Thursday, 1 October 2015

Taste Gallery @ Bandar Mahkota Cheras

Taste Gallery @ Bandar Mahkota Cheras

I have moved to Bandar Sungai Long due to the relocation of UTAR from Setapak to Bandar Sungai Long. After I moved to here, I started to hunt food around this area. I found a cafe, Taste Gallery which is listed in top 10 restaurant in Bandar Mahkota Cheras. This cafe is also recommended by my other friends here.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Gangnam 88 @ Sunway Giza Mall, Kota Damansara

Gangnam 88 @ Sunway Giza Mall, Kota Damansara

Oppa Gangnam Style! I think no one doesn't know about this song by PSY from Korea. Yeah, I'm going to blog about a Korean restaurant today. Gangnam 88 is located at the centre of Sunway Giza Mall. However it's not easy to be noticed because it's at first floor of the building. But if you know De' then it's just right above.

When you stepped in the lift, you can see a big logo of Gangnam 88.

The varieties of the menu is quite wide. We were first served with 7 banchan (sides dishes). The side dishes is just normal and not really authentic.

Dwaeji Galbi Large RM49
(Small RM33)
Dwaeji Galbi is one of my favorite among so many BBQ items due to its right ratio of sweetness and saltiness. This is also the recommended dish on the menu and they claim that the recipes of the sauce is from South Korea Jeju Island restaurant. The doneness  of the meat is also just right and tender.

There are so many types of lettuce in the market, and I like this kind the most. The lettuce is also very fresh.

Dak Galbi Large RM49
(Small RM33)
The Dak Galbi is quite different to the one that we usually eat like in Uncle Jang or most Dak Galbi restaurants. It's not stir fried to dry but has much sauce and served with Udon noodle. It's served in a small pot on small stove to keep the warmth of the dish. I think it tastes quite not bad and good to eat with a bowl of rice but I still prefer the Dak Galbi that we usually eat which is more fragrant.

Osam Bulgogi RM45
Osam actually means squid in Korean and so Osam Bulgogi is squid mixed with pork belly. It's served with varies vegetables and also good to be served with rice too. It won't be very spicy, even though the color appears to be very spicy.

Every main dishes above also come with rice and steamed egg.
Ramyun RM15.80
 Actually Ramyun is really my favorite food all the time, but it's still unhealthy to eat so often. So we just order one to be shared.

Kimchi Pajeon RM29.80

The boss recommended me this Kimchi Pajeon (Kimchi pancake). However I think it is not really nice, as I think that it's too thick and it's quite sour for my liking. It is served with wasabi and soy sauce. Is it common to eat it this way? I don't know, because it's the first time I eating this way.

Beer Chicken RM50

Beer Chicken is the best seller on the menu. So we decided to give it a try. It's prepared with Gangnam 88's secret recipe of herbs and spices. The chicken is served as shown in the picture above, and then their staff will cut it into pieces for you on the spot. So never worry of dirtying your hand to cut it yourself. It's called Beer Chicken but actually I don't taste any beer. Perhaps they overcooked it and hence the texture is quite dry, but if it's eaten with the mustard-mayo-like sauce then it balances up the moisture of the meat.

Steamed Egg
Complimentary Steamed Egg that comes with the main dishes. Too bad that the bottom part of the egg is a little bit burnt.

Citrus Tea RM7.20
 Quite appetizing drinks, with right ratio of sourness and sweetness.

Ice Hazelnut Latte RM10.80
Hazelnut Blended RM11.80
 The coffee drinks are not really nice. Not really recommended to order coffee drinks.

They also sell some ice-cream imported from Korea. When I was just taking photo of it, then the boss offered me to choose one for free. This is basically a frozen milkshake in a soft pack, the taste is not bad, but a bit too sweet for me as I'm not so into sweet food.

See those hats hung on the wall? It's actually for sale.

Overall I think the food is at decent level, but the drinks is so so only. Choice wise, they provide a wide varieties of food on menu.The boss are all youngster Korean. Their English maybe not be that fluent, but are all very friendly. If I have chance I will revisit this restaurant to support them, as I myself actually also wish to run my own restaurant in the future. 

Recommended dish(es): Dwaeji Galbi, Osam Bulgogi

All items are subjected to 6% GST. No service charge.

Taste: 7/10
Ambiance: 7.5/10
Service: 9/10
Hygiene: 8.5/10
Value For Money: 7.5/10
Overall: 7.5/10

Disclaimer: All the comments above are solely based on my taste buds and based on the food that I have tasted but not the overall food. I don't get any profit from any party. If I provide the wrong information or if you have any recommended dishes, please let me know. Thanks.


Gangnam 88 @ Sunway Giza Mall, Kota Damansara

Sunway Giza Mall,
Jalan PJU 5/14, Dataran Sunway,
Kota Damansara, 47810
Petaling Jaya

GPS Coordinate: 3.151008, 101.591715

Business Hours11.30am - 1.00am
Phone Number: 03 - 6151 6488

Other Branch(es):
Gangnam 88 @ Solaris Mont Kiara 
No. 1-1, Jalan Solaris 3, Solaris Mon’t Kiara
Off Jalan Kiara,
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Phone Number: 03 - 6206 5888
GPS Coordinate: 3.175104, 101.659754

Facebook: Gangnam 88
Instagram: Gangnam 88

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Just Seafood @ Sunway Giza Mall, Kota Damansara

Just Seafood @ Sunway Giza Mall, Kota Damansara 

Recently I saw many people is sharing about this restaurant only I realized I left out this blog since few months ago. Just Seafood is strategically located at the center of Sunway Giza Mall. Most of the people might think: "Oh seafood, steam it!". Actually seafood is perfect to be barbecued too. It brings up another kind of fragrance of seafood, but at the same time maintaining the taste of seafood itself. Don't worry to get the whole body full of the smoke smell from BBQ because everything is done in the kitchen and served to you at the table.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Windmill Restaurant @ Bandar Baru Klang, Klang

Windmill Restaurant @ Bandar Baru Klang, Klang

This was for the birthday celebration of my brother. He always opts for Western cuisine instead of other cuisines. We were lazy to travel so far to The Ship, so I suggested Windmill Restaurant because it's much nearer. It might not as popular as The Ship, but in Klang area, this is considered a quite old and famous Western restaurant. It has been established since 1999. It's very easy to be spotted and recognized by its windmill outside the restaurant.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

The Lobsterman Homarus Americanus @ SS2, Petaling Jaya

The Lobsterman Homarus Americanus @ SS2, Petaling Jaya

Sorry for the late blog. This is actually the blog for Mother's day celebration. Errr isn't that long lah, just around 2 months ago lol. 

Thursday, 25 June 2015

KyoChon 1991 @ Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur

KyoChon 1991 @ Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur

KyoChon 1991 is located @ Level 1, Pavilion. There is 1991 in the name is because it has been established since 1991 in Korea. "Kyo" literally means enlightenment/wisdom and "Chon" means village. It has more than 1000 restaurants worldwide and there is 3 branches in Malaysia. 

Monday, 22 June 2015

東京廚房 Tokyo Kitchen @ Sunway Pyramid, Bandar Sunway

東京廚房 Tokyo Kitchen @ Sunway Pyramid, Bandar Sunway

I visited this restaurant very long time ago but never revisit due to its relatively higher price compared to most of the chain Japanese restaurant like Sushi Zanmai, Sushi Tei and etc. It's not really expensive or perhaps I should say the others are cheap. Until recently I saw deal on Groupon so I decided to give it another try.