In Asia, when we say K-Pop Music, naturally we are referring to Korean Pop Music. When we say K-Drama, again that means Korean Drama. Therefore, it seems like a default when people say they love K-Food, meaning to say they like Korean Food. When there is a food known as K-Pot, of course it is referring to dishes that are cooked in a Korean pot.
There is one K-Pot in Tanjung Tokong and another in Tanjung Bungah respectively. Both K-Pots are owned by the same owners but run by different branch managers. The one at Prima Tanjung at Tanjung Tokong is more homey and cozy, while for the Tanjung Bungah branch it is more commercialized and restaurant-feel. Therefore, if you are planning for a gathering at K-Pot, be sure to mention the location of the outlet.
The cozy restaurant is run by a friendly Korean couple where it can accommodate approximately 40-50 pax.
This restaurant is one of the toddler-friendly restaurants in Penang where kids are warmly welcomed by the owners. Besides, they even have a corner with some basic toys.
Other than the toys, they even prepared plastic utensils for your little ones.
Just before the food was served, a bottle of Korean tea was served on the table.
Kimchi Fried Rice – RM14.50, the rice was fried with kimchi and sprinkled with some spring onions and served with a sunny side up. Serving together with the fried rice were 3 bowls of Korean side dishes consisted of pickled veggie, steamed broccoli with Korean chili sauce and some pan fried layered egg.
The rice was very sticky which is the typical Korean rice. The fried rice overall was a bit moist compared to the regular fried rice. However, the spiciness of the kimchi was really appetizing.
Kimchi Ramen with Special Rice Cake – RM20 It is a typical Korean rice cake and can be found in every Korean occasion. Therefore, their rice cakes are one of the best around. The noodle was served together with plenty of rice cakes and cooked together with special Kimchi paste and tomato puree.
The taste of the rice cake was nice and the dumpling was also juicy and packed with flavor. However, the gravy of the noodle was slightly too exciting for me as the spiciness level was quite strong.
It is common to find that for every main dish ordered, it will be accompanied by few Korean side dishes. The portion is usually enough for everyone on the table and they are usually complementary.
Dumpling Xin-Ramen, soup style – RM12 The instant noodle was cooked with dumplings and some mixed beans and served in a Korean steel pot.
This is the signature of the restaurant where the dish was served in a pot.
Bibimbap – RM16 (4 kinds vegetables, seaweed And egg topped rice) Bibimbap is one of the signature Korean dishes. This dish is so common where you can order this in any Korean restaurant.
This dish is made for veggie lovers like myself. The fresh veggie was placed at 4 corners of the pot and a sunny side up was placed on top. Then the sauce will be poured into the bowl. The taste of the sauce had a slight sweet ending. Personally, I felt delightful with this dish.
Overall, I do agree with all the points written on the wall here except for “preservative free”, unless this place serves handmade noodle instead of instant noodle. The taste of the food here was delightful and had the feel of Korean flavor. This place is kid-friendly as you can dine while your kid plays at the corner.
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Contact: 012-405 7421
Address: 98-G-33, Prima Tanjung, Jalan Fettes, 10470, Tanjung Tokong, Penang.
GPS: 5.450903, 100.304509