Dae Jang Kem Korean Restaurant Sri Hartamas

So I don't get the chance to eat Korean food often, and when I do, I will always compare it to the authentic ones I had in Seoul a couple of years back. The other day, an opportunity came to me, and I found myself dining at this rather authentic Korean Restaurant in Desa Sri Hartamas, Dae Jang Kem Korean Restaurant. 

Dae Jang Kem Korean Restaurant Sri Hartamas
Dae Jang Kem Korean Restaurant Sri Hartamas


Dae Jang Kem Korean Restaurant
6 - 1, Jalan Sri Hartamas 22A/70A,
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 036201657

The interior of Dae Jang Kem Korean Restaurant Sri Hartamas
The interior of Dae Jang Kem Korean Restaurant Sri Hartamas
Part of the obligatory kim chi and side dishes for any authentic Korean meal
Part of the obligatory kim chi and side dishes for any authentic Korean meal


Upon reaching the restaurant late in the evening, I was pleased to see it looked exactly like the ones I've frequented in Korea, maybe due to the fact the owner was Korean and it does look authentic in terms of the decor and all. As for the food, do check it all out below as I go through our dining pleasures for the evening. 


One of my favourite portion of the restaurant, the BBQ grill
One of my favourite portion of the restaurant, the BBQ grill
The BBQ grill section of the restaurant has got to be my favourite section of any Korean Restaurant, as we got to actually cook our own meat, be it pork, beef or chicken. That evening we got to try Dae Jang Kem Korean Restaurant's BBQ pork and beef. Check these yummy stuffs below!

Fresh Pork Belly Sliced (Sam Gyob Sal) - RM25
#1 Fresh Pork Belly Sliced (Sam Gyob Sal) - RM25

Grilled to a crisp, without being marinated, just pure pork meat, the Fresh Pork Belly Sliced (Sam Gyob Sal) retained it's original taste which wasn't too bad. I did prefer the marinated version though, but give me another plate of this, and I would gladly clean it up for you. It was crispy enough and went well with the accompanying sauces. 

#2 Marinated Pork Belly Sliced - RM25
#2 Marinated Pork Belly Sliced - RM25

If you thought the Fresh Pork Belly Sliced (Sam Gyob Sal) was good, then this Marinated Pork Belly Sliced raises the bar a couple of notches higher. Marinated in some delicious special Korean recipe, after being BBQ'ed on the grill, it came out smelling good and tasted even better! We had some sweet fragrant taste to the meat. Now if only there weren't so much fats in it. 

#3 BBQ Beef - RM60
#3 BBQ Beef - RM60

If pork doesn't satisfy, then by all means go for  Dae Jang Kem Korean Restaurant's signature BBQ beef dish. Similar to the Marinated Pork Belly Sliced, the bbq beef was soft to the bite, and really did go well with our drinks.

Gab Che (Fried and Mix Vegetable Korean Glass Noodle)- RM25
#4 Gab Che (Fried and Mix Vegetable Korean Glass Noodle)- RM25

In Korea, this would be one of the staples in any menu, the Gab Che (Fried and Mix Vegetable Korean Glass Noodle) came in an unassuming plate, but once we tried it, we just had to have more. The taste itself was really nice, akin to our lightly fried noodles, without the oil, and slightly sweeter. Peppered with lots of thinly sliced beef, this was another one of the must-order dish of Dae Jang Kem Korean Restaurant. 

Haemul Pajeon (Pan Fried seafood Flavor Pancake) - RM30
#5 Haemul Pajeon (Pan Fried seafood Flavor Pancake) - RM30

Bring out the pizzas! Gangnam style. So it wasn't exactly pizzas, but it does look really alike. The Haemul Pajeon (Pan Fried seafood Flavor Pancake) came with very generous amounts of squids and prawns all stuffed into the pancake. The pancake was made from lots of eggs, flour, rice flour, green onions and more, which actually tasted like the eggs from our local fried oyster dish. Yummy stuff. 

 Mixed Fried Vegetables with rice in Stone Pot ( Dol Sot Bibim Bab) - RM18
#6 Mixed Fried Vegetables with rice in Stone Pot ( Dol Sot Bibim Bab) - RM18

If you fancy a dish made fully from vegetables, then go for the Korean Mixed Fried Vegetables with rice in Stone Pot ( Dol Sot Bibim Bab). I was taught by a Korean friend that to take this dish, usually all the ingredients should be mixed all together to bring out the mish mash of flavour. 

Overall, it was a good meal out with bloggers and friends. Dae Jang Kem Korean Restaurant in Desa Sri Hartamas do serve some nice Korean fare, so if you are around the vicinity and game for some "Kim Chi" food, do drop by the eatery. 

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5 comments :

  1. Went to one here, didn't like the kimchi...and don't think the food is all that authentic. Never tried elsewhere other than in Seoul a long time ago. Can't remember anything that I liked.

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  2. Ah! I've always wanted to try this. Should have buZz me and I join you. I've never been there despite how close I live nearby. Next time you're around hartamas again, I'll walk and go join you.

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  3. wonder if this one's a sister branch to the one in PJ, also name Dae Jang Kem but slightly different spelling.

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  4. Oh never been to this restaurant. Same name as that famous TV drama right? For Korean food I like Dao Rae : )

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