Friday, January 11, 2008

daorae korean bbq restaurant

last sunday, i (as usual) went parasiting for dinner with my sister and her bf and his parents. i know, *slaps self* what has my sister's dinner with her future-in-laws gotta do with me right... *sighs* but hey, i need to eat too! and especially if they're having good food, i have to tag along!!

*/ends shameless parasiting mode*

so we went to daorae, one of their fav korean bbq joints. honestly speaking, i am shameful to say being a self-proclaimed and aspiring flogger, ive never had korean bbq before! *gasps* but... at least ive seen pictures and read about it from others which makes me *a little* less jakun. hehe.

special 3 sauces

the range of items in the menu were extensive and prices were i presume within the standard range for korean bbq restaurants. i had no idea what to ordered, so all i did was flip thru the pages and wait for them to decide.

plates and plates of side dishes then came... ranging from bean sprouts, kimchi, green vege, anchovies and peanuts, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, korean pancake etc. the bestest thing is they come refillable...

:) no wonder korean bbq joints are a hit among us msians!

the soup served was awesome! with bits of seaweed and a couple of lala, the broth was flavourful and 맛있은 (delicious). my sister had a second serving of it.

janchi-gook-su -rm16
fresh vegetables and seafood served with korean noodles in hot soup

dolsot-bibim-bab -rm18
a rich layering of fresh and seasoned vegetables, slices of beef, served in steaming hot stone

both items on top, one noodles the other rice were something out of the ordinary for me. both tasted good, wished i had the whole bowl to myself. heheheh...

next, came the food we had all been waiting for...

(foreground) daeji gal-bi -rm27
choice pork ribs specially hand filleted, marinated in our special sweet soy sauce

(background) pork special -rm35
selected cuts of pork that is soft and tender, served with seasoned sesame oil sauce

i was taught how to eat the bbq meat. take a piece of the lettuce, place a few pieces of bbq meat, some bbq garlic and onions and some spicy vege. wrapped it up and dip into sweet sauce, pop it into your mouth!

the bbq meat were indeed tender, juicy and flavorful. we especially like the marinated pork as it was so sweet and juicy... the aftertaste lingers on.

it was indeed a wonderful meal and i was more than glad that this wholesome dinner popped my korean bbq cherry! now i can proudly say, "i've had korean bbq before!! heee!!"

the weekend is here!! :D

daorae korean bbq restaurant
taipan, usj.
(2nd floor on top of affin bank, opposite mcdonalds)

[disclaimer: the opinions expressed here are based on my personal views, tastebuds and preference and may vary for others. please dont sue me, i dont have money. kthxbye.]


Calvin Goh Seow Chung said...

The one we had in Sunway not counted eh? Well, my first proper Korean BBQ I had was in Las Vegas. :-p

They had free flow of assorted Kimchi . The only problem is that they kinda insist that they help you cook the meat on the BBQ. But we insisted to cook it ourselves. Otherwise, where's the fun right? Hehe.

It was pretty good.

YilingL said...

calvin: that one not really counted la... hehehe.

malaysianfoodguide said...

I love Daorae BBQ and cold noodles, you can sense their sincerity through the food, the best Korean food in town so far :)

YilingL said...

I concur!

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