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Monday, July 22, 2013

SeoulScape Bistro, The Strand, Kota Damansara Food Review

Before going on about the dishes I tried at this place, I would like to express that Korean food is never my preference. The first ever Korean food that I tasted was Kimchi and I never liked it. I don't remember how it was introduced to me nor who brought the food for me, I just remember that I don't like it and till this day, I still don't.

But I'm still open in trying out Korean food in hopes that I find one that I really, really like. Currently, there's still no Korean dish that I like but there are some that I deemed okay.

SeoulScape Bistro is easy to spot from outside despite it being on the 1st floor.

It has a vibrant type of setting that contains an eye-catching graffiti art on the wall, a projector that plays K-pop with the audible music around and some K-pop naterials as decorations on shelves.
There's also a mirror on the wall for the vanity in most of us.

The main dish that we tried, one was housed in a wok and another in a pot.
The one in the Wok with some broth in it is the Jeuksuk Ddeokbokki:
Ddeokbokki's main ingredient is the Rice Cake. In the variation we had, it consists of some crab sticks, sausages, onions, boiled eggs. Ramyeon was later added in too.
The chili paste which I think it's gochujang makes the broth spicy but doesn't affect the ingredients too much except for the ramyeon of course since it will absorb the broth up.

The other main dish that's served in a pot is the Budae Jjigae.
It may seem tame without the reddish color settling in yet, but it does contain chili paste at the bottom. Budae Jjigae literally translates to Army Base Stew. Back during the days of after the Korean War, meat was scarce. Hence, people tend to make use of surplus food that they can find in the US Army base to make Jjigae like sausages, canned hams and thus become Budae Jjigae.

Ours were added in extra chili paste - Gochujang hence it was spicier than the Ddeokbokki. But if it weren't so, I believe that the Ddeokbokki would be a more spicier dish since it's not soup-like like the Jjigae.

Some side dishes were served as well:
And some meat as well:

Also a Kimchi Jjigae:
And some dessert that was whipped out:
Which were crackers with some jam on top, splashes of chocolate syrup with some fruits on top.

For me, I stuck to the 2 main dishes as that's the taste that's the most pleasing to my palates.

SeoulScape Bistro is open everyday except Mondays from 12:30pm till 11pm.

The full address:
No 18-1, Jln PJU 5/20B, The Strand Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

8 comments:

Merryn said...

I think I'd like to try the second dish. It looks good.

Tekkaus said...

The third one looks a bit pale in comparison to the first two. :D But must be spicy right?

Kelvin 'KtheBlogger' Tan said...

@Merryn
You mean the Budae Jjigae? It's like a Westernized Korean Hot Pot.

Kelvin 'KtheBlogger' Tan said...

@Tekkaus
The third one is pale because the fire was just started and haven't mix it up yet. The chili paste is at the bottom.

HenRy LeE said...

now im craving for korean food especially the rice cake!

Kelvin 'KtheBlogger' Tan said...

LOL. Well, if you're into Korean food, I guess you'll get a craving.

Xue Ren said...

haha! high 5! not a big fan of korean food, but i like their culture! :)

Kelvin 'KtheBlogger' Tan said...

LOL. I'm more into Japanese culture