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It was almost one year ago when I went to any Korean BBQ in KL, the Woo Ga Chon at Ampang, own by fellow blogger Hayanna‘s mom. I’ve been to the same restaurant several times when my tongue is itchy for some Korean BBQ. However, Ampang isn’t exactly nearby where I stay, so when I was informed that they have just opened a branch in Puchong, I was delighted.

Dae Jang Gum Korean BBQ at Puchong
nice environment with informative menu

While the Ampang branch is much less refined in terms of decoration and furnishing, Dae Jang Gum at Puchong is nicely decorated. There are also exhaust funnels built on top of every table to channel away smoke from the charcoal grill lest it gets on your clothings. A very nice set up. As a side effect, this is also advantageous for smokers’ friends as the funnels works just as well to put away any second hand smoke.

Since Kelvin the expert in Korean food was with us, we let him did the ordering. Afterall, my limited knowledge in Korean food would have meant that we would always only stick to the server’s recommendation.

Dae Jang Gum Korean BBQ at Puchong
the Samgyeopsal (pork belly) and Yang Nyum Kalbi (marinated beef ribs)

We ordered Samgyeopsal (pork belly), Yang Nyum Kalbi (marinated beef ribs), beef bulgogi, Kimchi Jigge (kimchi stew), Dwenjang Jigge (bean paste stew), and of course, Korean BBQ always come with lotsa panchan (side dishes) like kimchi, vege, tofu, mushroom and so forth. The friendly owner (Suanie’s hometown friend) also brought us a bottle of soju, Pajeon (Korean pancake), and some very nice imported Korean canned drinks.

Before you ask, yes, it was a lot of food for just five of us.

Dae Jang Gum Korean BBQ at Puchong
beef Bulgogi, Pajeon (pancake), kimchi jigge (kimchi stew), and panchan (side dishes)

The waiters did the griling for us, and service was pretty brisk. We had the Samgyeopsal first, and since this is a grill, you can choose to have it as cooked as you like. For example, you might want to leave it a few minutes longer to have the crispy texture like bacon. The pork belly goes well with some sesame oil + salt sauce and wrapped in the fresh lettuce.

We had the beef Bulgogi and Yang Nyum Kalbi next. While the two beef dishes were different (one cooked and the other grilled), both are equally tasty and tender. The Bulgogi slightly sweet and was good with some rice. The grilled marinated beef though, is best served wrapped in lettuce with some green chili, sliced garlic, and the special sauce.

Dae Jang Gum Korean BBQ at Puchong
soju (Korean liquor), and various imported Korean canned drinks

Pajeon is the Korean pancake made with egg and flour and topped with lotsa green onion, imitation crab meat, and squid/octopus. Best enjoyed while still sizzling hot. The The two types of stew we ordered provided the contrasting texture taste, differing from the grilled main dishes.

The side dishes were good compliments to the main course we had, the restaurant also serves the more traditional fermented Kimchi that is more sourish and spicy, but you will have to specifically ask for it. For the average diner, usually the fresh Kimchi is served.

Dae Jang Gum Korean BBQ, map of Puchong
The same shop lots with Citibank, right next to Giant Puchong

It was a very satisfying and complete meal. As for price, meat costs a reasonable RM 30-40 per portion, you can have a good Korean BBQ dinner for RM 25-40 per person depending on how luxury you want to go. Of course, there are also the ala carte menu to choose from if you are slightly low on budget and yet want to have a taste of the far east that isn’t Japanese.

Dae Jang Gum Korean BBQ opens from 11am to 11pm daily.

Address:

15 Jalan 1/4, Bandar Puteri Puchong,
47100 Puchong, Selangor

GPS:
3.026334,101.61669
Tel: 03-8061 2160

The Star’s article.

Discuss : KY eats – Dae Jang Gum (大長今) Korean at Puchong

  1. let’s go there again!!!!!!!!!

  2. suanie,

    yeah, as a celebration of liberation from all diets!

  3. next time we need some poktanjoo (soju bomb aka soju shots in beer)!

  4. kelviN: no one can drive home later lmao

  5. As Suanie Sees It -

    […] Hidangan Korean BBQ sedap dan lazat. Anda boleh membaca laporan makan malam di belog KY. Jika anda berada di kawasan Bandar Puteri Puchong, kunjungilah restoran Korean BBQ milikan Hayanna sekeluarga serta Mer Vyn. Anda pasti tidak akan menyesal! […]

  6. dragoncity

    wow…u order so much…last time i went there, 2 person only..almost RM200…damn expensive!!

  7. I still prefer Japanese foods… blek 😛

  8. foodcrazee

    cipet….the way u describe them…drooling…cant afford to makan Korean now…. care to treat moi ?

  9. There’s another Korean restaurant called Dae Jang Gum also nearby the Jaya Shopping Centre in PJ. Maybe u can go and give a try also. It’s quite nice.
    There’s another one in Taipan, USJ, just behind the True Fitness. The price is more a less than same but this provides a better service than the first one

  10. dragoncity,
    I can only imagine what you ordered, must be a huge mountain or something.. or a lot of alcohol?

    sotong,
    Open up ur horizon, noob.

  11. nice pics 🙂 thanks!

    come again~~~~~~

  12. jom, let’s go.
    I wanna try too

  13. thinking of treating my frens to dinner (my birthday), and this place seems nice. can help me with the menu? budget $300-400, for around 10 pple.

  14. j3ff,

    just call or go there and ask for Mer Vyn, the boss. Tell him you read it from here, I’m sure he can recommend you something good, as I myself isn’t very pro at Korean food at all. 🙂

  15. food lover

    I’ve been to Dae Jang Gum @ Ampang!!! So expensive laaaaaaaaaaa

    but the bbq pork memang nice la. but freaking expensive leee… so little somemore ;P

  16. Dae Jang Gum @ Ampang is own by different people I think. The same owner’s shop at Ampang is called Woo Ga Chon

  17. been there tonite, damn nice 🙂 even mentioned your name to get more credits…

  18. You All Kiong Kan

    Nice pic

  19. juz wanna ask how much $ would it be if 2 people were to eat lunch there?

  20. jamie,
    That very much depends on what you order, you can keep it below RM 100 though. 🙂

  21. I wonder if this is the same one as the one in Sydney…. Hmmmm.

  22. Service sucks. Pricey. Stingy in food serving especially in side dishes. Will not go again.

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