Thursday, November 27, 2014

688 Korean BBQ Restaurant @ Taman Ampang Hilir

I can find Korean cuisines easily at Ampang Korean Village and mostly all served the same traditional BBQ grilled on the stove with varieties of meats and seems like nothing special. 

Recently, a friend of mine shared this page from Facebook introducing a distinctive Korean restaurant that serves both BBQ and steamboat. From the website, it stated that business opens in May 2014 (which is quite new) and they want to bring this delectable dining experience with both combination in a relax homey environment for customers. 688 Korean BBQ Restaurant use Imported Quality beef from American and lamb from Australia, surely guarantees the quality and worth the value. 




I love the seating arrangement with comfortable dining place and wide area.  Service is impeccable and prompt to your response. Although is BBQ and Steamboat combination, no sweat to enjoy the meal. All the recipe is prepared by their renowned chef, Han Myeong Su  and he can make your meal with different level of  spiciness of your choice to meet your satisfaction.



Getting ready to grill
Surrounds with the Korean egg, Kimchi and garlic on the side.
New addition that is going into the menu soon - Pork Belly Slice

Dak Galbi

Pork Rib

We have almost 10-12 banchan side dishes that includes spicy kimchi, mushroom, cockles, spinach, marinated cucumbers, anchovies, vegetables and Japanese pickles. Good serving and generous portion of the appetizers and unlimited refill as long as you can finish it all. 

We can choose the soup based. These are chicken soup. 

Seafood Soup - Although looks plain, but the taste is really good even before I put in the seafood and other ingredients
Steamboat Couple set for 2 pax (RM 38) -  Fresh and high quality ingredients. Here we can try their Korean homemade sausage roll, handmade fish noodles, handmade fish roll and etc. With this set, we can have two choices of soup - chicken soup and seafood soup

The soup is convenient placed at each seats. We can control the heat and this way is more hygienic as well. 

Compliments to the Fresh lettuce given to wrap the BBQ meats. Those are big sizes
Ala Carte menu choices

The staff will help us to grilled the meat. Starting with the Pork rib meat.


Lots of pictures moments there

Special set menu available




Varieties of sauces - you can combine the sauces of your preference


The seafood is fresh and the choices change from time to time. 

Complimentary drinking water provided and kids cutlery also


Korean Handmade Taufu - RM 15


Absolutely delicate pork rib, juicy and tender. 


Rarely found this sizes..Korean special handmade fish noodle.. 
We ordered additional Korean Ginseng Soup - I wish the taste is stronger with ginseng, somehow it turns out bland.

We move on to grill the pork belly slice. Each pieces is cut into thin slices and only needs 2 minutes to grill it. 


The pork is delightfully crispy and flavourful


The side dishes is cooked and we can start to take it out now before it gets burnt

Dak Galbi ( Chicken Marinated BBQ) RM 35- The chicken meat is grilled to perfection, I felt like eating " Cha Siew" The pork meat is soft, succulent and juicy for every bite.

Free ice cream for every customers who dines in. Just nice to end our meal and cooling down after our BBQ session.

Added on with Special Korean tea for some light digestion

We enjoy the sumptuous meal and the most happy moments is to see the whole table is full of food!!!.. It's our first experience dining in with both combination of BBQ and Steamboat Korean Restaurant. I find it very unique and family with kids can have more choices on the steamboat selection and adults can enjoy the spice from the Kimchi and BBQ dish. 
Thanks again for this food tasting session.


688 Korean BBQ Restaurant 
1-G, Jalan Excella 1, 
Taman Ampang Hilir, 
55100 Kuala Lumpur

Tel : 03-4270 9794

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/yook.palpal?fref=ts


Website : http://688koreanbbq.com/

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Mun Kee Steam Fish Head @ Jinjang Utara

I knew Mun Kee new branch opening at Kepong but not sure on the actual location. I got the phone number from Imbi Branch, I called but no one pick up. So I try asking my friend who are staying in Jalan Ipoh and she told me Mun Kee Restaurant is at Jinjang Utara. I search the google website and found the location, facing the roadside and hubby is very familiar to that area. Told my parents about it and we are heading to a new eatery place.  I have tried numerous time dining in at Imbi Outlet and the food is absolutely great and cheap!

It was raining season and of course I am worried to get a parking and to get the kids down especially. When we reached there, the rain stops and the weather is cooling and we managed to get the side parking, very near to the restaurant. Mun Kee Restaurant is open from 10.30 am to 10pm.  I guess no resting hours. Located at the road side once you turn into Jinjang Utara junction and opposite is the Chinese temple. Clear yellow signage and you won't miss out to notice this restaurant. 

