Bibimbap lunch at Bulgogi Brothers today. This one at the Pavilion in downtown KL is one of the four KL branches of this Seoul-based chain which had expanded fast throughout the region in the past 7 years.
One nice thing about Korean-style seasonings in Malaysia: there's no need to really adjust to the local palates here since Malaysians also favoured the spicy-heat from the chillis, and the sweetness from the soy-Nashi pear marinade. But Bulgogi Brothers in Malaysia is also pork-free to suit the large Muslim clientele here.
My lunch was the dolsot bibimbap, a meal-in-a-stonepot combination of steamed rice with minced beef and a paraphernalia of finely-cut vegetables, mushrooms, sprouts and "kosari" (Korean fiddlehead ferns), topped with a raw eggyolk. Add the kochujang (spicy-soybean paste) and stir to mix the ingredients and paste together with the rice. Delish.
The side-dishes here were simple: kimchi, blanched spinach, sweetened lotus roots, sweet potatoes, corn, plus a bowl of consomme flavoured with "doenjang" (soybean paste).
Need to come back here to try the barbecued beef sometime.
Lot 6.01.03, Level 6, Pavilion KL
168, Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 21419620
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