Sunday, October 2, 2016

Po Cha Korean Restaurant

Po Cha is by far, the best Korean place I've ever tried in Klang Valley. Can you spot the entrance from this picture? :)

It's not your usual Korean restaurant where it's open and you can peek and someone else's table. Expect a very old and shabby looking place, in the middle of no where. If traditional is the best word to describe, then yes it's so traditional that no restaurants in Klang Valley are like theirs.

The shop lots are very dark too so I wouldn't recommend you to stay till late unless you're out in a group.

You'll get a personal room so remember to book ahead, otherwise you may be disappointed.

The menu is really very old and it did not look very much appetising.

But just by looking at the menu, I felt like ordering EVERYTHING.

..and there is their Korean menu which I couldn't understand.

Makgeoli (RM18)

A different brand of rice wine which I've not seen in Klang Valley. It is much smoother than the usual and a little frizzy - very mild one which is similar to soft drinks but way smoother.

Kimchi Jigae (RM14)

It comes with a bowl of rice. Just about right flavour and it has quite a bit of meat and vegetables in it.

Pork 400grams (RM30)

This is so nicely grilled! It's definitely better than whatever you have at Sae Ma Eul or any other Korean pork places!! The layer of crisp on the outside... It tasted like siu yuk (Chinese roast pork) on the outside but oh dear, it is so juicy!! I wonder if they marinate it beforehand or glaze it during cooking, it tastes super good. If I have to name this dish I will call it mind-blowing pork!!

Beef Soup (RM15)

The beef soup I did not really enjoy. Perhaps I thought this is Bulgogi but it isn't. It's like bulgogi but a diluted version. That's because it's supposed to be a beef soup and not bulgogi. Also, it tasted a bit too sweet.

Korean Pancake / Haemul Pajeon (RM18)

Star of the night. The pancake is TO DIE FOR. Thanks to a friend who posted on Instagram, I had to pop by to validate her recommendation. Which turns out to be legit - it is definitely the best pajeon in Klang Valley!!!! It has very little starch and filled with loads of veggie and seafood! I don't know how but the crisp stayed for a long time even after we left it for 30 minutes. As there is very minimal starch used, we actually finished the entire pancake. Other places will use a lot of starch and we normally cannot finish.

Gogeunggeo Gui / Salted Mackerel (RM10)

It was alright. Perfectly grilled but nothing to shout about. It's good to have - simple food where it's common in Namdaemun Market.

No idea what's that but I believe this has something to do with alcohol!!

Not many sides dishes were served - only about 3-4 selections. Kimchi is definitely one of them and the rest are all seasonal items.

Yes, this is their receipt.

Do contact the restaurant to confirm their opening hours and your table.

Po Cha Korean Restaurant
No. 15, Jalan Sulaiman 3,
Taman Putra Sulaiman
Ampang
68000 Selangor
Malaysia
014.662.3180
Opening Hours
Daily 5.30pm - 3am

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