Previously, my hubby said this place is the steamboat restaurant. At 6pm, the place is full of customers and each table order their specialties " Steam Fish". Simple ordinary restaurant without any fancy deco..Actually, it is just like a whole row of food court with other stalls also nearby. No walls, just the high roofs, ample of seats but mostly all taken up . We are talking about the food quality here..I won't mind if no air conditioning, worth visiting for the tasty food. 





Many fan is placed around the area but lack of baby chair. Only 3-4 baby chairs available and all fully occupied. My baby have to sit on my hubby's lap (quite inconvenient) and I hope they can provide more baby chair for family diners like us.




Homemade Tofu with Minced Meat RM 13

My girl finished almost all and left half pieces for me. So you can imagine how good is the taufu is?? I think my parents had one piece of it each before she eat it all..haha..I felt blessed and happy when my girl have the good appetite. Light and soft taufu topped with minced meat.




Steamed "soong yu"with ginger i
Steam Fish (Soong Yu) RM 24

There are few types of steam to choose from - Nyonya Steam, Assam Steam, Minced Ginger Steam, Black Bean Steam and Original Steam. I have tried most of the sauces at Imbi Branch, but I still prefer the ginger steam. The flesh is fresh, steam to perfection and layered with lots of smooth blended ginger. Highly recommended!


Claypot fried eggplant served with salted fish , minced pork and small shrimp RM 20. Aromatic and the eggplant is soft . Perfect blends that makes this dish taste so good.



"Yuk Peng " (Steamed Minched Meat) RM 15.  The yuk peng is mixed with dried cuttlefish. Homemade taste which is my favourite.



Kangkung belacan RM 12

This simple but tasty dish hits all the right notes. Crunchy kangkung with added sambal belacan..I love this



Overall, all dish is delicious that goes well with a bowl of rice. Affordable and family dining place to be.

Huge crowd after 7pm and when we back from our shopping at Jusco, we passed by this area, still many people. So better be early.


Mun Kee Steam Fish Head

Jinjang Utara

Tel : 0122177786

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Occubite @ Quill City Mall

It was our first visit to Quill City Mall, another new mall in town that was so conveniently located attached to the Medan Tuanku Monorail Station. It took me only 8 minutes from the monorail station in Raja Chulan and just walking distance to the entrance of the mall. While waiting for hubby, I take a short tour inside the mall, observing where is the exit, floors plan, escalators and lifts. Each side is placed with lifts and each corner end have escalator. Just the signage is not so clear and the lift does not indicate when it reached, or going up or down. Only have the yellow lights which have the same colour as the lighting. 



Aeon Jusco has opened its doors last month, wide and more space compare to other outlets. I love how they design the kids floors and the supermarket area (clear direction and signage to tell customers what products placed at each lane and the trolley is all new ( seems just like those in ISETAN). Good Job! The kids floor is nicely done with arrangement of the brands accordingly and the toys section is great!

Then, I took the escalator down to LG floor. Here I can find few restaurants and cafes. Sushi King, Dubu Dubu, Fish Manhattan, and etc..Can't decide what to eat..I go up again to Level 1 and saw this banner..showing the set lunch for only RM 9.90 and this restaurant name sounds familiar.." Occubite" (there is one outlet in KL Festival Mall which have been closed down). 

Occubite is offering RM 9.90 super meal lunch set available from 11am to 3 pm and dinner as well from 6pm to 10pm. Valuable lunch set and the serving is reasonable too.They have more varieties of food and not just selling muffins. The staff is friendly and helpful telling us some info about this cafe. Being the first outlet, I find they have improve so much on the menu and all looks interesting




Fish Samurai Burger - The bun is very soft, with large size of the fish fillet. Topped with cheese, cucumber and a slice of tomato. Yummy
Nasi Lemak Rendang Ayam - I ask the staff why we need to wait almost 10 minutes for this. She said all are fresh made. The nasi lemak is ready but the chicken they cook it upon ordering. Delicious meal with spicy sambal, fragrant rice and tender chicken meat.









Array of sweet local kuih..looks tempting



Colourful muffins - "Low Fat, Low Sugar, Less Calories".




We can also choose to top up RM 3 for the choices of drinks - Lemon tea or Apple green tea


Nice packaging for events

Small area but clean and well maintained

Along this stretch where we can find Pizza Hut and KFC, bread stalls and others




Lovely deco with  sweets, candy and muffins in the Christmas festive mood



More shops is opening soon. The staff told me the grand opening is expected to be Jan 2015..This is the near place for me to get down from work by monorail and perhaps I should wait for the Jusco member days sale to grab my stuff...



Occubite

Quill City Mall
2.15 Level 2 ( Above H &M)
Jalan Sultan Ismail


Facebook Link ; https://www.facebook.com/Occubite
Webite : http://www.occubite.com/

Quill City Mall Website: http://www.quillcitymall.com.my/