Gangnam 88, Solaris Mont Kiara
Gangnam 88 has been open for business quite a while and today finally we give a try since we don't want to repeating dine-in the same Korean restaurants in Solaris Mont' Kiara. We noticed the restaurant sometime ago as they have a very big LED TV playing latest K-pop music video continuously which can be see from the main road.
The restaurant located at the first floor right above Coffee Bean. The interior is give us an impression that it is very young and funky restaurant which cater for k-pop fans - K-pop idols posters on the wall, CDs and merchandize items displays at window corner (not sure if it is for sale). This explained why inside the restaurant only youngsters are spotted; unlike typical Korean restaurants where usually family members are having their meals or middle age Korean ajeossi are drinking and gathering.
Husband order Jjolmyeon (RM25). Jjolmyeon is Korean noodles that have a very chewy texture - made from wheat flour and starch. It usually served cold like bibim-guksu, with various chopped vegetables (lettuce, carrot, cucumber, cabbage, bean sprout), a hard boiled egg and red spicy sauce. The spicy sauce is kind of taste like mixture of gochujang (chili pepper paste), vinegar, sugar, and minced garlic.
We also order dweji su-yuk (돼지 수육) - Korean boiled pork for sharing. As usual su-yuk comes with white rice, lettuce, marinated green onions slices, ssamjang, garlic slice, chopped chillies, and salted shrimp paste - for "ssam" korean wraps purpose. The su-yuk cost RM49 which is consider reasonable price compare to other Korean Restaurant.
They served simple banchan as well - banchan menu can be vary. What we have for side dish are kimchi, jjangjorim (soya braised pork slices with hard-boiled egg), fried bean-curd, fried egg tofu, steam pumpkin with marinated sauce and jeon (korean pancake). Quite delicious and the taste is more suitable for youngster or locals.
Overall we have a good time and the food was tasty too. Kind of similar with those Korean street food cafes that we patron but their environment is more lively and food has better quality.
Address: No 1-1, Jalan Solaris 3, Solaris Mont Kiara, Off Jalan Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603-6206 5888