Kyung Joo Korean Restaurant @ Mid Valley KL

Kyung Joo Korean Restaurant can easily goes into Korean cuisine lovers’ food pocket list when looking for Korean food in Mid Valley, seeing that it is one of the very few Korean restaurants within Mid Valley – The Gardens KL that offers full-fledge Korean delights on their menu, covering from BBQ to seafood pot, budae jjigae, ala-carte selections such as bibimbap, sam gye tang, tofu jigae, grilled fish, cold noodles, mandu, Korean pancake and more.

It doesn’t matter whether you visit for just quick lunch of rice in hot stone pot with kimchi jjigae or leisure dinner on sizzling and grilling of BBQ meat, Kyung Joo welcomes you, and serves each table up to 6 types of banchan, free refill.

Chicken Bibimbap RM19.80

We checked out this place on a weekday dinner. Not fully occupied, but with sufficient customers to keep the kitchen busy. Began with Chicken Bibimbap, Summergirl’s favourite dish that put together sauteed and seasoned vegetables, egg, chicken slices an gojuchang over a bed of rice. Toss everything well and tuck in heartily.

Sam Gye Tang RM34.80 (whole), RM18.80 (half)

Sam Gye Tang, or Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup easily earned liking for most diners, thanks to its warmth, nourishing flavour, helmed with bitter note of ginseng. Soft and plump glutinous rice, fall off the bone chicken meat, tummy warming soup – traditional comfort food all in one bowl, that scores.

Budae Jjiae RM48.80

We usually call this as Army Stew (部隊鍋). A large, round shallow pan, boiling various cooked ingredients like chicken ham, sausage, instant noodles in a bed of Korean special sauce that appears red hot but actually just mildly spicy, carrying pleasing sweetness to balance up the overall flavours.

Toasted Rice Ball RM29.80 per pot

Yeah! Toasted Rice Ball! Has been liking these Korean rice balls for quite some time. Grilled for a crispy outer layer, wrapping moist steamed rice mixed with seaweed, sesame, minced chicken and gojuchang within. Even children love this. Proved from one of the little girls in Kyung Joo, asking for second after she took one from us.

Dak-galbi Chicken with Ramen RM48.80 (For 2 Pax)

Marinated Premium Pork Neck RM8.80

Ala – carte dishes aside, Kyung Joo highlights – BBQ meat is not forgotten too. We ordered few choices of meat – BBQ Pork with Kimchi , BBQ pork with Ginseng, BBQ Beef with Miso, BBQ Beef with Miso, BBQ Beef with Honey and Japanese Scallop Barbecue.

BBQ Pork with Kimchi RM15.80; BBQ pork with Ginseng RM15.80; BBQ Beef with Miso RM15.80; BBQ Beef with Honey RM15.80

Kimchi and Ginseng are two of the 8 special flavours from Kyung Joo special beef and pork menu, putting together spicy Sauce, Black Pepper, Miso, Black Sauce, Garlic, Kimchi, Honey, Ginseng in the series. Choose 4 flavours and get passion fruit salad for free.

Japanese Scallop Barbecue RM32.80

Grilled Japanese scallop in Korean BBQ restaurant sounds interesting, as it is not as common compared to chicken, beef and pork when come to meat selections for Korean barbecue. Fresh scallops, rubbed with butter, grilled and garnished with deep fried chopped garlic before served.

Wash down with Kyung Joo famous drink, Passion Mojito RM14.80 and lime Mojito RM14.80. Enjoy the later more, but would be better with more alcohol in it.

Photography: Summerkid
Write-up: Summergirl

Kyung Joo Korean Restaurant
T 049, 3rd Floor Mezzanine,
Mid Valley Megamall,
Jalan Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Opening Hours : Mon – Sun (10:00am – 11:00pm)