Prima Tanjung used to be one of the prime business and dinning areas in the northern part of Penang island. However, in recent years numerous Koreans and Japanese have called it ‘home’ for their business. It is slowly becoming a mini town of Korean/Japanese.
For those who know me well, I like to explore new places and new food in town. On the other hand, the feeling of skepticism and doubtfulness about the quality of food and service is always a dilemma for me to venture in new restaurants. Nevertheless, being adventurous runs in my blood. Therefore, I still go for the hunt instead. The new place that I am introducing today is called Han Sang.
Han Sang is a Well Being Korean Food, the location of the restaurant is out of the main road. If you know K-Pot, a home cooked Korean Restaurant also in Prima Tanjung, Han Sang Restaurant is a few units further from K-Pot and on a higher floor (Level 1).
Han Sang Restaurant is a very humble and friendly dining place. To my surprise, most of the Korean restaurants are very friendly to kids. There are a few Korean restaurants that I visited which are kind and very accommodating to kids. From the picture below, the Korean man who runs the show was very helpful to stack up chairs for a toddler.
The opening promotion of this restaurant makes this place very attractive and affordable to dine at. All the set menu are RM16 nett instead of RM19.
The drinks served here are included in the set and they are free-flow.
One of the cold drinks options consisted of Persimmon Punch (Sujeonggwa). The drink had some cinnamon taste in it and was sweet. Another option is Sweet Rice Drink (Sikhye) which consisted of some rice wine and is also slightly sweet. These two drinks are so unique for me as it is not commonly served elsewhere. Moreover, the drinks are really thirst-quenching on a hot day.
For those who prefer hot drinks like myself, it will be a big bonus for you. There is a coffee machine with the options of Americano or Espresso.
And the best part is…
The coffee beans are from Starbucks! OMG!!! And it’s up to you if you want to help yourself with a 2nd, 3rd, 4th cup …..
The starter comes with any set. The salad comes with lettuces, cherry tomato, cucumber and it is topped with homemade sourish dressing.
The taste of the sauce was very appetizing, it contained some lemon juice, sunrise and garlic. I just love the salad dressing.
The appetizer also include a plate of Korean kimchi.
The taste of the kimchi was very hot, spicy and yet delightful and the portion given was very generous.
Chicken Bibimbap – (4 kinds vegetable, rice, seaweed and topped with some sesame). Bibimbap is one of the signature Korean dishes. This dish is so common where you can order this in any Korean restaurants.
The fresh vege were placed at 4 corners of the pot while the shredded chicken was placed on top. The red sauce will be poured inside the bowl. The taste of the sauce had a slight sweet ending. Personally, it was a very delightful dish for me.
Pork Bibimbap – Similar to chicken bibimbap, but it is a pork meat version.
Comparing both chicken and pork bibimbap, I still prefer the pork version due to the juiciness and the tenderness of the meat. The pork slices were marinated with kimchi paste before frying and thus making it more aromatic.
A bottle of kimchi sauce was served together and it is ideal to those who love additional kick to its flavour.
Chicken Kimchi Fried Rice – All the set comes with a bowl of clear soup with seaweed. The kimchi fried rice contains mixed vege, sprinkled with some spring onions and served with a sunny side up. And again it was topped with grilled seaweed with sesame seeds.
The rice was sticky which is the typical Korean rice. The fried rice overall was a bit moist compared to regular fried rice. However, the spiciness of the kimchi was really appetizing.
Overall, this place is very homey and is out of the bustling town area. The owner and the workers here are extremely friendly especially to kid. Specially thanks to the man who specially made a free bowl of rice for my toddler which immediately stopped her from being restless. Also thanks for wiping her hands clean after meal. Not to mention he also suggested to stack up the chairs for her to sit comfortably as they don’t have high chairs for kids. These small gestures from the cafe really touched us deeply and made us want to return in no time. The price for the set is also reasonable and the plus point is the free-flow of high quality cold and hot drinks. I am giving this place a 10 x ‘likes’.
Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):
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Operation hours: 11:00am – 9:00pm (Close Sunday)
Contact: 04- 890 3800
Address: 98-1-43A, Prima Tanjung, Jalan Fettes, 10470, Tanjung Tokong, Penang.
GPS: 5.450840, 100.304438