Despite the fact that one of my best buds, whom I call "Tiger Brother", is Korean (although like a lot of them, he's now American, but remains fiercely proud of his Korean ancestry), I have never ventured in a big way into Korean food. Perhaps it's because it's eclipsed by it's neighbour, Japan, and perceived as less accessible. Or maybe it's just me. In fact, I think I can COUNT on both hands the number of times I've eaten Korean food. Heck, maybe even one hand. But that's about to change. It is my new cuisine du jour, and I shall make it my 2014 goal to zero in on this very interesting cuisine.
As if it was destiny, I was unable to attend the first round of blogger previews for Bulgogi Brothers, in Paradigm Mall, but then, a SECOND invitation came. Okay, apart from Lennie, I didn't know anyone else, so socially, it could have been more scintillating, but well, it was my first time at Paradigm, and first time at Bulgogi, so exploration is always interesting.
Anyway, this particular invitation was in conjunction with their rolling out of new appetizers and mains.
Golden Brown Tofu with marinated chicken, teriyaki sauce and bean sprouts. Chicken & Tofu, every kid's (or mine at least) favourite food. Cannot go wrong and I was glad to note they use succulent chicken thighs rather than dry cardboardish chicken breasts.
3 hour preparation of rich but delicate soup, made from beef short ribs and korean herbs, served with rice. If you like the strong bovine flavours of a beef soup, then this is the soup for you, but if you do not like beefiness, then stay away. I like beef, so this is definitely something I'd order the next time.
Bulgogi Brothers Special, RM81.90, Bulgogi combination of Unyang Style Beef (Pressed into heart shapes), and Gwangyang Style Bulgogi (thinly slices seasoned beef served with mushrooms, sweet potatoes, leeks and onions. Not too sure what the heart shapes are supposed to represent, maybe a symbol that it's good for the heart... heh heh...
A little background on Bulgogi Brothers, it was a company founded by Intae Jung & Chaiwoo Yi, and first opened in ...gasp, GANG-NAM. It has since grown to 40 over outlets spanning the globe from Canada to Indonesia.
For enquiries and reservations, call 03-7887 3542 for the Paradigm Mall outlet.
You can check out their website at www.bulgogibros.com.my or FB page facebook.com/BulgogiBros.My