The change in weather these past few days has not been kind to me. With the drop in temperature, I have been yearning for something to warm my stomach. The Korean sizzling grill and hot pot came to mind.
Coincidentally, as I was going through the memory card of my camera, I came across these photos, from a lunch that I had at Palsaik Korean BBQ Restaurant during one of my trips to Resorts World Genting.
I long for Palsaik right now but disappointingly, Palsaik with seven restaurants in Malaysia, is not in Ipoh yet. The SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting restaurant, where these photos were taken, opened to the public in May 2017.
Maybe I might just have to go to Daorae or Seoul Garden for my Korean cuisine fix. But then again, Palsaik has Palsaik Samgyupsal, which means “eight colours of pork belly”, its signature dish that is only available at, you got it, Palsaik BBQ Restaurant!
Eight colours? Eight flavours? Yes, the eight slices of pork belly are marinated in eight flavours, such as ginseng, wine, pine leaves, garlic, herb, curry, miso paste and hot pepper.
The colours are naturally derived from the flavour. In fact, Palsaik Samgyupsal is a wholesome meal because no commercially-made colours or synthetic flavour additives are added.
Palsaik Samgyupsal is served in pre-sets of 3 and 8 colours. Then, there is the premium set, which comes in the 8 colours of pork belly, PLUS grilled deodeok (Lanceolate) root and premium kimchi.
Oh yes, at Palsaik BBQ Restaurant, grilling the pork is an art by itself. Usually, the restaurant crew members will do the deed, starting with the “original” flavour, followed by the lightest up to the strongest flavours, and served when grilled to perfection.
As a ‘lazy” diner, I certainly appreciated the assistance of the crew in preparing my food. I felt that I could enjoy my porky meal more, compared to being hands-on, and doubtful if the meat is sufficiently cooked.
By the way, Palsaik BBQ Restaurant is an award-winning eatery with 30 outlets in Korea. Established only in 2007, this chain of restaurants, through franchisees, expanded to the United States of America, Australia and Malaysia.
For more information about Palsaik BBQ Restaurant, log on to their official website HERE. Have you dined at Palsaik BBQ Restaurant before, and particularly on its signature Palsaik Samgyupsal? Let me know.
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