Among the 4 restaurants that recently opened at Plaza Menjalara, I consider Gyeong Bok Gung to be the best. From the name you should probably know that it is a Korean restaurant. Korean BBQ is their specialty but the menu also features a fair selection of familiar Korean dishes so you are not really limited to eating BBQ only.
The Banchan (side dishes) here might not be as elaborate as you expect it to be, but at least they taste good. We finished everything except for the kimchi which was left untouched the entire meal. Yeah, we are still unable to accept the taste of kimchi.
Steamed egg is also part of the Banchan, not sure if it could be refilled because we were always too stuffed for seconds.
We only tried the pork in our visits so far and we feel the Korean Spicy Pork is the tastiest, followed by the House Marinated Pork Ribs (Dwaeji Galbi, RM28) and pork neck slices (Dwaeji Mok Sal, RM25)
The staff is also smart enough to cook the least marinated meat first, so that the flavor will not be overshadowed by other stronger tasting meat. Additional condiments for the Korean BBQ include chopped chili, spicy sauce, garlic, barbecued onions and mushrooms. All of these come together nicely to add a new level of complexity and depth to an otherwise simple tasting lettuce-wrapped-meat.
Grilled Mackerel with rice @ RM18 (lunch hour price) I feel this dish is really worthy of the price as you get half a fish and the portion could be easily shared between two. Not to mention the fish is fresh and delicious as well.
A staple at any Korean restaurant, I can only describe the Beef Bulgogi @ RM18 here as awesome. The well-marinated beef strips are thinly sliced, tender and full of flavor – so appetizing when eaten with rice.
I am just really glad that Gyeong Bok Gung decided to open so near to my house. We don’t have to go to Sri Hartamas or Mon’t Kiara for our Korean food fix anymore.
Gyeong Bok Gung Koran BBQ Restaurant
G-10, Plaza Menjalara,
No.1, Jalan Menjalara Idaman,
Bandar Menjalara, Kepong
GPS Coordinates: N3 11.666 E101 37.810
Tel: 03-6262 7312 / 013-3146322 / 016-320 5551
Business hours: 11am – 11.30pm