Korean BBQ Nak Won n Little Waroeng Jakarta
A dear old friend came back from Australia for her annual visit. We missed meeting her the last time she came back. This time we made sure we will meet her, by hook or by crook! When the evening came, we drove to her house to fetch her. Beep! Beep! And she rushed out, looking as gorgeous as ever! Who would believe she is a mother of two teenage girls?!
“Okay, where are we going?”
Anywhere. This is your ground! And you are the one back to Malaysia!
“Hmmm, I have eaten so much the past few weeks. Want to go for “roti canai”?” Hahaha! You gotta be kidding! Dinner lah, friend! After much debate, we finally agreed to Korean BBQ.
We ended up at Restaurant Nak Won at
7-1-1, Jalan 3/109F
Taman Danau Desa
58100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-7987 3004
It is located above the Pasar Raya Sri Kota.
This way up!
This way in…
Whenever you order any BBQ dish, you will be served many plates of side dishes;
some starters and some appetizers.
(Two types of BBQ meat would be more than sufficient for 3 pax.)
There will also be a plate of “sang choy” (lettuce) to eat with the BBQ meat and its side dishes.
All these (the side dishes and salad leaves) are “refillable” with no extra charge.
Ahem, it is best to confirm with the waiter before you request for refills,
just in case they charge, okay?
Some of the restaurants do not charge for their Korean tea, while some do.
Some give free refills while some will charge.
Hence, it is always best to ask first!
This steamed egg is also a side dish.
The waiter will bring out a pot of burning charcoal to start the BBQ pit which is at the centre of the table.
After placing the charcoal, the waiter will close the opening with a metal plate before pulling down the chimney hood to suck out the BBQ smoke and heat.
(Not very useful though as you will still walk out the restaurant smelling like a piece of BBQ!)
This place serves the worst ginseng chicken soup (cannot even see the ginseng!) I have ever tasted!
When we complained the soup was tasteless, the waiter poured back all the bowls of soup distributed into this big bowl and took it back to the kitchen.
Excuse me, we have drank the soup from our individual bowl
and you mixed them back into one common bowl!
How hygienic is that?!
Anyway, he came back saying he had added another packet of ginseng powder which we were still not happy with the taste and had to add salt into our re-distributed bowl!
We got to trust that all of us are healthy people!
Even the chicken was overcooked and tasteless too!
It is common that the waiter will BBQ the meat for the guests.
Their marinated meat was better than the non-marinated ones.
I must say this Korean BBQ restaurant is not recommended at all although their prices are cheaper than most Korean BBQ restaurants in town.
Even the food was not fantastic, we still finished everything (except the ginseng chicken soup) because we were brought up that way.
Do not waste food!
There are many people who are dying of hunger somewhere everyday!
To us, the time we spent chatting and eating at the Korean BBQ restaurant was not enough.
We paid and left that place to look for another place to go.
Let’s go for dessert!
We kept walking down, following the traffic, and found this place at the T-junction.
19, Jalan 4/109F
Taman Danau Desa
They were having a promotion of RM1.00/ bowl of “ice kacang”!
It was already 9pm when we reached the place.
We found out that they close at 10.30pm.
Ah, we can sit here for another hour or so! Happy!
We ordered the “promotion” ice kacang, a cup of Indonesia coffee and a glass of green grass jelly drink.
The peanuts in the ice kacang were stale or expired
the coffee was bland; no aroma and no caffeine kick!
Guess my choice of green grass jelly drink was not too bad.
I liked it!
Our dear friend is not a blogger and not computer savvy but she loves to take pictures!
So, we ended up taking pictures of each other taking pictures!
That night, we did not have a satisfied meal, not the main course and not the dessert, but all of us enjoyed ourselves because of the company. That night, we just wanted to go somewhere to fill our stomachs; somewhere we could sit and talk and catch up with time. That night, good food was not the focus. That night we found that we do not need good food, good wine whatsoever to enjoy good friendship!
Dear friend, may you have a wonderful life! May you be well and happy always in Australia. May you find what you are looking for; for yourself, your girls and your family. May our friendship lasts for a long, long time! We shall have more fun the next time you come back, okay?
Three cheers to dear good friend from Australia!