March 5th, 2011 admin
For a taste of authentic Korean food in Johor Bahru, you MUST try the Korean Family Restaurant located at N0 185, Jln Seri Pelangi, Taman Pelangi. It is situated at the row of shop houses besides the three conspicuous petrol kiosks (Shell, Esso, Caltex).
The main fares of this restaurant are the various BBQ sets which cater for between 2-10 pax. When the food (raw cuttlefish, squid, beef, eel, Japanese mushrooms, corn, pork) comes, the waitress will do the BBQ for you. You need not worry about lingering smoke smell on your clothes as air filters built right at mouth of the heating plate absorb most of the smoke before it even reaches you. Once the BBQ is done, you wrap the food with fresh lettuce and Korean sauce – and pop into your mouth. As you masticate to savour the food, you can also ponder upon which of the 10 side dishes (which include Kim Chi, vegetables and bean-curds; comes free with every set) you want to try next.
If you find that the food is not filling enough, you can order Korean white rice (the sticky type at RM3). In addition, if you order a set for 4, you will get a free Stone-pot rice (Bibim Bab) and Kimchi Soup – filling enough for most.
The place is surprisingly not crowded when we visited and has a nice relaxed ambience with the only noticeable noise coming from a LCD TV showing Korean news. After all the food, you can relax and have a chat over tea with your friends, which is provided free with every set as well.
Editor’s Note: Special thanks to Matthew for the photographs.
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