Sunday, 22 September 2013

Uncle Jang , Bandar Puteri Puchong

Uncle Jang, a name that is gaining popularity in the F&B industry
What makes this restaurant so popular? Well, they specialize in this dish called...

Dak-Galbi! It is a popular South Korean dish where marinated chicken cubes are stir fried in a go chu jang (chili pepper paste) sauce together with cabbage, sweet potato, scallions, onions and tteok (rice cake) on a hot plate. Dak Galbi originates from Chuncheon, Gangwan Province.

Apparently, Dak-Galbi is actually a popular dish among students as it is considered a budget meal over there

(I think this only applies to students in South Korea)

Their Menu. It might seem complicated for first timer. No worries. The owner, a Korean, was really friendly. He explained to us the menu when we visited this place the first time.

There's also a guide to order =) 
During my first visit two months ago, we wanted to order a 1:1 ratio of non-spicy to spicy but their spicy sauce is sold out =[ So I was pretty keen on ordering the spicy one this time =] . We ordered 2 portion of non-spicy(RM19) and 1 portion of spicy (RM22).

And we also added on two sari (add-ons) that is Ramen (RM6) and Mushroom (RM8) =)

Please be vary that the portion Uncle Jang serves is very huge. 2 portion is enough for 3 moderate eater. Once you placed your order, we were served with complementary condiments and side-dishes such as kimchi and cabbage to be served with your Dak-Galbi

We were also give a bottle of water, FOC. And it is refillable so no worries =D

First, the hot plate is heated up
Then, the waiter will come with your Dak Galbi (Cabbage, Marinated Chicken, Sweet Potato, Rice Cakes)

Stir Stir Stir
You can cook it on your own or let the waiter cook it for you. I'd recommend you to let the waiter do his job as the hot plate is really hot and the chilli sauce might splatter on your eyes!

Continue mixing...
Let it rest for about 5 minutes for the cabbage to soften

Then, add in the sari. Mushroom is added in first as it takes a longer time for it to be cooked
Mix Mix Mix

Then, last but not least, the ramen is thrown in!
The mixing process continues ..

and mix..
And after a minute of two it is ready to be served! =D
This is my favourite- Tteok (Rice Cake). I really love the Q and chewy texture of it =)
You can either eat Dak-Galbi on its own, or eat it the traditional way by wrapping the chicken and cabbage in a lettuce

Dak Galbi is currently my favourite Korean cuisine. The whole dish was really well marinated (as of all the stiring and mixing). Each bite was packed with flavour. The chicken Uncle Jang uses is chicken thigh, hence it was really tender and smooth. I loved the dish the most when we were about to finish it at the end, because the ramen will fully absorb the flavour at then and the cabbage would be really soft and tender. And best of all, the dish won't get cold thanks to the hot plate ;)
Be aware, the spicy one is REALLY SPICY. Like REALLY. Even a spicy food lover like me couldn't take it ! We ended up ordering 100 plus (RM2) to relief the spiciness lol!
The only complain I have was the bad ventilation of the restaurant. It was really stuffy, especially when your Dak-Galbi is being cooked and I always leave Uncle Jang with burnt hair smell.
We really enjoyed our meal. The average price for one person is about RM15. For a Korean Meal and such a large portion, I'd say it is pretty worth it =)

Uncle Jang Korean Restaurant (Puchong)
No,1-1, Jalan Puteri 1/7,
Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong,
Selangor, Malaysia

Business Hours: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm (except Tuesday: 6pm – 11pm only)
Tel No.: +603-8051 2208

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