I have been going around in search of good food at Mont Kiara lately. There are many Korean restaurants and the one that caught my attention when I had my lunch at Little Korea was Uncle Jang Korean Restaurant. If you have been to Maybank, Mont Kiara, it is hard to miss this huge advert board with a bald man smiling at you. Yes, that’s Uncle Jang.
Unlike the other Korean restaurants around, Dak-Galbi is Uncle Jang’s specialty. Dak-Galbi is a popular South Korean dish generally made by stir-frying marinated diced chicken in chili pepper paste based sauce, sliced cabbage, sweet potato, onions and rice cake together on a hot plate.
The minimum order for Dak-Galbi is for 2 person with a choice of either Hot Spicy or Normal. As we were not sure how spicy “hot spicy” would be, we decided to go with a hot spicy and a normal flavour. And oh boy, we made the correct decision. Even though we had mixed 1 portion of hot spicy and another normal, our Dak-Galbi was very spicy.
To start, we were first given an apron each, a box of tissue papers and a bottle of cold water. Then the whole cooking process began.
First, the hot plate was first heated up, then the marinated diced chicken, sliced cabbage, sweet potato, onions, rice cake and chili pepper paste based sauce were all thrown in and mixed together.
After stiring a few times, the noodles (ramen) was also mixed together. By this time, the smell were so intensed, that I found myself sneezing. I don’t really know what triggered me to sneeze a lot that night, but I think it has got to do with the spice they had in the sauce.
We also added come cheese and when it was finally ready, the cook just left everything on the hot plate leaving it warm for us and went on to another table to start the cooking process all over again.
A coupled of other small servings such as kim chi, salads, onions, garlics and etc. were also given.
Overall, our dinner was okay. The only thing which I am upset about this place is their ventilation system. People were sneezing and coughing a lot thanks to the smell in the restaurant.
The Gist of it:
Uncle Jang Korean Restaurant
Address: No 11-3, Jalan Solaris 1, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Mon : 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm / 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tue : 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Wed – Fri : 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm / 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sat – Sun : 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
GPS Coordinates: N3 10.448 E101 39.607