Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Zen Korean BBQ Restaurant @ Ampang Korean Town

In my previous post, I mentioned about the post-exam cheat meals I had. Well, Korean food is one main culprit in the list. No regrets though because this Korean restaurant that I'm going to blog about is certainly the best among the many that I've visited. Yeap, I think it even beats Daorae, the famous Korean restaurant chain in Malaysia. Even the Mr. Lim Korean Restaurant at Desa Sri Hartamas with many good reviews didn't live up to my expectations (just realised I haven't blogged about it). But this Zen Korean Restaurant is the bomb. Love every single food here even the side dishes. Not one of it lets me down. Gained one or two kilograms as a result of the exorbitant amount of food that I've had in the past few days but you only lived once right? Will lose those fat once I hit the gym.

Zen Korean BBQ Restaurant is above Shin Shun Mi Korean Supermarket.

If I show this picture to people, they would all think that I was in Korea with the background view of shop signages in Korean words.

Quiet because it was a weekday.


 First thing first, what would Korean BBQ be without their signature soybean paste, garlic and green chiliies. All of these are meant to be wrapped with fresh lettuce (plus the bbq meat) and eaten in a single bite.

 And also not to missed out, the Korean side dishes! 10 sides dishes in total.

Clockwise: marinated anchovies with peanuts, spinach , marinated white radish and mashed potatoes with hard boiled eggs.

Clockwise: marinated long beans, marinated yellow bean sprouts, kimchi (my favourite, the kimchi they serve is mature kimchi with sourish fermented taste) and firm tofu with yellow sauce (taste like kunyit).

Up: me and hubby's favourite! Onion pancakes! 
Below: brocolli and cauliflower mix.

We even refilled the side dishes. Just can't get enough. =)

 BBQ chicken sprinkled with sesame seeds and served on a hot plate! Love this, the chicken was cut into bite-sized pieces and very tender. 

Hubby's Kimchi Jjigae. It is very well done with the right amount of spiciness and sourness.

 My favourite steamed egg! Super hot when it was served so my tongue got burnt a bit! Always happens with Korean steamed egg. Haha.

 BBQ Pork Belly marinated with red pepper sauce. Awesomelicious with the right proportion of belly fat and lean meat. It was marinated with the house red pepper sauce (gochujang) hence the flavourful taste and goes well with lettuce wraps.

 Hubby said this is my gluttony face. =D =D =D

 Look at my contented face to be fed with this much of food.


Both of us would strongly recommend their BBQ pork belly and chicken. There are so many other dishes that we would like to try on our next visit. Their bibimbap looks tempting too! Ahhh my love for Korean food will never die.

Ampang Putra Residency, 14-L2, Jalan Ampang Putra, Taman Putra Sulaiman, Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 68000 (Same row as Shin Chon Korean Military Soup)

Mon. 18:00-22:30
Tue.-Sun. 12:30-14:30 (Lunch)
Tue.-Sun. 18:00-22:30 (Dinner)



Henry Tan said...

yum yum korean food! but why the shop no ppl except u all one? haha

sally said...

Never really try korean food before ><