Here in KK city, there are a a number of notable Korean restaurant that is quite popular among the locals and also tourists. Earlier this month, we went to Bintulu Korean Restaurant in Lintas Plaza for a food review. For your info, the restaurant was one of Kota Kinabalu Food Fest 2012 participant. The owner, Mr. Han Eung Kyo extended his invites to us for a great Korean cuisine experience.
Bintulu Korean Restaurant
Lot 1-1, 1st Floor, Block E,
Lorong Lintas Plaza 3,
Lintas Plaza, 88300
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday (11Am to 11PM)
I have been dining here last year before and I can say this is a great place to chill. The restaurant is fully air-conditioned, and each table is equipped with sizzling BBQ plate for cooking.
First up and my favorite, marinated pork slices!
These are the star of the show, we are served with raw pork slices with 3 different marination, ready to be cooked on the BBQ plate. And actually, the friendly waitress will do the cooking demo for us, so we just stick to taking photos and eat.
They marinated the pork really good, the waitress showed us how to cook the pork evenly so the flavors won’t go wasted or burned out of overcooking.
The side dishes are equally great especially the kimchi, to date Bintulu Korean Restaurant had the tastiest kimchi I ever had.
You can have an all in one combo using fresh lettuce that is also provided as well.
Take one leaf of the lettuce, and mix it with the cooked pork and kimchi,
wrap it around and voila, instant Korean style Burrito.
Big thanks to Jack for this shot.
Next up we have Japchae, a Korean dish made from sweet potato noodles (called dangmyeon), or in other name, glass noodles. The dish is stir fried in sesame oil with various vegetables and in this case, added up with pork meat.
Yukgaejang is a spicy beef and vegetable soup, even though is hot, the soup is surprisingly creamy.
Tteokbokki or Dubokki is another Korean spicy dish. The dish is served on a hot plate with lots of seafood, vegetables and this chewy rice cakes. I just love the fresh seafood taste.
This dish is called Pajeon. It is a pancake-like Korean dish made from a batter of eggs, wheat flour, rice flour, green onions, and often other additional ingredients depending on the variety.
Mr. Han showed us another dish called Bulgogi. This dish is made from marinated slices of beef, cooked using a special cooking plate.
And if you notice the pictures at the back…
While we are having a great meal, we are served with warm green tea with brown rice.
I ventured to another part of the restaurant to view a different styled table, I guess it have more Korean feel to it, and it looks pretty comfortable as well.
Oh, you can enjoy Korean rice wine too,
This time I really had fun dining here, for any pork meat lovers out there, you must come here at least once to savour the tasty Korean dishes, and well of course, the grilled marinated pork. Big thanks again to Mr. Han and the staff for the hospitality, I will be back dining here again next time.
Pork brings people together