I recently had the pleasure of dining with a few friends at this place suggested by my friend Wendy. Zen Korean BBQ is along the row of restaurants that have populated the Jalan Ara stretch more commonly known as One Bangsar. As you drive past, do try to look out for the sign of the restaurant as I did miss it (either the sign was smaller compared to the other establishments around it or I’m just abit blur).
The place has a modern feel to it and is quite comfortable for small or large groups of people. Only problem that I found was trying to squeeze in all the food on the table which was littered with dishes of food and more food.
As with many other Korean restaurants around, you would expect them to have a variety of re-fillable starters. Of course, this place did not disappoint us. There was plenty of variety including the must-have when eating Korean BBQ, a side of Kimchi.
What I particularly like about this restaurant is the freshness of the ingredients. As you can tell from below of the shot of the vegetables, it is definitely one of the places that serves not only your greens, but also carrot and cucumber sticks for munching on.
Besides having BBQ meats, there are a range of other items on the menu. We decided to give their soups a try. Starting off with a simple chicken soup, which had some porridge at the bottom, it was an interesting start to the meal to say the least. Then we continued on with a Kimchi soup which as you could expect had a satisfying degree of spicyness.
Next was a huge serving of Bul Go Gi. Here, for RM55 you get pan fried thinly sliced beef and vegetables that have been seasoned with sweet soy sauce and pear juice. This goes well with a bowl or two of white rice.
As with quite a few other Korean restaurants, one of the staff would help to cook the meats in front of you. At Zen BBQ, you get a wide variety of meats to choose from which include Sang Gal Bi (fresh spare ribs), Deung Sim (fresh ribeye) and So Hye (fresh oxen tongue) just to name a few.
After the meal, we were served a complimentary dessert of shaved ice and a mixture of preserved fruits and red beans.
63G-G One Bangsar,
Tel:+60 3 2282 9007
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 12pm – 230pm, 6pm – 1030pm
Sun: 6pm – 1030pm
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