Thinking of Korean food, first thing came into mind would be causing a bomb for your wallet right? We are delighted that the newly opened K-Food at Elit Avenue offers very friendly prices with uncomplicated delectable food. The interior setting is straightforward, nothing convoluted in decoration as well. There are no Barbecue nor Hot Pot here, caters for quick fix on your covet for Korean food.
Hot Stone Bibimbap (RM 17), one of the popular Korean must try dish. Julienne carrot, cucumber, onion and capsicum beautiful arranged on top the stoned rice. Spicy Gochujang sauce were served separately, of course we thrown all the sauce in and mixed evenly. The handful seaweed has heavenly twisted the biting texture so as the taste. The concoction heating trapped in the hot stone has not only keeping the rice warm, but also leaving some crispy charred rice cake at the bottom. The best kept at the bottom right?
Fried Buldak Bokkeum Myun (RM 12) has surprised us. We did not put high hope on this as it seem like usual fried Korean instant noodle from the menu, maybe extra touch with pork and vegetable. Our expectation turned in dramatic twist after we tasted. The noodle were coated with heavenly spicy chili powder, maybe some extra sauce we presume. Also, the flavorful noodle texture were greatly handled to keep it springy,
Kimchi Soup with rice (RM 15) is the perfect choice for Kimchi lover who prefer it hot and soupy. Fermented cabbage with enokitake mushroom, thick slices of tofu with marinated pork contained in the constant heat serving hot stone. As I drank to the bottom, I started to feel the numbness of my lips.
Japchae Rice (RM 18), it is a combo of rice and fried glass noodle. Springy glass noodles which made of sweet potato, stir fried with pork and julienne carrot, cucumber. Their chef has made perfect control on the amount of salt and sugar. The finished is then topped with aromatic sesame seed. However, petite eater should skip this because it is quite filling after including the rice.
Kimchijeon aka Kimchi Pancake (RM 12) The presence of kimchi were vividly registered, however we prefer the balance of saltiness soury from the soy chili dipping sauce.
Sundubu Soup with rice (RM 18), the ingredients were pretty similar with Kimchi soup but just that this tasted less bold.
We added another snack with Tokpokki (RM 15) after meal. It came with rice cake, fish cake and vegetable served in the pool of Korean red chili pepper sauce. The fiery hot sensation kick in gently and slowly numb my lips. You may try out their cheese and ramen version of tokpokki too.
There are only 2 option of refillable side dishes and it may vary on some days. However, the main side dish, Kimchi will always be there.
K-Food Korean Restaurant
1-1-45, Elit Avenue, Jalan Mayang Pasir 3, 11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia
(604) 637 0543
Operation Hours: 11.30 am to 3 pm & 6 pm to 10 pm (Daily)
Landmark: opposite Pantai hospital, next to Celcom Blue Cube.
K-Food Facebook page refers here.
Location map refers here.
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