Time is running out…

Well, it has run out! School reopens for the new academic year today but this was last week towards the end of the 2016 end-of-year holidays.

My girl mentioned to me sometime ago that of all the Korean places in town, she likes the bibimbap here

Loco Kitchen

…most of all and of course, all the while, the intention to drop by there for that was at the back of my mind, just that parking in that area is always such a pain, day or night and if it is a good day for weddings and the banquet halls at the hotel round the corner are all fully-booked, you can just forget about coming here or any of those nice eating places in the vicinity.

However, luck was on our side that afternoon when I spotted a car coming out of a parking space not too far away and I wasted no time at all in grabbing it and it being lunchtime, parking is free, 12 noon till 2.00 p.m.

These bottles of ginseng wine or whatever were still available on the shelves…

Loco Kitchen ginseng wine

…and my girl and the mum tried this soju wine…

Loco Kitchen Korean soju wine

…when they went to Korea around the middle of last year – they said it tasted something like vodka and no, it wasn’t anything that they would want again.

The handsome and friendly boss was most sympathetic and was very helpful in telling us which items on the menu we should not order since we only wanted the ones that were gluten-free. There were a couple that we wanted but he said that they used some Korean sauce and he was not sure whether we should go ahead or not.

The bibimbap (RM10.90)…

Loco bibimbap

…was fine so we ordered that. The two ladies, being so into anything and everything Korean, enjoyed it very much but if you asked me, I would just say it was all kim chi – it drowned out the taste of everything else and I could neither taste the beef nor the egg…but I ate it, anyway.

The nice waiter wanted to toss it for us but I told him to leave it as I wanted to take a photograph of it and in the end, my girl had the honour of doing it. This was what it looked like once it was done…

Loco Kitchen bibimbap, tossed

…all ready for us to dig in.

We also asked for the seafood pancake (RM8.90)…

Loco Kitchen seafood pancake 1

…and I was wondering why they had the knives on top like that – we do not need them at all, of course, since they had already cut it up into wedges for us.

It was very nice…

Loco Kitchen seafood pancake 2

…for an omelette and at that price, I was not surprised that I could hardly detect the presence of any seafood in it.

The kimchi chicken (RM13.00)…

Loco Kitchen kimchi chicken

…was very nice. They probably added other ingredients in the cooking so the sauce was not all kim chi like the bibimbap and I liked it and the sea cucumber and egg (RM13.00)…

Loco Kitchen sea cucumber & egg

…was very nice too especially with the black vinegar added to it.

The total came up to around RM45.00 for the food and that was only because I ordered too much. I wanted to make sure that my girl could feast on some Korean stuff that she would enjoy a lot before she went back to her school in the jungle…and there was quite a lot leftover so we tapaoed it all home and had them for dinner that day. Otherwise, the bibimbap alone would be enough for lunch for three or to the most, with one other dish along with it.

Well, we left the place happily, my girl especially…and needless to say, when she is happy, I would be very happy too!