Since this was a long weekend, we decided to get together to celebrate my brother’s birthday which is in early September. We went to Palsaik Korean BBQ as I had won a RM50 voucher from their opening promo at Mid Valley Megamall.
The above picture shows the entrance to the restaurant. I was wondering about the number 8 and then a search on the About page of Palsaik Korean BBQ Facebook page states that “sa:k] is the Korean word for pork belly. As such Palsaik Samgyupsal means eight coloured pork belly. ”
Since it was our first time there, we decided to order common dishes like the bibimbap, the korean pancake and a set meal for 2-4 pax. This was more than enough food for the 5 of us. Below are a few pages from the menu so you have an idea of the prices of the meals.
Here is the actual meal. The actual did not disappoint. It was good. Basically you can choose from a set and then, select the soup. The set comes with pork marinated with different ingredients and salads and salad leaves for wrapping the freshly grilled pork. Then you are supposed to feed each other with the wrapped salad leave and pork just like the way you watch them do in the Korean dramas. I’m only kidding about the feed each other part but they always seem to do that all the time, it got stuck on my mind.
The bibimbap had a sweet sour taste and is appetizing.
The Korean pancake was nicely crisp on the outside.
The pork belly came in 8 different marinates, ginseng, wine, pine, garlic, herbs, curry, miso paste and hot. They are grilled just right and the chef was smart enough to cart each type into 5 pieces and arrange them according to the different marinates so that everyone has a chance to try one of each.
There’s a lot of meat but also a lot of salads so no problem.
You can choose from seafood soybean, clear clam soup or kimchi soup. We decided on clear clam soup. The soup was not overpowering in taste. It was light.
Grilling was perfectly done.
After the meal, we had 2 durian mooncakes while the restaurant played a happy birthday song in Korean for my brother. A very delicious and satisfying meal. Burp!