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Dae Jang Gum Korean restaurant was actually one of the first Korean BBQ restaurants that I visited some 7-8 years ago. It was always under my impression that I’ve already written a review on it, but that was obviously not the case. Better late than never, so here goes.

Dae Jang Gum Korean BBQ at Seksyen 14, Petaling Jaya
Dae Jang Gum Korean BBQ at Seksyen 14, Petaling Jaya

Situated at the other end of the same building that includes Digital Mall in Petaling Jaya, Dae Jang Gum is a pretty old establishment. I suspect that the restaurant probably looked the same when it first opened for business years ago.

The decoration is dated, tables and chairs are old, but at least those BBQ vents still works very well. Then again, we’re here for food, right?

good variety of banchan, and their kimchi jiggae is one of the best
good variety of banchan, and their kimchi jiggae is one of the best

Like most Korean BBQ restaurants, there’s quite a selection of different types and cuts of meat available to choose from (minimum order of 2 servings per table to start the grill).

We chose Dae Ji Mok Sal (grilled pork neck, RM 28) and Bul Galbi (marinated beef spare ribs, RM 62) for the grill, and 2 bowls of kimchi jiggae (kimchi soup) for the four of us.

Service is pretty decent right here, and we were served about a dozen different types of banchan (small Korean dishes) within minutes.

grilled pork belly, fresh and unseasoned
grilled pork neck, fresh and unseasoned

The kimchi soup is really the reason we come here for. They are the thickest and most flavorful kimchi soup that I’ve had in a restaurant (the only thicker version is when we cook it at home). The spicy broth goes very well with the steamed rice provided, and that thick, almost-overpowering aroma and taste, superb!

Grilled pork neck doesn’t taste too different from pork belly, the dipping “sauce” is basically sesame oil with salt and goes well with the meat. Optionally, you can wrap it in a piece of lettuce before chewing em down. Flavor isn’t exactly intense, so if you want something stronger, other marinated versions might be more suitable.

galbi - marinated beef ribs, always rich and delicious
galbi – marinated beef ribs, always rich and delicious

Marinated short ribs, or Galbi, is is one of my favorite Korean BBQ dishes, and the version at Dae Jang Gum did not disappoint. The beef is grilled to perfection and then cut into smaller pieces for your enjoyment. I like to wrap it in a piece of lettuce with some sauce and a piece of garlic to complete the flavor experience. Good stuff.

Yuki, Horng, & Haze
Yuki, Horng, & Haze

We usually spend about RM 30+ per person for a wholesome dinner here. Expect to pay a bit more if soju is involved, and alternatively you can order single dishes or go without BBQ meat to stay within a more limited budget. Whatever your decision, don’t forget to order the kimchi jiggae.

map to Dae Jang Gum at Seksyen 14, Petaling Jaya

Dae Jang Gum Korean Restaurant
20B-2 & 20B-3,
Section 14/20,
46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
GPS: 3.110188, 101.635439
Tel: 03-7957 2613

Discuss : KY eats – Korean Food at Dae Jang Gum, PJ Seksyen 14

  1. all the meat looks really tasty, but where’s the bibimbap, my favoriteeeeeeeeee 😀

  2. OMG I WANT! I love kimchi jiggae. its true that seldom can find thicker ones. yums

  3. LOVE Korean BBQ! galbi and kimchi with the leaves is the best!!

  4. This place is still in the same location after all this years!

  5. So much different compared to the korean restaurant that I had in kuching. Mine was such a disappointment. Huhuhu..

  6. Ford_GT

    Just visited Little Korea in Bandar Sunway but Da Sang Rang and Daore got more flava. And looking back at your previous historical post makes me want to go back Seoul…i mean the Korean restaurants.

  7. Nana Wang

    Hi, just to share a korean restaurant with my family last weekend in Mount Kiara, Palsaik Samgyupsal. We was pleasantly surprised by the good food and service there. Their 8 type of meats are always well-marinated and fresh; hot seafood soup was equally delectable.
    The price was reasonable, the total cost being around RM140 for 4 people and a few beers.
    Overall this is a good restaurant and a fun way to have dinner and experience Korean food, I would recommend.

    Palsaik Korean BBQ
    J-01-09, SohoKL, Solaris Mount Kiara, No.2 Jalan Solaris, 50480 KL, Malaysia.
    Tel: +60 3-6211 0383

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