August 22, 2014

Chun Cheon Dak Galbi Korean BBQ

I always need to squeeze my brain juice to write a prologue for each post, it is like every post with a prologue make it perfect or complete; yet I can't think of any for this one so I'll just straight away introduce the new Korean restaurant - Chun Cheon Dak Galbi that I went with my sister few months back (yeah, I'm quite updated with new restaurants/cafes, just I always procrastinate the writing part). If not mistaken, this is the first ever Korean restaurant in Penang that serve Dak Galbi, a popular Korean dish that made by stir-fried marinated chicken in a gochujang sauce, gonna show you how it looks like on the later part of this post. 
Do not worry about parking lot since the Vantage Desiran Tanjung commercial building is rather empty, not much shop-lots are open there during the time we went, thing that you really need to worry is availability seats in Chun Cheon, reservation is recommended. The restaurant is divided into a few partitions and I got the interior design photo after all the diners were left, yeah my sister and I were the last diners to leave the restaurant for their lunch session. 
Kimchi-Jjigae | RM18
I'll just skip all the crap and start with the most exciting part - food! That was our late lunch, if not mistaken it was 1.30pm when we reached there and we do not have time to ask ourselves whether how hungry we were because the lunch session is until 3pm, what we can do is to order as soon as possible. Kimchi Jjigae or any soup based food is a must whenever I went to a restaurant, it comes with a steamed white rice. This dish never go wrong as long as they seasoned it with enough doenjang and gachujang, so loved as they put a lot of beancurd slices in the kimchi jjigae. We were quite regret for ordering this, not to say that it doesn't taste good, it really taste good, but we can't finished it as the dak galbi made us bloated; the steamed white rice just remain there untouched. 
Dak Galbi | RM26/pax, minimum order of 2 pax
The legendary Dak Galbi that I keep mention in this post, it looks 'pale' here but trust me it will make you drool after they are cooked on the hot plate. We kind of got shock when they served this, the portion is so huge but it will shrink a bit when all the ingredients (cabbage, sweet potato, marinated chicken thigh and tteok aka Korean rice cake) are cooked in the gochujang sauce. Do not know how or hate the hassle of cooking? Over here, what you need to do is just sit there and the staff will settle the cooking for you, they will inform you once the dak galbi is ready.
Fried Rice | RM6 . Cheese | RM8
There are some add-on choices for you to include in the dak galbi, so we had these. Practically that was not fried rice, it is white rice topped with gochujang sauce and seaweed, but once the staff mixed it with the dak galbi ingredients, it will become fried rice. Will try ramen next time. No idea why we ordered cheese? Me either. My sister browse through some blogs, and most of them recommend this so we also did the same for the sake of trying. Scroll down to see how they cook all these together. 
Once the food are almost cooked, the staff will separate the chicken from other ingredients and pour the cheese on the chicken, it started to look yummeh right? Cover it for around 5 minutes to wait for the cheese melted, then the staff will ask you to take some chicken to try, writing this post in this hour really a bad idea, so hungry looking at the photo. If you want to take all the chicken, you may, but we left some on the hot plate so that it can mixed with rice and the veggies. 
If you went to Korea before, you might not feel that this dak galbi in Chun Cheon is heavenly, but for me, it is really good since it was my first time to have this. Looking at the photo now make me drool non-stop and tummy started to play some music; mum when is my lunch ready?! After discuss with my sister, you will surely visit Chun Cheon Dak Galbi restaurant again, but with more people joining us, we can only try more food by doing this and merrier!

No. A1-6 & A1-7, Vantage Desiran Tanjung, Jalan Tanjung Bungah, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Penang.

Business Hours
11am - 3pm; 6pm - 10pm (Daily)

Contact Number
04-890 8749

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What's the plan today? Movie marathon, hunting hawker om nom nom, enjoy life to the max while others are working. Laugh

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