We normally buy kimbap from Seoul Mart in Desa Sri Hartamas or Kim's Mart at Solaris Mont' Kiara. There was a day when we buy kimbap from Seoul Mart but left only one roll, the boss asked if we could wait for 10 minutes he will ask to make more. Then we found out those kimbap was from the restaurant next door -> 88 Kimbab.
It is located between Seoul Mart and Maybank or under Daorae. The unit itself is split into two shops- left is hair saloon while right is 88 Kimbap. 88 Kimbab selling not just Kimbab, there are other variety of food as well. Their price is cheaper than average Korean restaurant since they don't serve fancy or luxury banchan (Korean side dishes) but they do serve simple banchan which taste good.
1st Time Eat in
First time eat-in is on the new years eve - the last day of year 2014. Husband work late and we don't have any plan for New Year's Eve. We drive to Desa Sri Hartamas and as usual those famous restaurants were packed with customers. Since we were hungry and we just hop in to 88 Kimbap for a quick late dinner before shop close at 10pm!
We order their Kimbap (normal sweet and sour Korean rice roll) - we like their kimbap because the ingredients they use for the kimbap is exactly what normally Korean kimbap would have.
We also have Tteok-mandu-guk (Sliced Rice Cake with Dumplings Soup) and Sundae (Korean Rice Sausage). The banchan are cut-kimchi, radish pickle slices and soya braised potato and garlic, also given us 2 bowls of seaweed soup.
2nd time Eat in
Second time we try their Rice menu - I order the soondubu jigge (soft tofu stew) - RM15. The stew taste good! and surprisingly with same amount of ingredient in the stew that I can get in other Korean restaurant. And banchan are beans sprout, kimchi, and fried japanese egg tofu.
Husband had Kimchi Sujaebi (Handpulled Dough Soup) - RM15. The bowl is big so the portion looks small. It is actually normal size portion. Attached their menus at the below for reference.
Third time & more...
Bibimbap become the most food I will have when we eat in.
Husband still very to his choice - tteok mandu guk.
husband's new favourite!
They are selling various of banchan as well. Sometmes I will buy some of the banchan (similar ingredient that they use in their bibimbap) to make bibimbap at home at home when I feel like don't wanna cook alot. Their home-made sikye (sweet rice punch) is selling at RM13 for 1.5 liter, worth to buy and enjoy with other if you like sikye.
Will keep here update whenever we try new menu again! Attached their latest menu below for everyone's reference as usual:
88 Kimbab located at: