|The owner & chief chef Mi Hwa Park|
Monday, February 4, 2013
The Lowdown – This restaurant serving superlative food without any nouveau pretension is so popular that making reservations are advised. An extensive a la carte menu offers a comprehensive choice of the finest Korean fare. The highlight is the cooking of your own meats and piping hot food on your own little grill, a neat change to the run of the mill point and order joint. There are nine ‘Banchan’ (side dishes) with every meal you order and all of them have their own flavours, and are amazingly delicious, the standards being cabbage kimchi, bean sprouts and sweet potato and the rest change. And yes fruit is served on the house as ‘dessert’. Many of the ingredients and spices are brought from Korea, ensuring authentic dishes and the owner ‘Mi Hwa Park’ is the chief chef too.
Ambience- Exquisite rosewood furniture coupled with intricately detailed wooden panelling and local paintings add to its elegant ambience matched by food that is equally refined and refreshing. One is seated in a booth on the wood floor on low wooden tables, after taking off one’s shoes to eat in traditional Korean style. The tables are big enough to seat large groups of people, and are also big enough to place a large amount of dishes. They also have buttons on the table to alert your waiter/waitress if they are not around.
Lip-smacking- Traditional Korean BBQ is one of the restaurant’s specialities including ‘Bulgogi’ (tenderloin beef BBQ) and ‘Daeji yangnyeom Galbi’ (seasoned pork ribs). ‘Kimch jigae’ (spicy Hot Korean kimchi with tofu and pork) served with sticky rice, ‘Bibim Bap’ (rice with vegetables, meat and a fried egg, which is to be mixed with a fruit based sauce), ‘chicken gas’ (fried chicken) and ‘Haemul Tang’ (spicy sea-food soup).
Don't even go there –If you are uncomfortable sitting cross-legged on the floor and dining.
'Man’ speak –I was craving something refreshingly new for my slightly overdone palette and this proved to be an exciting dining experience.
How to get there – Unit 11, Ground Floor, Global Foyer B/D, Golf course road, sector 43, Gurgaon. Next to the Mercedes Benz showroom, the nearest metro station is sikanderpur.
Tel- 0124-4086128 / 4086130
Timings- Open for lunch and dinner.
Cost – A meal for two would be approx. 2,200 without alcohol.
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