Monday, September 20, 2010

GoGung Korean Restaurant, The Gardens, Kuala Lumpur (Visit #2)

During our last visit to GoGung Korean Restaurant, The Unc spotted Sam Gye Tang (Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup) on their a la carte menu so we made a return visit here as he wanted to try it.

In Korea, samgyetang is traditionally served in the summer to replenish the body of nutrients lost through excessive sweating and physical exertion. Another brilliant dish for the hot Malaysian weather. A whole young chicken is stuffed with glutinous rice and simmered in a broth of Korean ginseng, red dates, garlic and ginger.

The samgyetang (RM50) here was good, but not excellent. The broth did not taste "herbal" enough, perhaps a little more Korean ginseng would easily fix the problem. The Unc would also have liked a little more glutinous rice. On a brighter note, the chicken was tender and after eating the samgyetang here, The Unc did feel slightly rejuvenated.

Complimentary banchan (side dishes) served with the meal

Service was excellent here, the waiting staff kept refilling the banchan without us having to ask

I was pleased to see that they still offered the value for money set lunches here. I tried the Dolsot Bibimbap (RM20), rice topped with minced beef, julienned vegetables, gochujang, and raw egg served in a hot stone pot. It was delicious and moreish.

Served with the dolsot bibimbap set was a bowl of doenjang jiggae (Korean stew with tofu and doenjang).

Since The Unc enjoyed the beef bulgogi (RM25) here on his previous visit, we recommended this to Hubby. He agreed that the beef was very well marinated and tender.

With the set lunch, one also gets two slices of pajeon (Korean pancakes) each. It had a nice and crispy texture.

For dessert, we were served these really sweet watermelon. Nice!

Other items available in their set lunch menu include sondubu jiggae, kimchi jiggae, seafood udon, maeuntang, and jap chae.

To read about our previous visit, click here.

15% discount on a la carte items for The Gardens Club members.
Set lunch available from Monday to Friday (10am to 3pm). Prices start from RM18 - RM25.

Opening times: Monday to Sunday 10.00am - 10.00pm

Location: GoGung Korean Restaurant, Lot T-212, 3rd Floor, The Gardens, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: 03-2287 2981


  1. Nice blog. I see you enjoy Korean cuisine (from all the Korean drama hype?). Have you tried the Korean restaurant, Kung Jung at the annexe of PNB Darby Park? The have a 30% discount on the set menu for Citibank credit card holders. They are one of the better Korean restaurants in the City.

    If you are tempted to, you could go even a little further to “Korea Town” near Ampang Point.

    It’s great that you made kim chee. Since you like jap chae, how about making it too? It’s very easy. The noodles are available at Isetan.

  2. Hi there,
    Yeah we love Korean dramas! It definitely sparked our interest for Korean food. Thanks very much for your recommendations on the Korean restaurants, we will definitely try them out at some point. Since we're new to KL, I definitely appreciate recommendations like this :)

    Jap chae is next on my cooking list :)

  3. the food looked delicious.... will go try when got time :D

    another korean restaurant in Times Square and another in Fahrenheit not bad as well, I tried before :)

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