakgalbi special by adding seafood in it.
Ban Chang is basically the condiments served when you have Korean food. Most of the time, it’s refillable and what they served here is shredded cabbage with mayonaise, pickled radish and kim chi. Every time we request for refills, the waitress doesn’t seem to be sure of what we want. They also served soup which I believed is chicken based with seaweed.
For our dakgalbi, we have requested for squid. I know this close up might look a little scary but they are fresh and marinated deliciously.
Aside from it, we also ordered rice.
…and ramen. We’ve noticed that they use gochujang (red chilli paste) and sesame to top onto the rice and ramen.
The waiter helps us to cook the dakgalbi. Covered the side of the wok with protector, just in case any of the sauce or ingredients splatters out from it. The BF looking serious, waiting patiently for the dakgalbi to be ready. The waiter first cook the squid along with the rest of the ingredients and we wanted to try ramen first.
This is the ramen where I did notice, the waiter added water upon cooking it. The moisture is at the right point but not as saucy as we expected. We definitely love the squid, its very squid and flavorful.
After we finished the ramen, the waiter then cooked the rice for us with the remaining dakgalbi. This time, the rice tasted a little dry as to compare with the ramen. We do notice that the waiter didn’t add water as how he did for the ramen.
As much as we love Korean food, we do find that the portion here is slightly lesser than the ones we normally had and also less saucy. If it wasn’t because of the deal, it could be quite pricey or almost similar price to other dakgalbi restaurants. I believe that because their business is fairly new, hence the waiter or waitress could be unsure of what they should be doing because when we asked for ban chang refills, the waitress once refilled only one of our ban chang and another time, she kept our dishes away. It’s a great experience of trying new Korean eatery but I do think that they could improve and better. They are located at the heart of the city,
No.61 Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03- 2110 5090
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