Photo by Samad | Palsaik Samgyupsal Korean BBQ store front at The Scott Garden
The folks over at Palsaik MY served us a bunch of delicious food when we dropped by recently! Palsaik MY is an award-winning South Korean BBQ restaurant with seven branches in Malaysia so far and many others in South Korea, Japan, Australia, USA, Taiwan and China. Malaysia is the first country in the whole of South East Asia to have the Palsaik Samyupsal Korean BBQ franchise! We visited the one in The Scott Garden along Old Klang Road.
Here's a short language lesson about Palsaik MY. The word "palsaik" actually means eight-colours, and "samgyupsal" means pork belly. These 2 words combined represent the signature BBQ dish that the restaurant offers - eight coloured and eight flavoured pork belly! And guess what? Yeap, we got to taste these succulent pork belly goodness! Yum!
Photo by Samad | Palsaik Samgyupsal
The flavours of the pork belly consist of eight in total: Ginseng, Wine, Pine Leaves, Garlic, Herbs, Curry, Miso Paste and Hot. It's served on a long wooden platform which is engraved with the designated marinate. So as you can see in the photo, the pork belly is arranged in a manner to display the colours in a gradient! Very picturesque!
In the menu, they stated the medicinal values of the marinate, like how garlic lowers your cholesterol and how ginseng is good for metabolism. I thought that that was quite a nice detail and add-on to an already interesting looking menu.
Photo by Samad | 8 coloured pork belly info-chart
You can order the Palsaik hansang (Exclusive eight colour pork belly set) for RM128 and it's good for 2-4pax. This set comes with leafy vegetables (to wrap your delicious meat), salad, ssamjang (hot pepper paste) and soup. I reckon you could order this and some other sides with your friends, especially if you have a huge appetite.
Photo by Samad | The colours are so enticing!
Alongside the palsaik samgyupsal, we tried their Seafood Soybean Paste Soup (RM35) which comes with fresh seafood and a spicy soybean broth. This would be perfect on rainy, chillier days! In my opinion, it wasn't too spicy and the amount of seafood was quite generous!
Photo by Samad | Fresh seafood in the Seafood Soybean Paste Soup!
So to compliment our hefty centrepiece courses we got a fluffy hot bowl of traditional steamed egg (RM14), a crowd-favourite of Spam Bibimbap (RM23), Seafood Pancake (RM22) and of course some sides of salad and kimchi! The Spam Bibimbap was tasty; it was a favourite amongst the FVSW group. The Seafood Pancake was also pretty good! Everyone thought it appeared more like an omelette, which I think is a win because it's not too dry nor is the portion too large to the point you can't finish it. Delicious!
Photo by Samad | Kimchi with beansprout. They chargrilled it for us
Photo by Samad | Traditional steamed egg
Photo by Samad | Seafood Pancake
Photo by Samad | Spam Bibimbap
Photo by Samad | Before cooking everything!
Photo by Samad | And after! Everything looks amazing.
Photo by Samad | Deliciousness.
The waiters at Palsaik MY prepared the pork belly for us and took care of most of the cooking on the table. We were treated like kings and queens! Oh, while we were dining, we also ordered different drinks like Iced Honey Lemon Tea (RM6), Green Tea (RM3) and Melon Soda (RM6). The Green Tea is refillable! They don't have Iced Green Tea though, but if you want it cold or iced they'd bring a bucket of ice for you (lol!).
Photo by Samad | Fried rice in the making
The cherry on top of the meal was the stir-fried rice called Bokkeumbap (RM20 with cheese), which they made with the leftover Seafood Soybean Paste Soup right at our table! They mixed rice, seaweed and some vegetables with the broth, and topped it off with CHEESE! Yes cheese! Can it be any more perfect?
Photo by Samad | Look at that oozing cheesy gloriousness.
The team at Palsaik MY also let us try their special Lou Sang which consists of kimchi and pork (RM68). We'll be elaborating more on the Lou Sang in another post dedicated to Chinese New Year so look out for that!
Photo by Samad | So colourful!
Photo by Samad | A perfect combination
I definitely recommend you try out Palsaik MY. If you're located around Klang Valley, they've got branches in The Scott Garden, Mont Kiara, Kota Damansara and MyTown. So what are you waiting for? It's a lovely Korean BBQ franchise with delicious food, good service and it's perfect for big group outings with your family, friends or even to bring your significant other on a date! The cost of the food is very reasonable for what you receive, and overall I loved it, so I know you will too!
Palsaik Samgyupsal Korean BBQ 289, Jalan Klang Lama, The Scott Garden, 58000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur