My friend who read my blog inquire whether I’ve heard of any halal Korean Restaurant within Klang Valley area and after checking I came upon Gangnam Station. This halal Korean Restaurant in Shah Alam is a favourite among the Malay crowd and is always packed during dinner hours. In fact, they’ve been featured on TV programs and magazines such as LISA, Saji and Jalan-Jalan Cari Makan. Gangnam Station has also been awarded as Pilihan TV3 in the Jalan-Jalan Cari Makan TV program.
On a Saturday weekend, I was invited to review Gangnam Station located at Shah Alam (another outlet is located at Hartamas). For drinks, we just went ahead with a jug of ice lemon tea (which is refillable). While waiting for food to be served, we enjoyed the assorted side dishes provided.
Our first signature dish was Bulgogi (Stew Daging Lembu) – served with Australian Beef marinated with spices such as soy sauce, sugar, onions, ginger, black pepper and sesame oil. This dish also comes with Enoki Mushroom and spring onions beautifully decorated and plated in the pot. The beef was tender and succulent, however I find the sauce slightly too starchy for my taste.
Next, we were served with another signature dish Nakji Bokkeum a.k.a. Spicy Fried Squid (Kurita Sotong Pedas) in Kimchi sauce. This is definitely a ‘MUST TRY’ for the squid is fresh and spicy sauce was really tantalizing.
Following dish was Kek Nasi a.k.a. Tteokbokki Rice Cake and Vegetables Simmered in Red Hot Pepper Paste. Another ‘MUST TRY’ dish, the rice cake and vegetables is perfectly cooked and super soft.
Apart from this signature dishes, we also tried the pizza Haemul Pa Jeon a.ka.a Shrimp and Cockles Korea Pizza (Udang/Kerang Pancake). This pizza has a distinctive taste and might not suit everyone’s taste.
Last but not least, we were served two different soup. We had Kimchi Jjigae (Sup Kimchi) and Galbi Tang Beef Rib (Sup Daging) that comes with steamed rice individually. Between these two soups, I would recommend Galbi Tang Beef Rib as it’s extremely flavourful.
Overall, the food served was average but I think it depends on our own personal preferences as the flavours of the dishes are slightly stronger than the usual Korean fare I try at other eateries. Till then, look out for my next foodie journey!
Restoran Korea Gangnam Station
G36, Block 5, Laman Seri Business Park,
Jalan Persiaran Sukan, Seksyen 13
40000 Shah Alam,
Contact: +603-5887 0426
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Gangnam Station Restaurant
Mon-Sun: 11.30am – 11pm