A spanking new Korean restaurant has opened in town on July 24, in the township of Medan Ipoh Bistari just behind Tesco Hypermarket.
Named Seok Jeong which means sunset, it is owned by Chef Choi Hyun Jin who has lived in Ipoh since 1986 when he was hired as a chef in a Korean engineering company that constructed the Changkat Jering stretch of the North-South Expressway.
With 36 years of experience in preparing Korean food, Seok Jeong is the 57-year-old Chef Choi’s second restaurant in Ipoh, nine years since starting out on his own.
In Ipoh, there are now seven Korean restaurants, but Chef Choi invites diners to try for themselves the authenticity of Korean cuisine served at Seok Jeong. He said, “Other restaurants may serve similar dishes but the preparation may be different.”
Indeed, Chef Choi, who is a certified chef from a Korean institute and has undergone training under many senior chefs over the years, is most happy seeing his diners enjoy his cooking and appreciate good Korean food. The satisfaction felt by his customers is difficult to match.
Diners can order different cuts of pork (refer to Photo 2). Other items on the menu are Bibimbab sets, a range of noodles, different choices of soups and Shasimi dishes.
Each table will receive, complimentary of Seok Jeong, a set of kimchi dishes (refer to Photo 8).
The furnishings in Seok Jeong are mainly imported from Korea, including utensils and furniture. Some of the ingredients and sauces are also imported from home.
Dining at Seok Jeong is free from GST. However, the restaurant charges 6% service fee which is channelled to children’s charity homes and the needy.
The restaurant can serve 44 pax concurrently and is looking for suitable candidates to fill the vacancy of Waitress. Contact the phone number listed below.
Seok Jeong Korean Restaurant
Add: 26, Jalan Medan Ipoh 1D, Medan Ipoh Bistari, 31400 Ipoh, Perak.
GPS Coordinates: N 04° 37.092′ E101° 07.081′
Tel: +6016-6182355 (Chef Choi)
Business hours: 10.30am – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 10pm (closed on Tuesday)
ETA (April, 2016): Seok Jeong has ceased operation.
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