Parking lot…

It was a bit quiet around here on the 2nd day of the Gawai Dayak Festival, a public holiday here in Sarawak, and we were driving around trying to think of what to eat for lunch and we saw a parking lot available in this part of town where parking can be such a pain.

So it was, therefore, that we ended up here

Daksemari

…for one of the set lunches available at only RM7.90 each. Out of curiosity (and I think somebody did ask me once what it meant), I asked the girl the meaning of their Korean name. She told me something in Mandarin but unfortunately, I could not get what she said. I did use google translate to find out and the Mandarin characters mean three chickens (probably referring to the three of them running the place) and with the Korean ones, I got “chicken chowder” though I do not see any relevance.

On our previous visit, we noticed that they are serving set lunches now and one can also order from their à la carte list and it seems that they have different sets on different days, two per day. They have this on Fridays…

Daksemari Friday set lunch option 1

…and my missus ordered that…

Daksemari Friday option 1, served

…and it came with this bowl of complimentary corn and egg soup…

Daksemari corn & egg soup

She said it was very nice but I wouldn’t want that as I saw they had chicken nuggets by the side and it was my no-meat Friday.

That, of course, ruled out the other option, the teriyaki chicken…

Daksemari Friday set lunch option 2

My girl ordered their kim chi fried rice (RM9.90)…

Daksemari kim chi fried rice

…and she said it was all right, just that the serving was so huge that she could not finish all of it. Of course, I did not help her lick the  plate clean – I am no fan of kim chi and no, I don’t think I would ever want to order that. There was another bowl of the complimentary soup and it probably was for what I had but I just let her have it – she likes soup to go with what she eats.

So what did I have myself that day? I ordered their golden salted egg fish (RM9.90) and plain rice (RM1.00)…

Daksemari golden salted egg fish & rice

…to go with it. I don’t know what fish they used…

Daksemari golden salted egg fish, inside

…but the coating was so crusty and so delicious that it did not really matter. I loved it!

Yes, lunch was good and yes, we would want to drop by again for more…if we can find a parking lot, that is.

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.

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