I thought I would end theme week with a trip to where else? A Korean restaurant of course. This one in particular is located at Jaya One. My husband was the one who recommended it. This is not Korean barbecue, it serves contemporary cuisine, frankly I don’t know what that means……still.
The interior’s rather small and tight. It could hold maybe, 30 people….give or take. The decor’s barren and simple. But on one side of the wall, they had this huge TV playing K-pop all day/night long (pics above).
The menu is notebook-sized and ring-binded. Actually, the design reminded me of those HK eatery chain shops that serves like 100 different kinds of dishes on the menu. I had planned to make soon du bu jjigae, so of course it caught my eye when they offered it in their restaurant (pics below).
Along with that, we ordered other dishes that looked appetizing enough…. (pics below)
The mandu and jeon platter were delicious but we were a bit confused when there’s tonkatsu cause isn’t that like Japanese? The tonkatsu was like super-thin. My friend thought she was eating just the breading without the pork. And like all Korean restaurants, each main order comes with the necessary condiments and sides (pics below);
Anyone care to enlighten me as to why most salads in Korean/Japanese restaurants always consist of iceberg, cherry tomatoes and shredded carrots? I mean….talk about lack of imagination. All in all, the food is not bad but I won’t say it’s fantastic either. And our table was too small to hold all the food especially those side dishes that came with the main orders. My soon du bu tasted heavily of seafood….it had a strong clam taste in it although I could hardly find any clam flesh….despite the shells being everywhere in the stew. It might not be a conducive place with big groups, but maybe as a couple on a night out. Then again, I’m not sure if you’ll feel all romanced with the K-pop blasting on the TV.
Here are some links if you want better photos of the place and food;