It is without a doubt that we Malaysians are born to love all types of food. While we love our nasi lemak, roti canai, laksa, and chicken rice, sometimes we crave for something different like Korean food. Be it spicy tteoppokki (rice cake), ramyun, or jjajangmyun (black bean noodles), we just want to eat them all!
Although there are many Korean restaurants around town, it’s not easy to find one that is halal. But fret not, because we have come up with a list of 7 halal Korean restaurants in Klang Valley to spoil you with choices.
You can thank us later ;)
1. Sweetree Restaurant @ Ampang
As one of the first few halal-certified restaurants in Malaysia, Sweetree Restaurant boasts high standards of ingredients and service. The eatery serves various types of Korean food such as kimchi jjigae, yuk gae jang (spicy beef and vegetable soup), bibimbap (Korean style mixed rice), as well as regional delights like Vietnamese pho and tom yum. Besides that, they have a culture centre on the 3rd floor and it is specially established for cultural and private activities.
Note: Sweetree’s Ramadan Buffet, which ends at 22nd June 2017, is priced at RM48 per adult and RM25 per child.
- Address: No. 13 L-1 & 2, Jalan Ampang Putra, Taman Putra Sulaiman, Ampang, 68000 Kuala Lumpur
- Opening hours: 10:30am – 11pm, Closed on Tuesdays
- Tel: 03-4287 4685
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2. B.Station @ Ampang
Looking for some healthy homemade Korean comfort food? Look no further than B-Station! Located at Ampang, the restaurant is owned by John Lee, a Korean who has been living in Malaysia for over 20 years. According to blogger Chasing Food Dreams, Lee, who is very health conscious, opened his own eatery because he wants to provide msg-free food to the public.
We highly recommend our readers to try out their bulgogi hotdog and homemade pat bingsu (shaved ice dessert). You won’t regret it!
- Address: C14-1, Jalan Ampang Utama 1/1, Taman Ampang Utama, 68000 Ampang
- Opening hours: 12pm – 10pm, Closed on Mondays.
- Tel: 03-4251 0455
If you love inexpensive set meals (who doesn’t right?), then DubuYo is your kind of restaurant. The food chain provides an extensive selection of Korean dishes including sundubu jjigae (tofu seafood stew), kimbap, as well as urban favourites like cheese tteoppokki and pajeon (Korean pancake). Also, DubuYo has 11 outlets in Klang Valley alone!
Note: All of DubuYo’s ingredients are from suppliers that are certified Halal by JAKIM and they are in the midst of applying for a JAKIM Halal certification.
4. Gangnam Station @ Shah Alam
Owned by a local, Gangnam Station is a humble joint that was featured on TV3’s popular food programme, “Jalan Jalan Cari Makan”. This place is a great gathering spot for families and big groups as they offer large yet affordable combo sets. Their must-tries are the bulgogi with potato noodles, the haemul jeongol (seafood casserole), and the dakgogi bokkeum (spicy stir-fried chicken). Yum ?
Also, Gangnam Station’s 2nd outlet is located at The 19 USJ City Mall.
- Address: Persiaran Sukan, Seksyen 13, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor
- Opening hours: 11:30am – 11pm
- Tel: 03-5887 0426
5. Mr. Dakgalbi
Mr. Dakgalbi specialises in dakgalbi – a popular Korean dish made by stir-frying marinated chicken in a gochujang (chili pepper paste) based sauce on a hot plate. While it is usually served with sliced cabbage, onions, and tteok (rice cake), cheese lovers can opt for the cheese ring. Ooey gooey melted cheese and spicy chicken are the perfect combination for a satisfying meal.
The food chain has outlets at Publika, Sri Petaling, Mont Kiara, Citta Mall, Setiawalk, I.O.I Mall, SS15 Courtyard, and many more.
6. Eid (이드) Korean Restaurant @ Bangi
Before stepping foot on Malaysian shores, Eid Korean Restaurant is a well-known halal eatery in Itaewon, Seoul. The restaurant, which was also featured on “Jalan Jalan Cari Makan”, is managed by a Korean-Muslim man named Hyun Woo (otherwise known as Saad). While some brands use alcohol to produce gochujang, Eid makes their own gochujang. Moreover, their bulgogi is marinated for at least one week.
Their best-sellers include the dakganjeong (sweet crispy chicken), tteoppokki, japchae (fried glass noodles), and kimchi jjigae.
- Address: No 8-23-01, Ground Floor, Jalan Medan Pusat Bandar 7A, Bangi Central, 43650 Bandar Baru Bangi
- Opening hours: 11am – 10pm
- Tel: 017-310 3227