Korean cuisine are becoming popular in Malaysia. In Kuala Lumpur, you will find many Korean restaurants in Sri Hartamas. Meanwhile, in Selangor, a great number of Korean restaurant are located in Ampang. It is very common to find barbeque dishes in Korean cuisines. Customers may order a variety of ingredients to barbeque, such as chicken fillets, pork and beef.
Each serving of meat comes with onions, mushrooms and potatoes. So while barbecuing your meat, remember to barbeque the rest with the meat. If you prefer the chef to cook it for you, feel free to do so. In fact, let them cook it for you as they are more experienced.
The meat has not been marinated earlier, therefore sauces and some salt and pepper are needed to enhance the taste.
Whilst, the Korean barbeque are very popular among the locals here, but do you know that barbeque are not the only thing that have in the Korean cuisine? In fact, Hong Park Sa is famous for it’s Samgyetang (Ginseng Chicken Soup). Samgyetang is tradisionally served in the summer. As this Korean soup is packed with healthy nutrients, Koreans usually have it during the hot summers in Korea. The special thing about this soup is that, a whole young chicken is stuffed with glutinous rice and boiled in a broth of Korean ginseng, dried dates, garlic, ginger and other herbs. To enjoy this dish better, the chicken should be broken up to release the glutinous rice into the soup.
Traditional Korean meals are noted for their arrays of banchan (side dishes) and Kimchi is the most common side dish, in Korean cuisine. There are a variety of ways to enjoy Kimchi. Fresh Kimchi, a month’s old or maybe longer Kimchi, Kimchi soup, Brewed Kimchi and etc.
There are no fixed number of side dishes and as Banchan are served in small portions, it is meant to be finished at each meal and customers may request for more during the meal if not enough.
Children are not left out here too. Kids may order their kid’s set which, I personally think that it’s portion is huge. Rice, chicken, potatoes, nugget and sausages served with a plate of salad with fruits.
This is one healthy meal.
We did had a little trouble looking for Hong Park Sa as their restaurant is labelled with Korean words. It’s Chinese and English words are a little bit too small to be spotted on if you are driving. It is located at the shophouses opposite the main Ampang police station.
The Gist of it:
Korean Restaurant (Hong Park Sa) – Tradisional Ginseng Chicken Soup
Address: G-20, Jalan Sulaiman 3, 68000 Ampang Jaya, Selangor.
Telephone: 03-4270 3459 / 017-395 1157 / 016-670 2459