Pop culture of Korea has definitely played a very important role in the Korean wave as more people are getting to know more about the country, the culture and the tradition of Korea. In the culinary scene, things aren’t any different. With K-pop getting bigger, more people acquiring the flavour of Korea. With these overwhelming responses which are evident with the amount of Korean BBQ restaurants around us, even food courts are serving Korean BBQ.
Situated at the Rock Café in Sunway (across the Sunway International School) the place is within walking distance, very much favourable to the Korean students enrolled in the school or college. The stall also delivers a good range of authentic Korean stews and noodles.
When having Korean BBQ, it is common to visit the Korean restaurants with grilling stove and ventilator but doing Korean BBQ at a food court was the first for me.
The portion served did not fall short from the usual that is served in a Korean restaurant. In fact, there is more meat to compensate the lack of side dishes served. As a matter of fact the plump slices of fresh pork serve 2 pax and cost RM 17 each with one kimchi each.
Instead of the usual leaf lettuce, iceberg lettuce is served as salad leaves to accompany the BBQ pork.
With charcoal free and the absence of grill stove, portable gas stove is used instead. With a tray covered with aluminum foil, we are ready to cook our meat at semi open air with some nice breeze if lucky.
The aroma of grilled meats wafting through the night breeze is very calmingly enjoyable. Almost like street food in Korea without the tents.
The misconception of many is that the BBQ restaurants are all over everywhere in Korea. That is erroneous as the highest number of restaurants is probably fusion cafes. We probably have more here when comparing the restaurant ratios to distances compared to it in Korea itself. The best BBQ restaurant has yet to prevail but this certainly isn’t one.
The Rock Cafe (Medan Sunway) is located at:
2 Jalan PJS 11/20 (Bandar Sunway)
Petaling Jaya, Selangor 46150
GPS coordinate: 3.068487,101.602107
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