The shop is located next to Tokyo Kitchen in Setiawalk. It's hard to miss it. Kinda amaze how low-key this restaurant is to be honest. We went arrived around 1pm and there were already 4-5 tables taken up. Do note that some of this pictures are taken after my meal and also this isn't sponsored, just want to share my happy meal here.
First step in and a smile lifted on my face. I recognized those chairs from anywhere! Anyone who went to Korea will agreee with me. Those chairs/stools are actually compartment for you to put your bags in. All you have to do is to just lift the cushions and place your bag in the bin. It's super handy and convenient for ladies. You won't have to worry about your bag taking up space on the table or on another seat.
Since there was three of us and some of us were really hungry, we ordered Set 3, which came with pork belly, chicken marinated with soy sauce, beef rip eye (170g) and Kimchi Stew. Honestly, I was super shocked at the price because all of this cost RM109. Plus don't forget, we get refillable side dishes! Tho this is the disappointing part, the side dishes was quite pathetic. There was only 4 side dishes: kimchi, cucumber/zucchini, salad and anchovies (Ikan Bilis). Like I said pathetic. Thank god for the cucumber/zucchini! I think I must have refilled that dish for about 5 times.
Oh something unique about this place is that the restaurant solely use charcoal to bbq the meal. There was no electrical appliances on the table or any gas the bottom. But do know this that since it's just charcoal cooking the meat, we couldn't control the heat and the meat was a little too well done and dry. Also, do get prepare to feel the intensity of the heat. Half way during the meal, I felt like it was a little too hot and wanted to reduce the heat. The girls had to remind me that it's charcoal and there was nothing we can do but endure. But hey, it was a fun experience. Make sure not to put your camera or phone close to the grill!
Kimchi Stew | RM 13.90
Not really a fan of Kimchi Stew but the girls thought that it's good. Oh we also ordered Soft Tofu Stew with Rice (RM 13.90). We ordered this because the set didn't come with any rice and to add rice cost RM 4.50, so we just thought why not try this dish as I noticed a lot of bloggers/customers recommended to order this while at the restaurant. As you can see there is no picture of it, because it was soooooo good until I forgotten to take a picture of it. There were clams in the Soft Tofu Stew and at the end of the meal, the entire bowl was completed cleaned. I loved the taste of seafood found in the stew, very aromatic.
Soju Aloe & Soju Lemon | RM 9.90
We also ordered two soju cocktail (RM 9.90 Each) because I haven't come across any drink like this in a Korean Restaurant. Anyways it's just like any other cocktail. I would suggest, you stick with tea if you're BBQ-ing. Better to put your money's worth towards the meat.
If there was more side dishes, it would have been perfect. Also do know that, the waiter will cook your meat for you. Do let them know how you like your meat to be, either medium or well done. Out of all the meat, the chicken marinated soy sauce was my favourite. It was the juicest meat and if you actually order it ala carte, I think it could have been cheaper. Anyways, for the price you're paying, I would say the food is good. I actually don't mind coming back. Love the spacious chilling ambiance. The girls and I actually sat there from 1pm-3pm. The staff was really friendly and fast to respond for our orders.
Huo Lu Ai Korean BBQ
D3A, Ground Floor, Block D, Setia Walk Persiaran Wawasan, Puchong, 47100 Selangor.
Tel: 017-399 7142
Happy food hunting everyone!