KUALA LUMPUR Aug 3 -- For a taste of Seoul, DUBU DUBU SEOUL FOOD hits the spot. The Korean franchise restaurant serves up a menu of all kinds of Korean delights, such as their signature Soondubu Jigae or hearty tofu stews, Bulgogi and Bibimbap. The contemporary fitted outlets have a young energetic vibe as diners are entertained by K-pop music videos.
One of their standout dishes is the sweet and sticky Korean Spicy Wings, their version of Korean fried chicken. The deep fried chicken wings has a crispy texture, which is tossed in a sweet and slightly spicy chilli paste. Once you bite into the crunchy chicken coated with the sticky sauce, one is not enough.
For a quick snack, look for the Spicy Toppokki, a popular street food in South Korea. The bite sized rice cakes bear a resemblance to our local chee cheong fun but comes with a chewy bite. It is served with fish cake, hardboiled egg slices and cabbage, all tossed in a spicy gochujang sauce. The restaurant also serves Cheese Toppokki, an uncommon variant. The snack resembles a spicy macaroni and cheese as the melted cheese gives it a creamy taste.
Another favourite is Japchae or stir fried glass noodles. The springy noodles are made from sweet potato flour. It is stir fried with sliced vegetables, mushrooms and has an appetising taste from the use of sweetened soy sauce and chopped garlic.
For Ramadan, the restaurant is also running a special promotion with a choice of two sets. Set A for RM21.90 is a choice of Dolsot Bibimbap (chicken or beef) or Korean Spicy Wings, while Set B for RM19.90 is a choice of Spicy Udon Soup Set, Bulgogi Udon Soup Set (chicken or beef) or Soondobu Jigae Set (seafood, chicken or beef). Each set comes with a refreshing Citron Dubu dessert and a glass of peach tea.
DUBU DUBU SEOUL FOOD is located at:
LG-048, Lower Ground Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur, Tel:03-22878980;
Lot S345, Second Floor, One Utama Shopping Centre, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Tel: 03-77336872;
04-99 & 04-99A, Fourth Floor, Berjaya Times Square, No. 1, Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, Tel:03-21411953;
Lot No. G125, Ground Floor, Centro Mall, 8 Jalan Batu Tiga Lama, Klang, Tel:03-33411621;
LG 2.92, Lower Ground 2, Sunway Pyramid, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya, Tel:03-56221679.
This story was first published in the print edition of The Malay Mail, August 2, 2013.