Mar 07 2014
Ok ok.. I heard some of you complaining the constant share of Korean food here in Korea. Fret not, just before I leave, I found an authentic Korean BBQ restaurant in One Ampang Business Avenue. *drum rolls* Allow me to present to you, 잘돼지 (Jal Dae-Ji)!!
For those that are planning to visit, I advise you to make advance booking, the store can be very busy over dinner time, especially weekend. And, don’t be surprise if you are surrounded with Korean.
This shop is truly delicious, even my korean friends would travel from Mont Kiara to Ampang just to have a decent korean meal. I mentioned decent, because unlike franchise korean store, or korean store prepared by foreign workers, Jal Dae-Ji chef, Mr lee aka the boss has a very strict standard in their quality of food.
Nothing beats the Korean beef. Omg… The main thing to take note when you are having this for BBQ is the time and temperature of the grill to bring out the succulent+juicy side of the meat. It will be a great waste, if you overcook them! So make sure, if this is your first time ordering this is Jal-DaeJi, you may request for the server to grill this for you! But be warn, it’s expensive, but TOTALLY WORTH IT. I will go bankrupt willingly for this dish. Lol
Beef has traditionally been expensive in Korea, so beef dishes almost always use the ingredient in moderation, often mixed with (or wrapped in) vegetables.
Pork Galbi - which is another Korean favorite BBQ dish, marinated with the boss homemade sauce and grill to perfection. Yums, juicy and succulent! SUPER CLOSE UP PIC, DROOL, MY FRIEND, DROOL!!
Dobokki! A simple dish but it is always hard to master, because the level of spiciness and texture of dough may vary from one person to another! But, there’s nothing much for me to complain in this, love the level of spiciness and the dough is just nicely made, al dente.
Japchae is a stir-fried dish that combines sweet vermicelli noodles made from the starch of a white sweet potato, thinly slices of beef, and various vegetables. Or what I like to call, Korean style Char Kuey Teow. Lol. Courtesy of the boss when he found out that it was my Birthday, he gave us FOC. He said, Korea usually have this dish on their Birthday together with seaweed soup.
Seafood Pahjeon aka Korean pizza =p It goes best with makgeolli! I like how it is done, less greasy than the rest that I have tried, and when it comes to seafood dish, I can’t help but to stress the freshness of seafood plays a big part! They also have other variety of Pahjeon in their menu, kimchi, green onions, etc.
Naeng-myun again! I believe you no longer need any introduction on this! I have posted so many times, and the recent one, you may read it here. Consider that Malaysia is so hot and humid now, you should help yourself with a bowl of this to cool yourself down!
Highlight of the day!! For those that rarely go for Korean food, and for those who are a fan of Korean food. You should give yourself a try on the Korean Grilled Mackerel – Godeungeo Gui! The boss said it is really limited, depending on the freshness and the amount they bring in per day! So.. if you really really want to try this out, do call first to avoid any disappointment! Another thing worth mentioning in this dish is the homemade sauce prepared by the Boss, Mr Lee (aka sajangnim) I was told that he spent a few months finding the right balance.
For more information on 잘돼지 (Jal Dae-Ji)
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/JalDaeJi
Contact: +60 16-671 4625
Address: B-41, One Ampang Business Avenue, Jalan Ampang Utama 2/2, Kuala Ampang, Malaysia