Sunday, September 2, 2012

Dakgalbi @ Uncle Jang, Solaris Mont Kiara

I know that there are a lot of Korean restaurants in Mont Kiara area as well as the Ampang Korean Village area but I never knew there were this type of food until my friend brought me there few weeks back.

This is Dak Galbi. Dak galbi, also romanized dalk galbi, is a popular South Korean dish generally made by stir-frying marinated diced chicken in a gochujang (chili pepper paste) based sauce, and sliced cabbage, sweet potato, scallions, onions and tteok (rice cake) together on a hot plate.[1] It is a local specialty food for the city of Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, where dak galbi originates. (Sourced from: Wikipedia)

The outlet that I went too is located at Solaris Mont Kiara. They have a few branches at Uncle Jang is located at Puchong and Ampang as well. The one at Solaris is near Soho just above Maybank. Besides it there are also various Korean restaurants as well.

You order the portion of the base as per how many person you dine (you can order lesser than the amount of guests per table) and then you select whether you want normal-spicy or hot-spicy (hot spicy is REALLY spicy!)

And then you choose the side dishes that you would like to have. There were four of us and we ordered a set of dakgalbi for two person (one normal, one hot spicy and it turned out very spicy already!) Then we added side dishes: mushroom, ramen, cheese, egg. I think that's what we ordered because my friend did the ordering. The boss asked if we're sure it's enough only 2 sets but it was enough for the four of us (all females).

My friend mentioned that if we order fried rice it means after we consume half of the dakgalbi, the server will add rice into it and stir fry it and we finish off as fried rice.

 A big 'pan' is placed at every table. 

 Dakgalbi - mainly consist of cabbage, sweet potato, chicken and stir fried in chili paste. The pic above is stir fried with ramen already and topped with cheese. After it's done, you eat it with lettuce provided and fresh garlic and dips. They also provide a salt sorbet kinda drink which my friend said that can cool down the spicyness in your mouth.

Guests will be given a red 'apron' to tie around your neck if you want to put it on.

It was crowded. My friend say sometimes you need to queue for an hour when you go at peak timing. Something different than usual... it will get a bit smoky and hot when they are frying it in front of you. Taste wise is ok. Maybe I wasn't too hungry that day. But I would prefer eating a typical korean meal with hot kimchi soup.

Uncle Jang
11-3, Jalan Solaris 1,
Solaris Mont Kiara,
50480 KL
Tel: 03-62112536