Previously I mentioned about a BBQ restaurant in Krystal Point. Today, I bring you to another one which is nearby – Daorae. We went there last month in which we had company’s buddy dinner there. I was one of the newcomers’ mentor so I was entitled for the dinner as well.
Again, Bayan Point is a place which is difficult to find parking. You can either ask tow truck to tow away car which looks “beh ki” to you and park its place, or just drive motorbike there.
We had about 24 persons joining that day and we occupied one tatami room. This means that you have to take off your shoe as well.
This is the BBQ stove. It uses charcoal as well. The different is that it has a replaceable metal plate on top and can be closed if not in used.
Similar to another BBQ restaurant, the restaurant has an exhaust hose install on top of the sizzling plate. One of my female colleagues enjoy pulling it down and up, reminding her of her boyfriend’s one.
We are being served with refillable rice tea. Not bad. I hope I can take back the bottle.
We were being served with many side dishes. Some lettuces were somehow bitter.
We had Korean’s famous seaweed soup as well.
We even have Japanese’s cawanmushi…. more like “mangkuk”mushi to me.
This is Kimchi Pancake. It tasted a bit salty.
Other side dishes include spicy tofu, lotus, bean sprout, kimchi, and spinach. Seriously why we had so many side dishes was beyond my knowledge.
We ordered Mok-sal, which was fresh neck shoulder pork served with sesame oil sauce. The portion was big compared to another BBQ restaurant.
Do not worry on how to BBQ them as the host will help you to do so.
We also ordered BBQ chicken, which was lean skinless chicken fillets marinated in special soy sauce.
If you noticed that the host walked away while the meat still on the metal plate, do not KPC and go take one and eat it. It is not fully cooked. The host will come back again and help you cut the fillets and put them on a clean plate for you.
I did myself a special order by having a stone rice. Directly quoted from the menu: A rich layering of fresh and seasoned vegetables, served in steaming hot stone bowl over a bed of steamed rice topped with a fried egg, it served with Korean chili paste. To enjoy this meal, you have to pour the chili paste into the hot bowl and mix with the ingredients inside.
Other than BBQ, we also ordered Korean soup sets. The first one was Kimchi-jeon-gol (RM50 small, RM70 large), which was a spicy combination of pork, kimchi, tofu and Korean noodles simmered in a rich kimchi soup served in cast iron pot (Phew!). I like this one even though it tastes a bit spicy.
The second soup set was Heamool-tang (seafood soup) (RM75++). The seafood version tasted like our Hokkien mee soup. It consisted a selection of the seafood, tofu, and fresh garden vegetables simmered in a rich spicy chili soup. You should see how those shrimps, crabs, squids, and clams “dancing” inside the pot.
One disadvantage of drinking this kind of soup is that you will feel extremely thirsty after the meal :hot:
The table was full of plates after the dinner.
Let’s have some watermelon after having such a heavy dinner.
As a whole, I would recommend this restaurant as a place to enjoy BBQ and hanging out with friends. The price may not be the cheapest (we spent more than RM1k that night) but it is expected due to its environment and service quality. The service is good and the hosts are friendly as well (One of my friends told me that the host looked handsome as well… si peh beh ngam). Will visit this restaurant again if I found car park there.
|Place Name:||DAORAE Korean BBQ Restaurant|
|Address:||Bayan Point, Penang, Malaysia|
|Working Hour:||11.30am-3.00pm (Lunch), 6.00pm-11.00pm (Dinner), Open daily|