Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Decided to have Korean BBQ today as the weather is rather good after a downpour in the late afternoon. It has been a while since I've come back to this place as I prefer the other Korean BBQ outlet at Taman Pelangi. Food here is more expensive comparatively but ambience wise, this place is excellent for hanging out with colleagues after work or with a group of friends. You sit atop a hill, enjoying the breeze from the sea, alfresco style under a hut and beside a colonial house. A wonderful setting to let time creeps away, as you enjoy the food and company.

Anyway, let's get back to the food. They have lesser varieties on the menu as compared to some of the other Korean BBQ outlets around and they are priced more towards the premium end. In my opinion, the food are relatively ok, not something that will make you go "Wow" or go "Ewwww". It's just in between, neither good nor bad. This being the case, but on weekends you will see alot of Korean expats from our neighbouring country, Singapore dropping by for their dinner, either after a day of swing or shopping.

The complimentary side dishes. You can always ask for more FOC but they are a wee bit salty for my liking.

I only like the kimchi amongst the side dishes.

WoOOoo !! Flaming HOT
The marinated pork which I feel would have been better, if there's some layer of fats in between. It gets kinda dry and chewy when cooked.

You can wrap the meat with lettuce, coupled with Korean bean paste and garlic

Korean pancake with seafood and shallots. It is crispy but soft on the inside, with a generous amount of seafood. Nice !

We ordered a portion of marinated chicken. Feels real heaty after eating all these BBQ stuffs.

Close-up shot

Dining under the hut, with the Johor Straits as a backdrop. Just remember to put on some insect repellent if you decide to dine under the stars. There are alot of mosquitoes buzzing around !

One of the better preserved colonial style buildings in JB but the interior needs some serious rework. I can't even lock the door when I went to the Gents. More effort should have been done to renovate the interior.

Food: 6.5/10
Price: 8/10
Service: 6.5/10 
Conclusion: Being spoilt for choices of Korean BBQ in Johor Bahru, I have definitely tasted better ones around, but nonetheless it's a good place to hang around, whether it's an after-work gathering with your colleagues or your loved ones. Less of the hustle and bustle that one would normally get at a shop outlet.

20, Jalan Skudai
Straits View 80200
Johor Bahru, Johor

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  1. What's the name of the Korean BBQ at Taman Pelangi?

  2. There's quite a few at Tmn Pelangi but the more popular ones are

    - Shik Gaek 食客

    - Kimchi & BBQ (my personal favourite)
    24, Jalan Perang, Tmn Pelangi

  3. What are your recommendation apart from those popular ones for Korean Restaurants in JB?

    1. I would certainly put Kimchi & BBQ at the top of my list. Visited quite a few around JB but my vote still goes to them. Boss is friendly and the food are great. Unless you are targeting specific areas in JB, then I may suggest some that I had tried (some hits and misses).