Ladies’ choice…

It was my wife’s birthday last Saturday so I let her and our girl choose where they would want to go for dinner and of course, the ladies wanted to go to the Korean place…

Daksemari Korean BBQ

…here for the eat-all-you-can barbecue buffet dinner…

Eat-all-you-can barbecue buffet

…that we checked out not too long ago and liked a lot

Golden piggies

We also asked my Sibu brother-in-law and his missus to join us, five of us altogether.

It appears that now they have set lunches and also an Γ  la carte menu that you can order from…

Daksemari lunch sets and a la carte menu

…but no, we were quite happy to just go for the buffet.

Most of the tables here would be just nice for 3 or 4 people and there are some for large groups so in the end, we were seated at the sole table for 5 by the door, right below the air conditioner and with the cold wind blowing straight ahead, I could feel the heat and was feeling most uncomfortable and was sweating profusely all night long. My girl also grumbled that she could feel some sprinkling of water from the air conditioner above our heads.

The buffet spread was more or less the same as what they had on our previous visit. They still had the eggs that I enjoyed a lot…


…and this time around, they only had one choice of sushi…


– there were two the last time around.

I think they did not have the sandwiches…


…before but I would not think those were anything to shout about and I was wishing they could have a few different dishes at least, no need for too many – after all, they do have quite a selection on their Γ  la carteΒ menu.

My missus went and took the meat, plain…

Meat, plain

…and marinated…

Meat, marinated

…and I did get some of the prawns…


…though there were just a couple of big ones while the rest were all rather small. I did not bother to take the fish – I think they were sardines but they were so small that they looked like herrings to me. I shouldn’t have bothered taking these crustaceans either as this hard-shell variety has a somewhat strong smell and is not all that nice and because they were so small, most of them, it really was not worth the trouble peeling and eating.

Once we had everything we wanted, we were ready to roll…

Let's start cooking

…and we waited and waited but the meat slices did not look like they were cooking at all so we called for help and one of the girls came and did something to rekindle the fire below and left. Still we waited and waited – the previous time, we managed to cook everything so fast and had to be quick so as not to burn everything we had on the hot plate.

I asked the guy this time and he came and removed the gas canister inside the grill and replaced it with a new one and everything was all right after that. Darn!!! They should have done that the first time we informed them that there was a problem.

For dessert, they had watermelon and honey dew and these slices of cheese sponge cake…

Cheese sponge cake

…and we also had the ice cream but trying to scoop our selected flavours out of the containers in the freezer was such a chore. They were all so very hard – I suspect they switch off the electricity at night and turn it back on in the morning and that is how the ice cream became more like ice, no cream.

Perhaps the novelty had worn off and we thought we enjoyed ourselves a lot more the first time around but it was quite obvious whether we would come here again or not would not make a difference – the place was packed to the brim which comes as no surprise at all with the current trend these days where most everybody is so into everything and anything Korean.

DAKSEMARI KOREAN BBQ (2.287332, 111.826574) is located at No. 8, Jalan Chew Geok Lin (formerly Old Street) that leads straight to the Tua Pek Kong 7-storey Pagoda Temple.


Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

14 thoughts on “Ladies’ choice…”

  1. Happy belated birthday to your wife! If the price is reasonable and taste of the food is ok I believe it will be popular because people like to eat at buffets. More choices and can eat as much as you like.

    Price is ok, RM31.90 for old people, RM37.90 for adult. For one thing, it’s Korean – we have a few here now and they all seem to do very well, everyone is so into it…except me, perhaps. 😦

  2. I think I see some Prosciutto in there! And I love the three golden pigs. πŸ™‚ The presentations are very nice.

    I thought the pigs looked cute too.

  3. Looks like the eggs & cheese sponge cake is suitable for me only. So cute the 3 piggys.

    Not into Japanese either? My girl loves sushi but I don’t think she had any of those that night – probably too ordinary, something like the ones you get at the sushi stalls at the malls.

  4. Buffet is a nice way to celebrate a birthday. I love and miss buffet.

    The cheese sponge cake looked good. Soft and rich.

    Happy belated birthday to your missus. Wish her good health, happiness and wisdom.

    Thank you. Wisdom? Hmmm…a better memory would be in order – seems rather forgetful these days, can’t remember many things. 😦 The cake was all right – only my in-laws and I had some.

  5. Happy birthday to your missus.

    Wow…so cheap over there. Worth it.

    Thanks. Cheap eh? Would be worth it for many, I guess but we old folks do not eat that much at one go, would not have gone if not for the birthday.

  6. A happy birthday to your wife. The food looks very good. Nowadays, though, I cannot get my money’s worth at the all-you-can eat places.

    Thank you. Me neither. Would not go for buffets usually but it was a special occasion and since the ladies love Korean, majority rules.

  7. I do love a good Korean barbeque!

    I had a really good one in Auckland, New Zealand…and they had those suction pumps so you would not leave the place smelling like all the meat you had been barbecuing on the grill.

  8. Korean buffet is not cheap.. but like your missus and your girl, my kids also love Korean, much more than me.. I prefer Thai or Japanese food anytime. πŸ™‚

    I would very much prefer Thai, ok with Japanese – like it more than Korean. Can consider quite cheap…and especially if we convert to USD, less than $10 per person. Bet you can’t find this kind of prices there.

  9. Happy Belated Birthday to your missus… Have not gone for buffet for quite sometimes, now can’t eat much as last time younger time….

    You? But you are not as old as I am, I’m sure! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the birthday wish.

  10. Ah, your two ladies are Korean fans πŸ™‚ Quite disappointing that the first server did not notice that the gas canister was empty.

    Dunno. Maybe there was a little left and they insisted that we used up all of it? I was quite pissed off and would have blown my top but the ladies never like me making a scene in public so I behaved. πŸ˜€

  11. A belated birthday wishes to your wife. The harden ice-cream is totally unacceptable. It is something I take seriously because my boys will go for that first in any buffets πŸ˜€

    It’s a shame it is not as smooth going this time around but it is the thought and company that matters the most on her birthday. A belated Happy Birthday to your wife again πŸ™‚

    Thank you. I guess so, just that we could have gone some place else, not Korean but nicer…and cheaper and enjoy ourselves a lot more.

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