Friday, April 06, 2007

Nak Won Korean Restaurant @ Sri Hartamas

Yesterday I was too lazy to cook so Hubby suggested to go for Korean food. When it comes to Korean food, we always head to Nak Won Restaurant which is located inside the Hartamas Square foodcourt (next to Coffee Bean and opposite Uncle Don) in Desa Sri Hartamas. Parking can be a problem but if you dine in that area, but you can park your car right behind of the restaurant/Hartamas Square (turn left after coffee bean and left again after Soda Club), it's free!

There are two entrances to Nak Won, one is via the Hartamas Square and the other is through the back.

The back entrance facing the parking lot

What we like about this place is the amount of Kim Chi served. For 2 of us, they served up to 15 dishes of various Kim Chis and you can actually request for 2nd portion for free. Not bad eh?

The spicy kimchi beef soup was also complimentary. I find the soup extremely tasty with lots of big beansprout (what is dai dau nga called in English?), radish, kimchi (marinated chinese cabbage) and minced beef.
Also complimentary is the Steamed Egg served in the hot stonepot. We don't like this dish as the egg is overcooked due to the hotpot. Last visit we actually requested not to be serve with this dish but they insist we take it cos it's complimentary. And this time, we didn't even touch it, such a waste.

To grill the meat, charcoals are used instead of electrical griller....mmm..don't you agree that cooking your meat with charcoals are much nicer???

We ordered a serving of Marinated Chicken (RM30) which came with 3 pieces of deboned chicken thigh. The staff will grill it for you, so all you have to do is to sit, savour the kimchi and wait to be served.

Once the meats are cooked, it will be cut into smaller bite-sized pieces. Yumzz...i like my meat slightly burnt on the edges. Slurpz...but very heaty though.


For condiments, you will get a plate of green chillies, slices of raw garlic, red miso paste, sweet sauce and lettuce leaves. Wrap all the ingredient into a small pouch aka "Sang-Choy-Bao" and pop it into your mouth. DELICIOUS!!! The chicken was very well marinated; tender, juicy and flavourful. Why need rice when you can have unlimited serving of lettuce to wrap with meat?

A must-order is their marinated pork ribs (RM28) which I find really worth it cos the portion is huge. Very well marinated ....tender and juicy. Very highly recommended. I was eyeing on their marinated lamb ribs but was told not available yesterday....grrrr.

All cut into small pieces and ready to be served. Yumzzzzz....I can have this whole plate all for myself.

Caution: Korean BBQ is very heaty....to cool down my body, I had a cup of Iced Green Tea. Mmmm..refreshing. I find this meal so healthy, full of veggies and 'fat-free' grilled meat. Perfect for those on protein diet.

Desserts were alsogiven complimentary; a bowl of barley-like water which I don't quite like it. Tasted funny...i suspect it's a different type of grains used.

Ahhh...watermelon to soothe my 'sore-throat-coming-back' symptom.

They also have another outlet in Ampang too...my colleague tried it before and she loved it too. Address of the outlet in Ampang:

Restaurant Nak Won,
A11-1-1, Jalan Ampang Utama 2/2,
Business Ave, Ampang Jaya, 6800 Ampang.
Tel: 03-4253 4249

21 comments:

Pam said...

WAH! Aren't we going somewhere nex week?

U TWO Arrr.. PLEASE Drink lots of water n rest this weekend..... stay at home.... cook porridge for my mommy... ahahhaha!!!!

boo_licious said...

Been ages since I ate at a Korean BBQ. Part of the reason why I don't like it is because it makes my clothes smell and it's heaty. We also had Korean yesterday but healthy type.

Isn't the chicken kinda pricey - RM30 for 3 pieces? I kinda suspect the price of those tiny appetizers are included in the price?

boo_licious said...

Oh, that barley like water they gave you for complimentary dessert is meant to cool you down after eating all the spicy stuff. Good to take that.

tankiasu said...

