Korean BBQ @ Ma Eul Cup Bab, Damansara UptownKnowing how much I love Korean BBQ, our friend suggested our next dinner meet up at BBQ Ma Eul Cup Bab in Damansara Uptown. We were lucky to get a parking spot right in front of the restaurant, however you may also park at The Starling Mall and walk over. The restaurant was fairly quiet when we arrived at 5.30pm, but very soon it started filling up and by the time we left, even the tables at the sidewalks were all taken up.
Guide to Korean BBQ (on one of the walls), featuring Bart Simpson :P
We ordered Set 3 (RM59 - for 2-3 persons) which comes with sliced pork belly, pork shoulder and grilled baby octopus. Once you place your order, the staff will serve you with a selection of ban chan (side dishes), usually about 8 types and a salad. The ban chan are refillable (self service) and you can also help yourself to the seaweed soup.
The ban chan selection includes fish cake, anchovies, radish kimchi, kimchi, spinach, pickled radish, beansprouts and glass noodle. Later on, they also brought out crispy seaweed which was really good.
The staff will cook the meats for you so just sit back and enjoy the ban chan while waiting for your grilled meats. You can dip the grilled meats in the sesame oil-salt condiment or the doenjang (bean) paste.. personally I prefer gochujang with my grilled meats.
I enjoyed the pork belly but found the pork shoulder to be a bit tough.
The grilled octopus had a nice marination, and was very nicely grilled. Love the chewy, crunchy texture.
Since we still had room for more meat, we supplemented with an additional order of hanjeongsal aka pork neck (RM25). When the meat arrived, I knew it was gonna be good... judging from the lovely marbling on the meat. True enough, it was excellent - I prefer this over the pork belly and shoulder anytime.
Super juicy and tender!
Menu at BBQ Ma Eup Cup Bab
Verdict: Enjoyable dinner, good service.
Opening times: Mon-Thu 11am to 12am daily; Fri-Sun 11am - 1am.
Price: Total bill RM89.05 for 3 pax.
Location: BBQ Ma Eul Cup Bab, No. 48, Ground Floor, Jalan SS21/58, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: 03-7732 9955
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