I had my first Hallyu fever when I was still on high school. It’s a huge hit in Malaysia and the Korean Drama ‘Winter Sonata’ was all everyone talks about. Thinking back, it was a rather slow and draggy drama, but if you ask me what I like about that drama is that it is filled with beautiful sceneries. Since then, I got hooked with those lengthy Korean dramas.
One of my all time favourite would be ‘Jewel in The Palace’. It is a costume historical Korean drama that tells the story in the palace and it featured a lot of traditional Korean food. Each time I watched that drama, I’ll crave for Korean food.
And speaking of Korean food I’ve tried plenty and here’s sharing with you an authentic Korean food outlet in Quill City Mall, Sopoong.
Sopoong served a variety of authentic Korean food and below is some of their bestsellers.
The dishes offered here in Sopoong.
Bulgogi, RM19.90. Bulgogi is actually grilled marinated sliced beef. I love these. They are thinly sliced, perfectly marinated and grilled to perfection. It wasn’t chewy and was very juicy.
Kimchi Jiigae, RM15.90 is spicy kimchi soup. This one is pretty rich and spicy with a tad of sweetness to it. Good on it’s own or accompanied by steamed rice.
Dakgalbi, RM18.90 is a popular Korean dish generally made by stir-frying marinated diced chicken in a chili pepper paste based sauce, and sliced cabbage, sweet potato, scallions, onions, perilla leaves, and rice cake together on a hot plate.These stir fried marinated chicken pieces are cooked to perfection. Absolutely delicious and I definitely wouldn’t mind another round of it in the nearest future.
Bulgogi Dolsot Bibimbap, RM22.90. Basically this is a Korean mixed rice dish topped with sliced marinated beef. Highly recommended to those who love rice.
Dolsot Bibimbap, RM15.90. A more economical version of Korean mixed rice. Unlike the Bulgogi Dolsot Bibimbap, Dolsot Bibimbap does not have sliced beef on top of it. Taste-wise, it is still superb without the additional beef slices.
Japchae. Japchae is a Korean dish made from sweet potato noodles stir fried in sesame oil with vegetables and flavoured with soy sauce, and sweetened with sugar. It is served garnished with sesame seeds and slivers of chili. This dish is typically served at Korean parties and special occasions,with seasonal vegetables added. Japchae is most commonly served as a side dish, but feel free or order it as one of your mains.
Gimbab. Gimbap is a popular Korean dish made from steamed white rice and various other ingredients, rolled in sheets of dried laver seaweed and served in bite-size slices. One could easily mistake Gimbal for sushi. But I assure you that they are two different things though they look similar. Whereas the essence of Japanese sushi is vinegared rice, Gimbap does not use rice vinegar but rather sesame oil.
Sopoong offers plenty of Korean food at fraction of the price, you may want to give this a go should you crave for some good Korean food.
LG-13A, Lower Ground Floor
Quill City Mall
Contact: 03 2602 3779
Business hours: 10am to 10pm