Namoo On The Park @ PublikaWednesday, April 23, 2014
After so many times of not being able to try out Namoo @ Publika, I finally had the chance to have a nice Korean lunch last Friday with the colleagues! The cute mascot of Namoo welcomed us at the entrance of the cafe bistro and we can't wait to try out their dishes!
Firstly, some background on Namoo :) Namoo which means 'tree' in Korean was founded on a deep-rooted belief that good food should be fresh, natural and timeless. And for that reason Namoo have gone to great lengths to ensure that everything in the menu is authentically korean, but fused with a modern twist!
Enough talking! Let's get on to the review on the interior and the food! The interior of the cafe follows their name which is using earthly colours and materials. It has a very comfy ambiance where you can choose to sit at the high table, the dining area or even the sofa area. You can even choose to dine al-fresco where they have an outdoor dining area next to the playground. This is very convenient especially for parents who want to bring their children where you can monitor them at the playground/park :)
|Cute mascot and welcoming entrance|
|Love this saying! Totally agree!|
|Assortment of desserts|
|Please feel free to use the bag hooks|
|Beverages and desserts|
Let's get on to our food!! My colleague ordered the Bulgogi Pasta which is so AWESOME!! Although a bit too sweet for us, the portion of beef bulgogi was so much! Namoo is super generous with their ingredients and I couldn't stop picking at the beef bulgogi! Yummy!!
|Beef Bulgolgi Pasta|
Meanwhile, I ordered the Bibi Rice Burger as I have not tasted rice burgers before. I know right.. super outdated! The rice patties/buns were grilled nicely with bits of seaweed to give it a nice fragrance and I love the charred bits of the rice buns! The Bibi Rice Burger comes with salad and fries. You can opt to try the Bulgogi Rice Burger but since my colleague ordered the beef bulgolgi already so I opt for the chicken burger :)
|Bibi Rice Burger|
Meanwhile, we also ordered the Spicy Seafood Pasta which again Namoo was generous with their seafood. It was not as spicy as we hoped it to be and again the sauce was sweet. But overall it was so yummy!
|Spicy Seafood Pasta|
Another colleague ordered the Omurice which is rice wrapped in omelet and topped with sweet chili sauce and fried prawns. I felt that the sauce was a bit too much and would prefer they not being too generous with the sauce which caused the prawns to be slightly soggy and sweet. But the colleague enjoyed his meal especially with the fried rice which uses Korean short grains :)
|Sweet Chili Omurice with Prawn|
Before I could recommend the sweet potato latte, they already ordered their drinks which were the Honey Latte and the Mocha Latte. Overall the drinks were nice but forgettable.
|Honey Latte Ice|
And the star of the show arrived! The King's Bing Soo. Always saw this in Korean dramas and had wanted to try this since I knew it was available in Namoo. So of course we would order this. Love the multigrain powder that they sprinkled on the ice-cream and the chewy rice cakes! The fruits were relatively fresh and sweet and we practically finished the whole jug!
|King Bing Soo|
Overall, was very satisfied with my dining experience at Namoo and will go back to try their sweet potato cake and other desserts! Psst.. for those at Penang, there is another branch at Gurney Plaza so head on and try out their menu!
Namoo On The Park @ Publika (Block C)
1 Jalan Dutamas 1,
50480 Jalan Dutamas 1,
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
10250 Penang (Beside Black Canyon)
Contact : +604 226 4810