Located just few doors away from Crab Factory SS2, the place for ultimate Louisiana Seafood Boil, a charming restaurant, named MIDO Korean BBQ, quietly surfaces to race with the competitive eateries in this area. Standing in front of the restaurant, we felt as if we have reached Korea with MIDO front facade that resembles hanok traditional Korea house. Very thoughtful design.
MIDO is run by a Korean team who also manages B-Station in Ampang, a brand which has been around KL and PJ for quite a few years, focusing on Korean street food, quick meals in affordable price. MIDO on the other hand, serves up dishes ideal for group dining. The menu covers some of the popular Korean delights like Seafood Pancake, Kimchi Pancake, Hotplate Bulgogi, Kimchi Soup, Korean Fried Chicken, Bulgogi Casserole and not to forget, an array of meat for BBQ.
Each table is installed with a stove for BBQ, using charcoal as heating element to get all meat cooked over. Made your choice among Chicken BBQ RM28 (200g), Marinated Beef Rib RM65(280g), Pork Collar RM30 (200g), Marinated Pork RM33 (200g), Chili Paste Pork RM33 (200g).
MIDO Chicken BBQ turned out to be the best, deeply flavoured with Korean sauce marination. Each piece is slightly charred for a touch of smokiness, delicious even without any sauce. For a more authentic way, wrap the meat in refillable vegetables for refreshing crunch.
Complimentary Pumpkin Soup
As usual, most Korean BBQ restaurants will line up few plates of banchan on the table, same goes to MIDO. But apart from banchan, guests here are served with a mini bowl of pumpkin soup while waiting for their orders to arrive. Smooth, thick and very creamy, best consumed while it is hot. Regret that we left the soup till slightly cold, as it tasted quite strange after that.
Seafood Pancake RM25
Quite a decent pancake, slightly crispy at the edges, mild chewiness at the center with lots of seafood fillings to satisfy. Each of us chopstick two pieces of the seafood pancake and the plate went empty in a jiffy. Yes, everybody loves this.
Spicy Pork Skin RM20
Pork Skin dressed in spicy-sweet sauce, dip with bean powder. An acquired taste, sorry to tell that we are not too much a fan of this. But it is no doubt nice to chew on. Just, taste wise, loving pork skin or not, is personal.
Korean Fried Chicken Wings RM25
Glad to find Korean Fried Chicken Wings on MIDO menu, definitely one the most well-loved Korean food in Malaysia nowadays. Double fried, the chicken wings are much crispy at the outer layers, locked with juiciness within. Sauce coated on the wings are friendly for children too as it falls on the sweet sides, very minimal spiciness.
Tofu Kimchi Casserole RM45
A pot of tummy-warming soup that can feed two persons. Sliced tofu, dumplings, carrots, mushroom, sausages, noodles immersed in a bed of red hot soup. Heat up on the spot and let it boils and bubbles up, allowing all ingredients to soak up with flavours of kimchi. Very comforting and subtle in spiciness, we especially like the Korean noodles as it goes really well with the soup.
Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup RM48
The soup itself is the clear winner, boiled till cloudy white to deliver ginseng herbs goodness and nutrition from chicken into the broth. Meat is mellow soft, but already lack of firm, succulent texture. Very nourishing. Can be shared between 2 small eaters.
Our favourite Korean rice drink! It is lightly sweet, soothing, helmed with aroma of barley malt. Must-order! I case you want to have rice wine with alcohol content , try Mokkoli, which pairs well with Korean Seafood Pancake and Kimchi Pancake.
MIDO Korean BBQ Restaurant
11G, Jalan SS2/64,
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
Contact: 03 – 7865 9779
Opening Hours: 11AM – 11PM