Hello, it’s been a week or so and I’m back on updating my blog. Have you noticed the new layout? : )
For the past 2 weeks I’ve been working on the back end of this blog now it’s a brand new site. It’s mobile friendly, you can now read my blog through your fingertips! First post on this new layout is dedicated to Korean food review post.
As I’m not a huge Korean food or k-pop fan, I’m going to introduce you to Bulgogi Brothers!
I was invited over for a food review hosted by friendly PR from Chaswood Group. Ring any bells? Chaswood Group owns other food chains, to name a few; T.G.I Fridays, Italiannies, The Apartment, Malones and more.
The first outlet of Bulgogi Brothers opened in Gang-Nam, south of Seoul, Korea in 2006. The meaning behind Bulgogi means fire meat (“bul” means fire while “gogi” is meat). As I mentioned earlier, I’m not a fan of Korean food the reason I decided to join this food review was after reading the reviews from other bloggers and food critique plus, I was keen to try the unique heart shaped meat known as “Unyangsik Bulgogi” after viewing postings from others. So here I am at their latest outlet in Mid Valley.
Upon arrival and seated, we were served with Bulgogi side dishes also known as the welcome dish.
Tea of the day we had Brown Rice Tea which is made of roasted brown rice. Traditionally it’s used for medical purposes as brown rice is known for blood circulation, motion sickness, shortness of breath, and blood sugar levels.
The complimentary welcome dish was served with Edamame, sweet potato and corn. Followed by refillable side dish of mashed pumpkin with cucumber, carrot and sweet potato in addition 6 other side dishes.
Next up, complimentary soup of the day was Sweet Potato Soup with glutinous rice, it was delicious. I believe not many liked sweet potato but you would fancy a bowl at Bulgogi Brothers. Smooth thick texture with a sweet tone. These welcome dishes had opened up my appetite for the day.
hint: spotted the heart shape bulgogi on the paper? that’s “Unyangsik Bulgogi” the one I’ve mentioned earlier.
First dish, Spicy Chicken Maekjeok, RM 20.90
Chicken and vegetables skewers sauteed with sweet and spicy sauce. Crispy chicken, it goes well with rice or as a starter. This was everyone’s favourite on the table.
Second dish, Dak Galbi Bulgogi, RM 29.90
Juicy chicken thighs marinated over 6 hours in special bulgogi sauce, served with rice cakes and a medley of vegetables.
There are two methods of eating it, you can wrap the meat with lettuces garlic and onions or pair it with bancang (kimchi) for fusion style.
At Bulgogi Brothers to ensure quality control of their food, they have a special machine to check acidity, saltiness or sweetness in their kitchen. Their meat includes fruits like kiwi juice, pear or apple etc which marinate the meat flavor without adding sugar hence, it’s always fresh. We let the expert to do the grilling, as we were told each bulgogi have slight different technique in grilling. For this one, the staff first placed the onions, mushrooms and garlic on the hot plate before the meat.
Haemul pajeon (seafood pancake), RM 27
A “must have” Korean-style pancake with seafood and green onions. This is a simple Korean dish but the technique in making this pancake is impressive. The foundation of the pancake are made up of green onions as it’s main ingredients before placing seafood over it.
The key highlight, Bulgogi Bibimbab, RM 29.90
A popular Korean rice mixed with sliced beef and vegetables served with special spicy sauce. Again, with the staff expertise after training in Korea for a couple of months, we allow the staff to demonstrate special technique in mixing the rice.
Everyone gets a fair share of well mixed ingredients from the rice rice , with 7 different types of mostly imported vegetables and beef slices.
We had two different type of soup where everyone on the table adores, rich in flavour and aroma.
Haemul Doenjang Jjigae, RM26.90
Slow cooked doenjang broth or soybean stew, served with shrimps, soft shell crab and vegetables. Served with rice. This one is my favorite, rich is seafood taste it’s delicious and goes well with the plain rice.
Kimchi Jjigae, RM 22.90
Korean stew made from spicy Kimchi paste, tofu, rice cakes and sliced beef brisket. I don’t take too spicy stuff, for me the level of this soup is spicy however tolerable, some mentioned it’s level of spiciness is mild. Guess it depends on individuals.
At the end of the meal, guest will be served with Plum tea on the house, which is sweet and fragrant and rich in vitamines. We were told that it is good for our tongue after the BBQ and for digestion. Very thoughtful of Bulgogi Brothers, Plum tea is served chilled and must be taken after the meal.
The ambience of the restaurant is slightly dim and relaxing, it allows you to enjoy the good food while having a good time with your companion. Located opposite of Old Town White Coffee and same row as Daiso and Celebrity Fitness.
Lot T-013B, 3rd Floor,
Mid Valley Megamall,
MidValley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, KL.
Tel: 03 2282 3413
Business Hours: Open daily from 11am till 11pm
Facebook: Bulgogi Brothers Malaysia