Uncle Jang (Dakgalbi) Korean Restaurant, Ampang, Selangor

:: Our dinner at Ampang Korean Town- at the very first Dakgalbi Restaurant in town ::

We drove almost 36km from Kota Kemuning to Taman Ampang Hilir just for Dakgalbi. The restaurant was name "Chuncheon Myeongdong Bonga Dakgalbi" during our visit in June. They are the very first Korean restaurant selling dakgalbi in Malaysia since 1 or 2 years ago. On our second visit, we notice that they've rebrand to 'Uncle Jang' with a logo of a bald Korean uncle portrait - who is the owner of the restaurant. They told us that they've start expand to Solaris Mont' Kiara and Bandar Puteri Puchong. Since then we have been eating dakgalbi at their Bandar Puteri Puchong branch since it is nearer than going to Ampang.

So, what is Dakgalbi 닭갈비? Dakgalbi is a Korean spicy stir-fried chicken dish originated from Chuncheon. It is a dish make from stir fry diced chicken, cabbage, sweet potatoes, scallions and tteok with gochujang-based sauce on a large iron cast pan. It is a local specialty of Chuncheon therefore it is also known as Chuncheon Dakgalbi. There are three major dakgalbi alley in Chuncheon. Myeong-dong (a downtown in Chuncheon, not the one in Seoul) is one of the most popular among three. So I guss this explained why this restaurant was named "Chuncheon Myeongdong Bonga Dakgalbi" before change to "Uncle Jang's Dakgalbi". 

They have 2 foreign workers who are very good in cooking dakgalbi! All we have to do is wear the apron (the sauce might splash around the table or our clothes during stir-frying!) and watch the waiter stir fry the dakgalbi! That icy-cold broth served in bowl is Dongchimi (Radish water kimchi). An  appetiser or dessert that help to reduce body heat after having hot and spicy stir fried chicken. Complimentary lettuce, garlic, ssamjang, pickle onions and kimchi served along for those who like to had the dakgalbi in wraps where refill is available. 

Here is some tips of how to order and enjoy the Dakgalbi. There is a minimum requirement where you need to order min. 2 servings :
  1. First, choose the dakgalbi - original flavour (which is mid spicy) @ RM19.00 or spicy (can be very spicy) @ RM22.00. 
  2. Choose extra sides to be added into your dakgalbi (optional). Choices are mushroom (RM8) udon (RM8), ramyeon noodle (RM6), tteok (RM6), sweet potatoes (RM6) and rice (RM6). We normally add 1 serving of ramyeon sari as extra here with the dakgalbi. 
  3. Enjoy your dakgalbi with or without wraps.
  4. Left about 2/3 of the dakgalbi, order rice to make fried rice with the leftover dakgalbi. The fried rice is strongly recommended as it taste so good after absorb all the flavours from leftover of dakgalbi and veggie!!
Our latest visit to Uncle Jang for lunch after our marriage registration, with my parents, sister, brother in law and baby Jack. Oh, the restaurant is the typical korean sitting on the floor type, there are 2 tables with chairs available if you can't tolerate sitting on floor. And, you will smell like Dakgalbi from head to toe after dine-in here lol! Something that cannot avoid when you dine-in at a Korean BBQ / Grill restaurant. 

Uncle Jang Korean Restaurant, Ampang
Address : D7 Jalan Excella III, Off Jalan Ampang Putra, Taman Ampang Hilir, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Phone : 016-379 5737 / 017-388 8846
Facebook : Facebook.com/UncleJang/

Uncle Jang Korean Restaurant (Puchong Branch)
Address : No 1-1, Jalan Puteri 1/7, Bandar Puteri Puchong, 47100 Selangor
Phone : 03-8051 2208

Uncle Jang Korean Restaurant (Solaris Mont Kiara Branch)
Address : 11-3, Solaris Mont Kiara, Jalan Solaris 1, Solaris Mont Kiara, 50480, Kuala Lumpur
Phone : 03-6211 2536

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