Sunday, April 19, 2009

Or-Ju Korean Restaurant, Kepong

It was a joint birthday celebration for WF and LH, and we were figuring where to have their celebration dinner. The birthday boy decided to take charge, he'll decide on where to eat.
Hence, that's how we ended at Or-Ju..
Or-Ju is a 2 storey restaurant; ground floor serves the buffet spread while we went up stairs for ala carte..
We took sometime ordering; the menu was predominantly korean, while a number of japanese dishes too.
Once ordering was done, the complimentary side dishes was served almost immediately..
There were about 5-6 side dishes, I cant really recall. Not that many :p
I liked the clams and their salad (with vinegared dressing); the rest were forgettable.
Jeremy had ordered his own main as he was not too well to take spicy/ grilled food..
His Dori Katsudon had a generous serving of eggs, onions, fried pork chop and over-generous amount of sauce. The taste was fine, but jeremy finds his rice bowl too "wet'..the sauce was over soaking the rice; felt like porridge at the bottom of the rice bowl.
We ordered some grilled pork belly (RM48.90 for 2 person set, this was one serve)..
It was quite nice; having it with lettuce, garlic and the korean spicy beanpaste sauce. But most of the grilled pork belly was very oily (some were dripping with it); which was rather unappetising after a while. Oh, and it's grilled in the kitchen, so you dont get to have all the grilling 'action' live at the table.
The grilled black pork was better (RM52.90 for 2 person set, this was one of the serve)..
The meat was nicely charred and very juicy. The marination was on the sweet side, reminded me of charsiew actually.
We had some spicy kimchi soup..
I didnt really enjoy this as I find the soup too thick and sour for me. And the red was a tad shocking.
Something from the japanese menu, fried soft shell crabs (RM18.90)
It was crunchy to the bite, but the batter was very thick and oily. Could not really taste the soft shell crab flavour.
I wanted some Bibimbap, LH decided to order that with grilled pork (RM13.90). Yes, my friends just love pork... :p
This was a tasty bowl of rice, but I wont say it bibimbap-ish..Sure, the bowl was hot and gave the rice a nice burnt flavour, but the sauce was more teriyaki sweet than spicy. The amount of grilled pork chunks were generous and all were well marinated.
Or-Ju pancake(RM16.90)
Their pancake was quite a favourite as the flour base was quite thin but loaded with ingredients. The pancake was nicely browned and crisp on the exterior; a nice contrast to the fluffy ingredients.
Lastly, we had the Octopus noodles (RM25)
Cold noodles served with chopped octopus, vegetables in sweet spicy sauce. Mixed it well and oh my, it was very tasty indeed! The noodles were ultra smooth, we could slurp it down so quickly (and rather loudly by some of the guys too). It gets spicier with every mouthful, but as it was also highly addictive, we didnt stop eating this.
Overall, I find most of the food have been slightly localised (although the restaurant was run by koreans), which at some point of time, I thought I was eating chinese food.
Total bill was RM221.45
Or-Ju Korean Restaurant is located at 68, Jalan Metro Perdana Barat 3, Taman Usahawan Kepong, 52100, Kepong Utara, KL.

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Blogger Leonard Loh said...

The grilled black pork looks really really good.

And your friends and I share similar interest... porrrrk. :D

19 April, 2009  
Blogger "Joe" who is constantly craving said...

looks like a fusion korean n jap n watever lost..

20 April, 2009  
Blogger J2Kfm said...

hahaa .. almost misread as Ju On.
that'll be a conversation topic.

20 April, 2009  
Blogger Nic (KHKL) said...

my initial reaction was, woah the kim chi soup so red one???!! haha!

wow, i din know koreans serve cockles. how did em taste like ar? good?

21 April, 2009  
Blogger mimid3vils said...

I tried once, don't like the way they grilling the meat for us, I prefer DIY :(

22 April, 2009  
Blogger CUMI & CIKI said...

i cant get past the picture of the pork belly:P

23 April, 2009  
Blogger worldwindows said...

Korean BBQ has some of the best pork dishes but it is not cheap.

23 April, 2009  
Blogger Food Promotions said...

The spicy Kimchi Soup looks really hot and red. Haha

23 April, 2009  
Anonymous jason said...

The pork belly looks rather... plain and still raw :S

24 April, 2009  
Blogger foodbin said...

more towards fusion Korean food.

24 April, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

leonard: hi there!yes it was the better of the 2. tasted more chinese though.

joe: not very pure korean la...

j2kfm: if it's Ju-On, no one would be eating there...unless u wanna get a fright when food is served :p

nic: yeah, the red was frightening!the cockles were pretty good though

mimid3vils: i prefer DIY too :(

cumi&ciki: hehehe..was too oily though..

worldwindows: agreed..but darn expensive

foodpromo: yes, waayyyy too red!

jason: haha..but grilled pork belly always looks like this. they didnt marinate with dark soy sauce ma

foodbin: i guess so.. fusion chinese korean..

26 April, 2009  

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