Thursday, September 27, 2007

Dae Jang Gum, Petaling Jaya

I've been to Dae Jang Gum a few times but I always forgotten to bring along my camera. This time, I finally did...hence, the overload of pictures from DJG..haha
I first went to Dae Jan Gum restaurant when the popularity of the Dae Jang Gum series was at it's peak. Suckers that we are, we promptly tried the food in DJG..
Some hits and some misses, nonetheless, we do come back now and then..

Main thing about korean food would be the huge array of side dishes..DJG did serve us with quite a number of refillable side dishes, allowing us to try different types of kimchis and other korean side dishes. Some turned out realy tasty, while others...was not very welcomed by my tastebuds..guess it's personal preference in the end..
There were 4 of us, we decided to order some grilled meat. I've always like grilled ox tongue ( So Hyo), so that was my immediate order..I do find the cuts a tad too thin that day, nonetheless, the ox tongues still tasted good. The meat was springy and slightly crispy; wrap it real quickly with fresh lettuce and pop it into your mouth..the feeling was oh so satisfying..Coolness and sweetness from the veg mingling with the crispiness and saltiness of the meat and sauce makes this a once pop you cant stop snack..
We also order sliced pork belly (Sam Gyoub Sal) The pork was wonderful that day; the marbled meat was delicious, the fat was cooked till crispy and a tad charred, giving the meat a beautiful flavour. As we chose fresh cuts( ie, unmarinated meat), the pork was very sweet and there was bad porky smell at all..
A must order for me at DJG would be their Dol Sot Bibim Bab
Generous portion of sliced vegetables, some mince meat and raw egg was served on rice. Served in a very hot stone bowl, you need to mix everything together with their sauce. Really tasty rice dish as I find DJG's mix of flavours just right, not too sweet nor too salty.
We also ordered Kimchi Chigae, which was kimchi soup set, served with side dishes. I must admit, I am not a big fan of kimchi as I do find kimchi flavour too harsh for my liking. Surprisingly, the soup was pretty good, very appetising soup actually. Loads of ingredients too. :)
The korean pancake (Pah Jeon) was a little too thick for my liking. And the fact that the vegetables was roughly chopped (taking small bites was near impossible..) obviously did not get extra points from me. How can I eat like a lady then? hehe
The waiter suddenly came over with 2 more dishes..
On the house, he said..
Oh okay...
There was the steamed eggs in hot bowl..Texture was slightly coarse, the jap and chinese steamed version fared better.
Next was some fusion thingy of corn with chopped crabsticks and sausages; smothered with mayonaise and egg sauce served on a hot plate. The flavours work pretty together, especially when the base gets a bit charred. Crispy at the bottom, creamy in the centre and juicness from the sweet corn does wonders to the taste buds. Not too much of this though, you would get a bit jelak after a few bites.
We also had 2 plates of fresh lettuces tossed with vinegar and some spicy sauce which I really like (sorry, didnt take a picture), sliced watermelon and some iced barley dessert on the house. Total bill was RM127 as we got an additional 10% off on the bbq dishes. Quite worth it since we didnt even ask for any discounts. :)
Dae Jang Gum is located at 20B-2 & 20B-3, Jalan 14/20, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Tel: 03-79572613. This area is more known as Jaya Spermarket, DJG is located at a corner, first floor (ground floor is a kopitiam)

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Blogger "Joe" who is constantly craving said...

yumm..tried ox tongue that day n i loved it absolutely..

28 September, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

joe: ox tongue is yummy eh? one of my fave too..

28 September, 2007  
Blogger wmw said...

Korean food...I like Bulgogi best!

29 September, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

wmw: ooo..bulgogi's yummy too!

30 September, 2007  
Blogger Big Boys Oven said...

We start to haunt Korean food this days not sure why... maybe want tp be one of the eat trend truely korean food can be adorable.

30 September, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

big boys: just like the korean series, guess korean cuisine is hitting us in a massive way eh?

30 September, 2007  

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