I luv Korean food, but always held back by their prices. It might not be too expensive for you, but for a "big eater" like me, the bill can runs into hundreds! :P

MeiyeN said...

foc barley, not bad! korean rests always foc watermelon... lol :)

Tummythoz said...

Dinnt realise there's a Korean restaurant there. TQ for d parking tip.
Lurve Korean BBQ too & have d same idea it's 'slimming' food. But like boo_licious, quite put off by d after smell on clothes, hair & skin.

wmw said...

Mmm...shall try this place next. Go and eat this, wearing my old baju and make sure don't get a hair wash earlier. Then only take a thorough bath after the meal. Ha ha ha...maybe wearing a shower cap helps, only if one can put up with the stares. LOL!

Precious Pea said...

Pam: Er, wat this week got to do with next week? This week need to eat, next week also need to eat ma. Don't worry la...our Wednesday date is confirmed, rain or shine.

boo: I see everywhere also charge standard price, around RM30 for pork and chicken, RM40 and above for lamb, beef and seafood. It's more to the quality and the quantity. But yes lor...smelly after the meal. Hehe.

tankiasu: If not mistaken, they have this Korean BBQ Buffet at this place called Bulgogi at Plaza Pantai. Yet to try...so you go and try first then let me know, ok?

meiyen: Looks like barley but tasted funny. I don't like it.

tummythoz: Well, i don't mind sacrificing a bit for good food. Anyway, everytime i eat out, i still go back and bath and change, so it's very bearable lor.

Precious Pea said...

wmw: Hahaha...that would be really funny but beware, you might cause other people to choke on their food!

tigerfish said...

YOu recovered liow arh? Can take spicy and heaty food ...

team BSG said...

you certainly enjoy your wide big delicious eats ! no wonder u have recovered so fast, all those powerful reserves hahaha!

jason said...

I went to the Plaza Pantai Korean BBQ twice but I remember it's called Seoul leh. No using charcoal there but it's buffet type... I like to make my version of ice kacang at the dessert counter :P

Melting Wok said...

what a good spread of food :) Over here, they usually serves us spicy seafood soup w/raw eggs instead of tt steamed egg thang, and we get sticky rice served in a stone pot like urs. hehe, I just call them beansprouts, but some would call them soy bean sprouts ?

Precious Pea said...

tigerfish and team bsg: Actually I was not fully recovered but after this meal, my throat itching and cough started again.

Jason: Yah yah...Seoul BBQ Buffet...issit nice?

melting wok: The rice in stone pot, issit Bibimbap? I tried it in Korea and tasted fantastic but never like those served here. Somehow not the same. Ooo...i thought beansprouts normally refers to taugeh.

jason said...

Precious Pea: Yeah, wide array of ingredients to choose from and fresh. The environment is ok too.

jason said...

Precious Pea: Yeah, wide array of ingredients to choose from and fresh. The environment is ok too.

lightfl said...

Korean BBQ can be heaty,that's the reason they serve various types of kim chi to neutralize the heat and also the barley-like water...has cooling effect...

Someone who is constantly craving said...

hey..anyone tried doerae garden? its where maybank is b4 the fire station is..supposedly Rain and his crew went there to eat..always preferred there..so if anyone has tried both places..let me know which 1 is better...

Melting Wok said...

PP, you're right, its dolsot bibimbap or sth. w/bibimbap, once again, rice tasted more flavorful when its not cooked in a rice cooker, and its cooked on slow fire on the stone pot..ah, just heavenly, its like eating a milder version of glutinous rice, yummys !:) Hey, do they also serve the mung bean jelly salad w/ a whip of mayo ? its so good !!

tengster said...

I surely have to check out Nak Won...I am a Korean food freak.... Cant wait for next month to Seoul.....

The ginseng chicken is simply the best.....'Thuk Thuk Choon' is the name to go.....

yeeeharr!!!!

Anonymous said...

Check out Nak Won's fried glass vermicelli (dong fan). It's superb!!! The last time I went (2 years ago I think), it was RM27 - very big portion ;)

 

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