26 May, 2009
Posted by: Wen Ching In: Korean Food
Another backdated post taken in Malaysia before we left for the UK. We were thinking of having Korean food in KLCC when we were shopping around there. If we are not mistaken, Koryo-won is the only Korean restaurant in KLCC.
A photo of KLCC when we finished shopping for the day.
A place to be if you’re looking for fine Korean dining restaurant.
The exterior of the restaurant.
The restaurant is clean, well-designed, modern and equipped with good ventilation.
It was nicely decorated with Korean dolls.
For our drinks, we had a watermelon juice at RM12 and a mineral water for RM5. Yes, we do agree that food and drinks in this restaurant are pricey. For most Korean restaurants in Sri Hartamas, they usually serve drinking water for free.
Our side dishes (반찬) arrived shortly after we placed our order. They served 6 different types of side dishes. To be frank, we weren’t too impressed by their side dishes. The taste was rather average.
For our mains, we had a dol sot bibim bap (돌솥비빔밥) priced at RM28. This hot stone fragrant rice was topped with fresh seasonal vegetables, marinated sweet chicken, egg, chilli paste and sesame oil. It tasted quite delicious, the rice touching the bowl was crispy and tasty. It was neither too sweet nor spicy, just right for us. It was also served with a bowl of miyeok guk (미역국), a type of Korean seaweed soup which is usually eaten by the Koreans on their birthday.
The next main dish would be our all time favourite – kimchi jigae (김치찌개). Priced at RM25, this spicy kimchi soup was served with side dishes and rice. This, too, tasted rather good, the soup was sourish and boosted our appetites. Even though it was rather expensive, the ingredients served were proportionate to the price.
Other than the common food found in most Korean restaurants, Koryo-won offers grilled Wagyu beef marinated with their special BBQ recipe. Superior wagyu beef (M9) is priced at RM360 while premium wagyu beef (M7) is priced at RM260. Wagyu shabu-shabu is priced at RM160 with a minimum order of 2 persons. Do check it out if you’re looking for a fine dining Korean restaurant.
Lot 418-419, Ramlee Mall
Kuala Lumpur City Centre,
50088 Kuala Lumpur,