we'll never tire ourselves of samgyeopsal-gui.
as a Korean food enthusiast, it seems to be taking forever for me to muster the time to learn kimchi-making skills, but i made sure we never ran out of it - always on top of the to-get list on our groceries runs. maybe it's safe to say i'm good at cooking kimchi fried rice? that's the extent of my kimchi-related skill but just thinking about it now is making my mouth water.
we've also prepared budae-jjigae (army stew) at home, lots of meat! for a time period it was all we had - once a week or more - gained some weight til we got tired of it.
all good now - we've recovered from that meaty phase...
occasional indulgence at home aside - we found this restaurant in Eat Paradise, an area tucked in the hidden alley of 1Utama mall (top floor, Isetan, walk further in til you see the sake bar & you'll see it). we live in the part of the country where it's almost impossible to find a restaurant serving/displaying pork so boldly in a mall, let alone a barbecue, so imagine my joy. a happy encounter.
we took the barbecue option (on promotion, free unlimited refill of fresh samgyeopsal & side dishes for 90 mins). i'd say we left with enough meat nutrients to help us stay alive for a month should there be a zombie apocalypse. we'll just drink water til it's a safe new world again.
back to the kimchi matter - i love how this restaurant/home-made kimchi taste so distinctly different from the ones we bought in stores (i'm convinced those are tossed with way too much vinegar). Ken has never been a fan for that reason, also for the fact that those little packs of fermented cabbage are the culprits responsible for the weird smell coming off our fridge at times. i need to get moving & learn how to make some myself, obviously. maybe get that small kimchi fridge i've constantly talked about, if only i have the space for it in our small apartment :)
Location: Won Korean Dining @ Eat Paradise | Bandar Utama F101, First Floor, Isetan One Utama Shopping Centre, Petaling Jaya.