There might not be fancy slick furniture’s or sophisticated equipped tabletop grills like many other Korean BBQ joints, but this place is almost always full and packed with patrons. If you are looking for a good Korean charcoal barbecue fix, then look no further. This one here is considerably well round up with all the classics including delicious spicy pork, seafood, and marinated chicken alongside appetising banchans.
Although slightly disappointed when it comes to the lack of variety on banchans, the variety of BBQ dishes and ala carte dishes easily make up the shortages. And to very honest, the sides are not the best of varieties but that has never been the highlight here. it is always their gills that steals the limelight.
And while there may not be supreme quality cuts of meat, be rest assured that they are all very fresh. Sliced Pork Belly (RM 25) is probably the best seller. And for that ultimate porky experience, go for the Gochujang Sam Gyeop Sal (RM 28). The spicy marination combined with those juicy fats and tender lean meat makes every chunk fantastic.
Don’t forget the fresh baby octopus. For those who like that sweet freshness from strips of octopus tentacles can order the Jjuggumi Sutbul Galbi (RM 27). Charcoal burn contributes very little to the earthy char because octopus cooks very quickly before getting the char flavour. Instead, look forward to taste the freshness of this cephalopod species.
And making sure that they are up to the latest favourite of Korean food lovers, they also have cheese on the menu. That’s right, any food lover would know of this ongoing trend now. But as much as i enjoyed the strings of melted cheese, we have seriously reached peak melted cheese trend so please wake me up when the hype has passed okay?
Spicy rice balls (RM 23) are getting popular but the thing about this one here is the standard serving size. Which obviously, would require more people to share it. Unless of course if you are a big eater. White rice mix with aromatic seaweed and delicious spicy sauce is so good if anyone is a lover for spicy food, this is your fix. Press it into your desired ideal size, eat it as it is or even give it a quick grill at the BBQ pit. Otherwise ask for the less fancy staple- Korean white rice (RM 5) for a heftier price.
I am surprise the stews aren’t as spicy as I thought it is, and it’s a good thing because the heat from the boiling hot pot plus the already heated up grill upon us already got me thinking about bingsu down the road before I’m even finished with the meal. But hey, if not then there is always your Korean booze to go with it (we had the rice wine).
Occupying the corner lot, there are plenty of seats semis alfresco but unless it is a cool day, it does not quite matter whether it’s is indoor or outdoor.
SaeMaEul charcoal BBQ is a chain restaurant and is located at several locations. This one is at their popular outlet Solaris Mont Kiara at :
1, Jalan Solaris 4,
Solaris Mont Kiara,
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +60 16-209 2100
Business Hour: Monday – Saturday (3:30pm- 2am), Sunday 3:30pm- 12am
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