A: Fancy about Korean food?
B: Ah, barbeque meat again?
Well, we can’t deny barbeque meat is one of the signature foods in Korean cuisine, but following here we will introduce another famous food and exciting experience you might not want to miss.
Whether you have heard of it, tried on it or totally not heard or try on it at all, but Uncle Jang does offer another delicious experience in Korean cuisine. It is no longer a new icon in town but surely a place that serves food you should give it a try.
The uniqueness of Uncle Jang lies in the one signature dish they serve, i.e. Dak Galbi! It is a popular Korean dish made by stir-frying cabbage, sweet potato, tteok (rice cake) and marinated sliced chicken in gonchujang (chilli pepper paste) based sauce on a hot plate.
In Uncle Jang, you can opt for normal or spicy Dak Galbi, and with some top-up you get to add on ramen, udon, mushroom, cheese, sweet potato, rice cake, fried rice or chicken in the stir-fried dish.
You are required to order a minimum of 2 portion Dak Galbi with each portion of normal and spicy flavour costs RM 19 and RM 22, respectively, and that makes a minimum spending of RM 38+. The add-on costs from RM 6 to RM 19. If you are not bold enough for the spicy food, you can always opt for pork bulgogi at RM 22 or samgye tang (ginseng chicken soup) at RM 19.
When we were at the restaurant, there were a few couples waiting in the queue and more coming in. No one came to us or asked us wait to be seated, so we went to the counter and got the managing person to record my name and put us in the queue. So, be sure to do that to secure your seats.
We got a table for 4 after waited for 20 minutes. Since there is not many choices on the menu and we knew what we came for, in no time, we have decided for 2 portion of normal Dak Galbi with udon. *yum yum*
15 minutes later, the waiter brought us the Dak Galbi ingredients and the typical side dishes, lettuce and kimchi (of course!).
And the hard work of stir-frying is unquestionably handled by the well-trained waiter.
This was how it looked after stir-frying about 3-5 minutes.
Next, the udon was added in and cooked for another 3-5 minutes. It did smell good and made us drooled probably because we were super duper hungry.
Ta-da! Dak Galbi was ready to be eaten.
The sliced chicken was tender, the cabbage was cooked to slightly softer and the rice cake was just so yummy. And we were glad we ordered the udon as the 2 portion of Dak Galbi seem slightly small for a couple. So, if you were to go in a group of men, you might want to order slightly more depending on your appetite. You do feel like having fried kuey tiao at some point but the secret recipe of the sauce has made the taste somewhat more delicious. It does not taste even close to Kimchi as it is not sour, but something you should really give it a try.
We waited all in 40 minutes before started eating and took us 15-20 minutes to fill our stomach with the delicious food. Is it worth waiting? Well, I would say yes because it was really good, Do expect the stir-fried food to be quite oily. You might want to try to ask for the serving with less oil, but we are not sure if they have that option for you.
Overall, the environment is quite stuffy as there is no dedicated exhaust system for each table like the Korean barbeque restaurant you might have seen, and it was still quite warm with the air-condition being switched on, and so it is not quite a good place to go with kids. Some might have over-rated the taste of the food, but you won’t know if you like it until you try it for yourself. Will I return? I might, in near future, as I like Korean spicy food, but I would probably take a little of it and try out the pork bulgogi and ginseng chicken soup. I realise they aren't quite good in handling the crowd, but that is ok if you are there to enjoy the food with friends and not bother how much time they take to serve your food. To be fair, that is quite a common issue among most restaurants.
- Start with normal Dak Galbi if this is your first try. Actually, the normal flavour is spicy while the spicy one is spicier. So, mind you!
- Choose the add-on together with your order instead of adding it later since they will cook the Dak Galbi first and then followed by putting in the add-on.
Uncle Jang Korean Restaurant
No,1-1, Jalan Puteri 1/7, Bandar Puteri, Puchong
Tel: 03-8051 2208
Mon: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Fri: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Price: ♥♥♥♥♥ RM20+