Dec 21, 2013

Bulgogi Brothers @ Paradigm Mall PJ

Just when I thought I was done with my Korean cravings, I was invited to sample Bulgogi Brother's new menu recently. It did gave my taste buds a lure back to its initial Korean-urge.

Looks like Korean cuisine is getting much apparent and frequent in this blog. Still, I'm in no hurry to put it to a halt.

Bulgogi Brothers

Bulgogi Brothers recently unveiled its newest menu, rolling out distinctive selections of appetizers and hearty mains that mirrors their Seoul-based Korean franchise' seasonally driven menu.

The place is also popular for it's oil-free barbequed meats and heart-shaped seasoned beef. Bulgogi Brothers is pork-free.

Having been in Paradigm Mall since inception, this is not my first time visiting. You can read about my previous experience Here.

What I will be sampling today, is not what you'd expect from the conventional Korean menu. Rather, something a little less mainstream, much more interesting, bold new flavours.

Okusu Cha (Corn Tea).

One of my friends with us that night mentioned that it's really hard to find a decent brand that carries good Korean corn tea - and this is one of it. It was fragrant and had a nice toasty aftertaste that lingers on the tongue. More enjoyable if drank chilled.

Complimentary Refillable Side Dishes.

The side dishes served here are slightly different compared to the classics, with most leaning towards the sour side. Kimchi, spinach, radish, spiced water crest, sweet lotus root and mashed pumpkin. Sadly, my favourite sautéed anchovies was not part of the list.

Sautéed Beef Wraps (Sogigi Milssam). Rm19.90.

One of my favourite dish of the meal - sautéed minced beef marinated in special bulgogi sauce, topped with julienned potato and alfalfa sprouts at the side. On its own, the beef could be a little too salty, but that's not how you're suppose to eat it!

Wrap it in naturally coloured wheat flour pancake wraps in original (white), spinach (green) or beet root (pink) and pop it in your mouth like a mini tortilla. It was delightful and delicious.

Crispy Tofu with Chicken (Dubu Chicken). Rm15.90.

Glistening in teriyaki sauce and Thai chili powder, the combo of chicken and golden brown tofu looked extremely tempting when served.

The chicken was marinated well - savoury and spicy; the breaded tofu was firm and had great textures. For those who can't take spicy food, be warned!

Beef Short Ribs Soup (Galbi Tang). Rm39.90.

Beef broth base that took 6 hours of sweat and effort, one would only expect a wholesome pot of goodness - and this did not disappoint.

The soup was sweet, rich and hearty. The chopped green onions added a nice zest to the overall dish. On the contrary, the beef ribs was slightly too tough for my liking. It did not slid-off its bones as anticipated.

Ginseng Chicken Soup (Samgyetang). Rm45.90.

When I was told that this dish is meant for one, I went - What? Are you serious? One whole chicken?

Boiled in a hearty ginseng broth, this whole spring chicken was stuffed with jujubes, ginseng, garlic, chestnuts and three types of glutinous rice that will definitely be a stomach-full.

Spicy Chicken Bulgogi (Dak Galbi Bulgogi). Rm29.90.

I had fun photographing this plate of nicely laid, plethora of ingredients. So colourful yet so simple. Undeniably one of my favourites of the night too.

Juicy chicken thighs marinated in special spicy Bulgogi sauce, served with a medley of vegetables and rice cakes.

Bulgogi Brothers Special. Rm81.90.

Heart-shape, hand-pressed, seasoned beef. How cute is that?

The meat tasted plain, but I'd expected that, since all barbequed meats here are healthily oil-free. The tough textures though, was a challenge to swallow. Feeling discontented, I wasn't convinced of any improvements post my visit last time.

You can read about my previous review Here. Tip: Request to get your meats done medium. I figured the natural juices would do great justice to overall flavours.

Restaurant Menu Here.

Overall Rating: 7/10. Launched about a month back, I had a great time sampling their new menu that night. My top picks would have to be the sautéed beef wraps, spicy chicken bulgogi and the ginseng chicken soup.

Bulgogi Brothers Outlets:
E-curve +603 77223633
Mid Valley +603 2282 2292
Pavilion KL +603 2141 9620

Bulgogi Brothers is located at:
Paradigm Mall
GB13, Ground Floor, Boulevard,
No.1, Jalan SS 7/26A, Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya
P: 603 - 7887 3541 / 603 - 7887 3545


  1. Geh. Korean food. D:
    The first pic looks....pretty and colorful.


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