Wednesday 28 June 2017

Arirang Korean BBQ Restaurant @ Bandar Putra, Kulai

Arirang Korean BBQ Restaurant @ Bandar Putra, Kulai

Looking for authentic Korean food? If you don't mind to travel 30 minutes from Johor Bahru, Arirang Korean BBQ Restaurant could definitely surprise you with their tasty Korean cuisine. Arirang located in Bandar Putra, Kulai, not far away from the Hutan Bandar Kulai. Despite its remote location, the restaurant is quite crowded with patrons on a Saturday night.

As usual, side dishes were served first. I am always delighted to see the table filled up with various side dishes of different colours, this is one of the best parts about Korean food. The cold yet attractive side dishes definitely open up our appetite prior to the commencement of heavy meaty meal. Although the side dishes are refillable, please slightly resist from having too much of side dishes and save some space for the main course. 

Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup is a heart and stomach warmer especially during cold rainy day. We had the soup in Chinese way (i.e. have the soup with some of the chicken meat) and the Korean owner actually corrected us, he came forward and cut the chicken into pieces using soup spoon, mixed the glutinous rice stuffed in the chicken well with the soup, making it look more like porridge, so that we able to taste every single ingredient in the soup.

We opted for bean paste soup instead of the normal kimchi soup and its taste has indeed surprised us. It tasted savoury with the fragrance of fermented bean, very good to go with rice. 

Another not-to-missed dish -- seafood pancake. It is at its best when served hot. 

Here come the leading role in our set meal. The barberque meat was personally grilled by the Korean owner outside the restaurant, so we can enjoy the barbeque meat in a non-smoky environment. If you think Korean BBQ is best to be eaten with the grilling in front of you, you can still walk to the outdoor and have a chit-chat with the Korean owner while seeing him grilling the meat for you. 

The BBQ meat are well marinated and grilled to perfection I would say, you can eat the meat alone or wrap it with the lettuce and the add some of the bean sauce and garlic, which is less sinful and with diversified texture.

Address : Arirang Korean BBQ Restaurant
7505, Jalan Enggang 19, Bandar Putra
81000 Kulaijaya

Business Hour : 10am - 11pm
Tel : 07-590 8744

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Brazzo Restaurant & Lounge @ Taman Ponderosa, Johor Baru

Brazzo Restaurant & Lounge @ Taman Ponderosa, Johor Baru

Had been to Brazzo in Jalan Serampang for dinner before and this round we tried Brazzo in Taman Ponderosa for lunch. We were told that Brazzo has been offering affordable lunch sets during weekdays for workers who intend to have a quick and decent lunch. 

Pork Sausage
Some of the dishes in the lunch set menu are also available in dinner menu, but the prices are much lower. I ordered my favourite pork sausage, comprising three pieces of sausage, mashed potato and salad. The sausage is topped with the specially made sauce, dark in colour but sweet and sour in taste, which is very refreshing to match with the meaty dish.

Grilled Chicken Thigh
Grilled Chicken Thigh is one of the Brazzo's signature. It is paired with french fries and salad. Smart choice to have chicken thigh for this dish, as it is very tender and smooth, slightly grilled to perfection and topped with the fruity tasted sauce. The french fries has added a brownie point too, crispy on the outside and soft in the inside, we ate it with the grilled chicken sauce instead of chillies sauce, which were perfectly matched too.

As we visited the restaurant on a special occasion, the brownie was given as a complimentary dessert. perfectly ended our lunch.

Address : Brazzo Restaurant & Lounge
10G, Jalan Ponderosa 2/1, 
Taman Ponderosa
81100 Johor Baru

Business Hour : Mon - Sat  12pm - 1am
Tel : 07-351 3034