Saturday, November 3, 2018

Jinjja Chicken, The Gardens Mall: For Great Halal Korean Food!

Jinjja Chicken, best known for their signature Korean Fried Chicken and Jjajangmyeon has landed in Malaysia. They recently opened their first two outlets in Kuala Lumpur at Sunway Pyramid and The Gardens Mall.

Jinjja Chicken is a Korean "fast food" casual restaurant, inspired by South Korea's rich street food culture, its love for fried chicken and its pali-pali (빨리빨리) culture of speed. Sourcing for ingredients and recipes from all over Korean, the dishes and preparation methods are replicated as closely as possible to keep the taste authentic.

Located in the new extension on Lower Ground Floor, the trendy restaurant sports eye-catching murals and bright lights, with Kpop music playing in the background. You can even watch your favorite Korean music videos while waiting for your food or dining.

They operate a self-service system here, just like any other fast food restaurant. Join the queue, order, pay and you will be given one of those UFO buzzers which vibrates when your meal is ready. You can then collect your meal at the collection counter and enjoy!

The must-try dish here is of course the fried chicken. You can select either wings or drumsticks as well as the sauce (soy garlic, yangnyeom or monster), depending on the level of spiciness you desire. We were told that monster is very spicy, so we played it safe and went for the soy garlic wings (6 pcs RM15.90). 

Deep fried to golden perfection, the wings were crunchy and juicy and non-oily at all! I liked the sweet, salty sauce on the wings too.  You can get the set which comes with fries and soft drinks by topping RM5. We had the tteokbokki fries; have to say this is the best tteokbokki I've tried so far as the texture and sauce is just right. They also do K-Cheese (for that mozzarella pull!) and K-Pop chicken here.

Here at Jjinja Chicken, you can also find noodle, stews (kimchi jjigae and army stew), burgers, salads, rice and rice rolls. If you're craving noodles, you can go for the Jjamjja Myeon (RM22.90), a combination of the jjampong and jjajangmyeon, served in a cute dual heart-shaped bowl. If you've watched Korean dramas before, you would have seen the characters slurping up jjangmyeon, the Korean noodle with the black sauce. Here, they use udon noodles topped with a thick black bean sauce and minced chicken. The jjampong, on the other hand, is a spicy seafood noodle with mussels, prawns and chicken. It had quite a kick to it!

One of our favorite Korean dish is the bibimbap and they do a decent version here.  Bibimbap (RM17.90), literally "mixed rice", comes with carrots, cucumber, kimchi, seaweed, your choice of protein (beef or chicken) and a runny egg in the centre.

The kimbap (RM17.90) here is pretty awesome, a well-balanced rice roll with beef bulgogi and vegetables wrapped in seaweed. YUM! Love the cute packaging that it comes in too. 

For dessert, have a soft serve cone; they come in two flavours, the Blue Vanilla and Charcoal Caramel (our vote goes to this!). 

Jinjja Chicken Malaysia Menu and Prices

Tip: Arrive before 12pm to avoid the lunch crowd.

Opening times: 10am to 10pm daily.

Price: Total bill RM91.30.

Location: Jinjja Chicken, LG-241A, Lower Ground Floor, The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


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  1. We have a Korean fried chicken franchise here but theirs would be coated with batter and deep fried and they do not know what's in the flour that they get from Korea, not sure if it is gluten free of not. This one here does not look like they use any batter.

  2. I dont like the jjangmyeon . Like srsly it taste sucks! Jinjja chicken should learn how to cook jjangmyeon, not even taste sweet as it should be .


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