My birthday @ Palsaik Korean BBQ, Solaris Mont Kiara

Thursday, March 19, 2015

It was my birthday & I got to be a queen for a day. Sort of. I wanted to spice things up a little bit & had expressed my wish to have Korean BBQ on my birthday. Not wanting to disappoint, WL did some research & booked a place at Palsaik Korean BBQ, Solaris Mont Kiara. In recent years, Korean restaurants have proliferated in this area that used to be mainly populated by Japanese expats due to influx of Korean expats living in nearby residences.

WL took did ordering & as usual, he ordered a big feast. It was a recommended BBQ set which comes in 8 different types of seasoning for the pork belly. The variety of pork belly seasoning was an eye-opener & no lack of interesting palate. It consist of ginseng, wine, pine leaves, garlic, herb, curry, miso paste & hot.

And it comes with abundance of veggies & a big pot of seafood broth.

The proper way to indulge in each type of pork belly seasoning is to have the waiter to cook one flavour first, removed from the grill pan, then only follow by the next flavour. Otherwise, you will not be able to distinguish each type from the rest.

To be honest, my tongue was not able to tell the difference by the 3rd meat. Unless I cleared my palate with tea & drank a bowlful of soup each round, the result still remained the same. It was kind of a bummer because the whole idea of this meal was to really savour each flavour & have it registered in my brain. Nevertheless, I was able to identify a favourite out of 8 types & that's garlic for me. Still an interesting concept & I wouldn't mind going back in a bigger group of friends for the fun factor.

A little pricey but come on, just look at the portion. You get loads of meat & seafood, and these food doesn't come cheap nowadays. I'd have to forewarn - it's not the typical Korean BBQ restaurant whereby there's a suction on the ceiling that sucks all the heat & odour. Palsaik doesn't have that & the restaurant felt warm & icky, kind of like in a sauna if you ask me. Be sure to not shower before going there or else your body & clothing will smell of BBQ. Rating 4 out of 5.

J-01-09, SohoKL
Solaris Mont Kiara
No. 2, Jalan Solaris
50480 Kuala Lumpur.

03-6211 0383

Opening Hours:
Mondays to Sundays 11:30am - 11:30pm