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Mom’s Birthday Dinner at Woo Ga Chon Korean Restaurant

Woo Ga Chon is possibly our most favoured Korean restaurant ever. It’s located in the “Korean Village” area in Ampang. We have celebrated a lot of anniversaries, birthdays and mother/father days there. You can check out my 23rd birthday dinner there in this post. There are a few reasons why we love going there:

1. Consistency: The food is always good. There was not once we were let down by the food there.

2. Generosity: They are very generous with their free flow side dishes. On top of that, they have a good variety of them and the stuff are never boring.

3. Price: Very, very reasonably priced. In fact it’s bordering cheap, as long as you avoid ordering grilled beef that is. The fact is the pork stuff are much tastier and more satisfying :)

For mom’s birthday last month, we went to Woo Ga Chon again for a celebratory dinner.

# – As usual, the impressive array of Korean side dishes were served first. A few variations of kimchi, chili cockles, salad, blanched vegetables, you name it, they’ve got it.

# – The bibimbap. It’s made up of cooked rice topped with a variety of vegetables and meats and an egg yolk in the middle. It never gets boring eating this because every bite is different from the one before (unless you have super hand-mixing power, hehe). The mortar stays hot enough till the end and often you’d find your self with slight burnt rice crusts that are oh so delicious to nibble on!

# – Delicious kimchi soup. It’s very flavourful and packed with goodies like mushrooms, clams, tofu, radish, chillies and many more.

# – Korean pancake. This is actually my least favourite of the dishes. I found it a little bland and it’s not as crispy as I like it to be. It’s almost like eating a thinner fritata. My mom loves this though so I’d say it’s subjective, just like how people like their eggs cooked in different ways.

# – Bulgogi. The entire family including me love this. It’s a little sweet but when balanced out with some rice, it’s absolutely delicious. The sauce, the well-marinaded beef and pleasantly chewy glass noodles….yummy!

# – Grilled marinaded pork. Perfect to be eaten wrapped in lettuce and slathered with the sesame oil/plum power/salt dipping sauce. This is our staple at Woo Ga Chon.

# – Behold the star of the evening, duck bacon! I’ve never eaten duck bacon before so this was a first for me. It looked almost too beautiful to be eaten, unfortunately nothing on the table escaped me. So how was this duck bacon? It was delicious! I was expecting it to taste like pork bacon but it was surprisingly different. For one, it’s not as salty and the meat was not very tough. It’s like a cross between eating smoked and cured meat, does that make sense to you? The fatty bits really complemented the meat too, I couldn’t stop popping them into my mouth. In fact, I think this dish will be regularly ordered whenever we eat at Woo Ga Chon.

# – Dad got a little adventurous and ordered grilled beef tongues. If you’re into these sort of stuff, you should definitely order this dish. The tongues were well-marinaded and were chewy in a way obscure body parts should taste like. Dad loved it too but he didn’t eat much due to health concerns and guess who ended up finishing the entire plate of tongues? :P

# – The mom agrees :D

The bill came to a little over RM200 for 6 people and all those food. You can check out another review at: WeAteThis.com

Woo Ga Chon Korean Restaurant
G20 Jalan Sulaiman 1, Taman Putra Sulaiman,
68000 Ampang
Tel: 03-4270 4211

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