Food for the soul…

Whenever my girl comes home for the weekend, we will try to cook or tapao something that she likes for her to enjoy over the 2/3 days home and also to pack for her to take to her school in the jungle to sustain her over the dreary week there. In the meantime, we would also take her to places where she loves the food a lot for some of what I called in an earlier post, food therapy.

Knowing how she has a soft spot for Korean cuisine, last Saturday, I suggested going to this very nice Korean place in town


After all, we had not been here since November last year but she and the mum did go to Korea in December.

As always, we were served these complimentary refillable ban chan (반찬)…

Ban chan

…or starters/appetisers as soon as we were seated. No prize for pointing out which one I did not touch but I did enjoy the brinjal (extreme left) and the tofu (bottom right).

I was thinking we could order what we had not had on our previous visits but no, my girl insisted on having her favourite dolsot bibimbap, RM20.00 (돌솥비빔밥)…

Dolsot bibimbap

…so of course, what she wants, she gets and they do it really well here, very much to our liking.

My girl heard from a colleague of hers that the gun mandu (군만두) here was really good so of course, we ordered those (RM16.00)…

Gun mandu

…especially considering that she loves those dumplings, especially the pan-fried ones and I must say I would agree with her colleague 100% which, of course, is saying a lot for someone who isn’t really into those things.

We also had the haemul pajeon (해물파전), the Korean seafood pancake (RM28.00)…

Haemui pajeon

…which was nice though personally, I did not think it was anything to get excited about.

We wanted the beef dish, the galbi jjim (갈비찜), RM35.00…

Galbi jjim

…on our previous visit but it was not available so of course, we ordered that this time around. It did not look quite like the photograph in the menu but it was very nice, bursting with flavours. Having said that, I think I prefer the galbi tang (갈비탕), the beef soup that we had before and loved it so very much, good till the very last drop.

The total came up to RM109.00 altogether, inclusive of a jug of iced green tea and no, I would not say it was cheap but yes, we certainly would want to come again, considering how much we enjoy the food here, my girl especially.

KIMCHEE KOREAN BAR.BQ (2.296883,111.825859) is located on the first floor in the block of shops to the right of the Old Sing Kwong Supermarket (Kin Orient Plaza) along Jalan Tun Abang Hj Openg.