5 Korean Restaurants You Can't Miss In Solaris Mont Kiara
1/5Sae Ma Eul (non-halal)
In Solaris Mont Kiara, Sae Ma Eul is one of the few open-air BBQ houses that uses traditional charcoal pits for its grill menu. Here, you can order various cuts of pork, beef and chicken to be cooked on the pit. Other popular dishes include the spicy rice balls and marinated baby octopus – of course, they are all for the grill too. Learn more here.
This workshop-themed Korean eatery is extremely popular, boasting queues to try the restaurant's BBQ skewers and Shimson stew (a twist on a Korean staple called army stew). Expect cheesey rice cakes, deep fried chicken goodness and lots of BBQ-ed pork belly with side dishes served in toolboxes. Find more here.
3/5Uncle Jang (pork-free)
Next, we have Uncle Jang – a popular Dak galbi joint in the neighbourhood. This particular dish is similar to Spanish paella, where it is cooked on a wide hot plate. For this Korean stir fry, the Uncle Jang staple includes marinated diced chicken, chilli pepper sauce and vegetables mixed together with tteok (traditional Korean rice cake) or udon. Learn more here.
Palsaik is another popular joint among locals for its signature "Palsaik Samgyupsal" (eight coloured pork belly). Like its name, the dish features pork bellies in eight different colours and flavours, created using various marinades. From ginseng to pine needles and soybean paste, each type of pork belly has its own distinct flavour and caters to all palates. The best way to enjoy this is with a side of fried rice and plenty of fresh lettuces. Discover more here.
5/5Chicken House (non-halal)
A popular amongst Koreans and locals, the soy sauce with garlic and the Ganggeong (extra crunchy) chicken at Chicken House are the most popular options. While you're at it, remember to get a taste of the Seafood Military Soup, a popular fusion dish during the warring periods of Korea made with processed food and seafood.