Recommended Korean BBQ Buffet for RM39, Hwa Ga Sunway Mentari
Hi merry goers!
One thing I just cannot get enough of is Korean food. Although getting a really good Korean meal can be quite pricey, this just means that the hunt for the best affordable Korean food keeps going on. Especially after being away from home for so long, the sister has been craving for Korean food even before stepping back into Malaysia.
The best place to get your full satisfaction of Korean food is always BBQ Buffets but not every place actually serves decent BBQ spread especially the cuts of meat. Well, luckily for us we managed to try out Hwa Ga's latest BBQ Buffet menu.
Five branches in total, we paid a visit to Hwa Ga Sunway Mentari branch which is the closest to home and no worries about parking because there are ample parking spaces. They are currently offering a Ala Carte Buffet for only RM39++ during Lunch time and RM45++ for Dinner.
Obviously there are several rather decent Korean BBQ restaurants in town so let's see what Hwa Ga has to offer.
We were definitely overwhelmed with the selection of the Ala Carte Buffet, not only with their meat selections but also their hot dishes. Their extensive buffet menu is sure to fill you up to the brim which obviously the sister was very happy because now she can eat to her heart's content.
Their banchan or side dishes were really tasty too and I enjoyed picking at them before my the star of the ala carte buffet was prepared: THE MEATS!
Not only serving the basic meat choices, there are up to 12 different meat choices for you to choose from. Pork, beef, chicken.. just take your pick from the marinated and non-marinated sections because they all taste so good. Really well marinated and tender, they were a joy to enjoy!
Nothing taste better than freshly grilled meat which smelt amazing and tasted so good too. Seriously take note this is the ultimate cheat day for those of you who are dieting.
Those of you who have humungous appetites, no worries because you can just fill them up with their hot dishes selections like bibimbap, soup selections (jigae), Tteokpokki (rice cake), japchae and many more.
Not only that, their ala carte buffet includes Korean pancakes as well! Honestly speaking for only RM39++ we sure were eating so much more. I would think we could spend nearly RM100 per person for the amount of food we ate.
But what I really recommend to you besides the ala carte buffet is their special Nurungji Tongdak (RM55) which is Grilled Chicken with Scorched Rice. Those of you who are avid Korean fans and watch tons of Korean food shows (like myself) you would know how popular scorched rice dishes are in Korea. These chicken are filled with Korean rice and grilled slowly over a charcoal fire for over one and half hour.
After the chicken is done, it is actually cut in half and served on a sizzling stone plate which retains the heat from the chicken and continues to scorch the rice making it crispy and really so good to munch on. You have no idea how much I had to control myself from continue picking on it especially when I am on a strict diet (#dietfail).
The chicken was flavourful and actually is oil free because they remove the additional fat and skin and it is really recommended for those who want a healthier option. This is actually a traditional Korean food where the whole chicken is filled with glutinous rice, black rice, pumpkin seed, barley, garlic, ginseng, jujube, gingko nut and pine nut. Just look at all the nutritious ingredients added to this chicken .
Another two option is the Nurungji Cheese Buldak, RM65 (Grilled Chicken and Scorched Rice with Cheese and Spicy Sauce) and the Nurungi Modeum, RM75 (Assorted Grilled Chicken with Scorched Rice). Now this is really so sinful yet so satisfying. That grilled chicken surrounded with a sea of melted cheese
Picking that grilled chicken and wrapping it with that stringy melted cheese which adds more flavor to the chicken is just to die for. So worth working out in the gym for 2 hours later.
Those of you who need to pair your meal with drinks, Hwa Ga has a whole lot of Korean drink choices from Soju to Rice Wine, Beer, non-alcoholic drinks and many more.
Hwa Ga Sunway Mentari
Dataran Mentari Sunway, 28, Jalan PJS 8/18, Bandar Sunway, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Contact: +603- 5630 0648
Business Hours: 11am- 11pm