Established since 2006, Bulgogi Brothers is a popular casual dining restaurant in Korea and is one of Korea's renowned restaurant chain. Bulgogi Brothers first outlet in Korea is located in Gangnam; the same place in the title name of the most recent viral video, "Oppa Gangnam Style" as performed by PSY. Bulgogi Brothers features the representative Korean food - the fire meat - BULGOGI, hence its name. While I was not involved in any parody video of Gangnam Style (unfortunately), I was invited for a food tasting session of selected dishes just before its opening. Lots of delicious photos ahead!
Starters - Sweet Corn, Sweet Potatoes, Sugar Snap Peas
Yukhoe (RM45.90) - julienned raw beef marinated in a mixture of chillies, pears and cucumber. I absolutely love this dish, though raw, the beef had a rather firm texture to it and tasted sweet with the mixture of the sweet diced pears. Best eaten immediately when served (it's a cold dish, not as good if it drops to room temperature).
Haemul Pajeon (RM27.90)- Korean style pancake with seafood and green onions
I found Bulgogi Brothers' pancake a tad thick and therefore lack the crisp. Average fare to me ...
The sauce for the Haemul Pajeon was lovely though, a tangy onion dip!
Then we have the Bulgogi Brothers Special (RM81.90 for 400g, RM121.90 for 600g) a combination of ...
Gwangyang Bulgogi - Seasoned beef slices prepared according to the style in the southern provinces in Korea.
Unyang Bulgogi - sliced beef hand pressed into heartshaped patties. Note : The meat has been marinated for a few days!
Each style is cooked and served separately at your table ...
We were given a cup of Pumpkin soup to try at this point. Its thick consistency, sweet and flavourful taste made this a favourite of mine too (especially since I love pumpkin dishes).
Next on the list - Bulgogi Bibimbap (RM29.90). One of the best Bibimbap I've eaten. The flavours were spot on, the combination of beef and vegetables; all mixed with the rice and special spicy saucy. I couldn't get enough of it!
Janchi Guksu (RM17.90) - Known as the "party noodles" in Korea, served in seafood broth and garnished with lots of vegetables.
Haemul Doenjang Jjigae (RM26.90) - slow cooked doenjang broth (soybean stew), served with shrimps, soft shell crab, mussels and vegetables.
Where's the beef??? Find it right here at Bulgogi Brothers! I would say Bulgogi Brothers beef dishes fared the best, coming out tops in comparison with the other non-beef dishes. Using Australian Beef gives it a kick up a notch. Order the beef dishes (and that includes the delicious Bulgogi Bimbimbap) and you're set!