Despite my love for Japanese food, it's strange how I never quite ventured to neighbouring Korea to savour their cuisine. Apart from Kim Chi, I would be hard pressed to name another Korean dish. Hyundai? Samsung?
Young Prince James turned 30 recently. It seemed like yesterday that he was but a kid ... well, actually, I didnt know of his existence till about two years ago when we met at our church's family camp. Where he said I have a acksy backsy face. (not in those exact words, but it cannot be reproduced here). We found ourselves in the same team going to Nepal for our church's mission trip. What I learnt about the young lad was that he's such a good boy. Doesn't drink coffee, alcohol, and doesn't eat spicy foods. He might as well be a Mormon.
Anyway, oddly enough, it turns out that he likes Korean food. A rather exotic choice for a Mormon, I thought. And as fate would have it, I had just, not too long ago, made friends with John, who owns a Korean restaurant. I always feel that as friends, we should as far as possible, give business to our friends. Call it culinary cronyism if you must.
The place, Han Woo Ri, in USJ Taipan, near Citibank. Not exactly familiar territory for me, though with the help of Waze these days, it does obviate the need for maps, which would explain why you'd find it almost impossible to purchase a KL A-Z these days. Obviously, the place was no stranger to the neighbourhood, as it was rather crowded, and it is a huge place.
Actually, my last korean meal was also a BBQ, so I am left wondering if there are other forms of Korean cuisine .....It only takes a spark, to get a fire going
BBQ Pork fillets...The charcoal fire really gives the meat a gorgeous charred effect.
And the bbq-ed beef rib, which was absolutely divine, and full of flavour. It was also remarkably tender. The subtle tastes of the marinade oozes through every pore, and downed with a shot of shoju, ...a match made in heaven.
Actually, the free refills of kimchi and lettuce and condiments alone makes the meal real value for money. I intend to return very soon.
Han Woo Ri
Address: 1D, Jlan USJ10/1J
47620 Subang Jaya
Tel: 03-8023 3357