순대야 | Soondaeya Korean Restaurant, Ampang, Selangor

:: Drove all the way to Ampang just for delicious homemade soondae for dinner ::

It's has been a while since we go Ampang Korean town for Korean food. Lately husband crave for soondae (Korean blood sausage) and we has been eating soondae selling at I-love-Topokki @ Kim's Mart, Solaris Mont' Kiara. However the portion is quite small for the price we pay, also it is not so tasty since they are using those frozen soondae that they are selling in the mart. So today we decided to go to Ampang just for the fresh handmade soondae by a restaurant that specialised in soondae. Soondaeya is pretty well-known among the Koreans who live in Ampang. 

The restaurant is located at first floor of the shop lot - above an Arab mini-market & Nabe Bakery. Look for this landmark and you will find Soondaeya as their signboard is not so noticeable.

Entrance and cashier counter that "welcome us" upon enter into the restaurant.

Simple yet cozy interior. The main dine-in area is filled with dining tables with benches, only 1-2 tables with chairs. 2 private rooms with roller binds where the wooden wall are filled with graffiti - mostly written in Koreans. Reminds me of makgoelli-jib (eatery or place selling Korean rice wine in Korea). 

Soondaeya's menu not entirely related to soondae, there are also other choices available. I list out in sequence  for the menu on left from top to bottom (in red dot) - Soondae-gukbap (pork sausage soup), Dweji-gukbap (pork soup), Seogogi-gukbap (beef soup), Seolleongtang (ox-bone soup), Galbi-tang (beef short rib soup), Ttukbaegi bulgogi (hotpot BBQ beef), Seonji haejangguk (coagulated ox blood hangover soup), Wang-tonkatsu (king size pork-cutlet), Modum soondae (3 type of flavour soondae), Chapsal soondae (glutinous rice pork sausage), Bossam (boiled pork with wraps) and Suyuk (boiled pork). Using only Korean pork and Australian beef. 

We order both of their signature dish from the menu on right - Bossam (small) @ RM40 and Modum Soondae (small) @ RM40. Bossam is pork belly boiled with Korean ginseng, bay leave and dwenjang, served with kimchi and fresh vegetables (for the wraps). While Modum soondae is steamed pig intestine stuffed with bean curd, kimchi, Korean glass noodle, minced pork and vegetables, comes in 3 types of flavour - kimchi soondae, meat soondae and vegetable soondae.

We did not take pictures of the food this time but short video clip of all the food on the table. The steamed egg and spring onion pancake is 서비스 (service) - extra free dish that offer by Korean restaurant especially when your order is above certain amount.


Free flow napa cabbage kimchi & Kkakdugi (cubed radish kimchi)!

For those who are not familiar with soondae, it is a traditional Korean style sausage, a popular snack food sold by restaurants and street vendors. A mixture of salt, ground pepper and gochugaru (red chili pepper flakes) is served alongside this dish for flavouring. Also commonly served with kimchi & kkakdugi, along with a warm soup if you dine-in at restaurant. 

순대야 Soondaeya Korean Restaurant, Ampang  
Address : 17-L2, Jalan Ampang Putra, Taman Putra Sulaiman, 68000 Ampang, Selangor
Phone : 03-4251 5170
Facebook : Facebook.com/SoonDaeYa
                       Facebook.com/pages/Soondaeya/


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