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Monday, 26 August 2013

Jang Gun Korean Buffet - Fahrenheit 88 Kuala Lumpur KL Best Restaurant To Eat

Jang Gun is part of the Shogun/ Saisaki Group of Buffet Restaurant and is located at G1 27 01-04, Ground Floor, Ground Floor, Fahrenheit 88, 179, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang.

I had the opportunity to have a food review session with the management of Shogun Group of Companies.

Jang Gun specializes in Korean Buffet restaurant. There are more than 200 dishes of dishes ranging from soups Korean, Japanese, Chinese and local dishes. It is quite similar to buffet at Saisaki and Shogun, in that the main differences is the additional Korean Dishes. Price wise, it is quite similar as those in the chain of restaurant.

One of the main additional dishes in Jang Gun is the offering of soup base which you can add to your poached seafood and other condiments (like mushroom and vegetables).

The soup variety that I have tasted are as follow – Buddha Jump Soup – I suppose it means Buddha Jump Over The Wall – Taste wise – Not too bad and it blended well with the poached fresh seafood like shell fish, crabs, prawns and mussels.

The other soup offering which I tasted was Tom Yam, Ginseng Chicken Soup, Kim Chi Soup and etc. Most of the soup offered is a little bit salty.

Korean Snack Food

According to the management of Jang Gun, they have a Lady Korean chef that whip up Korean dishes. I gave a try on some of the snacks for example Kim Chi, hard Boiled quail eggs, black beans, lotus roots, eggs rolls, Korean noodles and etc.

The advantage of having a buffet is you get to try a lot of varieties of these offering. It gives you to opportunity to taste these foods which you will not dare to order if it was on an ala-carte basis. I am not a real fan of Korean snack/ appetizer, so to me it was just a so-so experience.

Here, we had the opportunity to try out some Korean Pancake too.

As with all the other Saisaki/ Shogun Buffet Restaurant, Sashimi is still my main preference when having a meal at these restaurants. Here, you are able to get fresh seafood especially the Salmon and Tuna offering.

I believe the reason being the restaurant is able to purchase in quantity and as the turnover is fast with the number of restaurant, fresh and new stock is available on a frequent basis ensuring the customer gets the best quality.

Among the sashimi offering are Salmon, Tuna, Butter Tuna, Octopus and Prawns.

On the sushi offering, the rice was just normal, nothing to shout about.

We had a unique experience that night as the management was planning to introduce a new product for their chain of restaurant. They call it squeeze-it – A popular frosty ice product originating from Hokkaido Japan.

It is a cold dessert or rather an ice popsicle but in another form. It looks like a cute little ping pong ball which is frozen. They have to massage the ball. The type of massage, to the ball depends on the preference i.e. whether you want to ice to flush out at a fast rate or slow rate. You can also create an art by controlling the flow of the ice, making a mini mountain or etc depending on your creative style.

The way you eat it, is after cutting a small cut at the tips of the so-called branch. Upon cutting, the frosty ice will shot out continuously. All you do, is continuing sucking the ice from the tip and squeezing the ball as quickly as possible. That is how the name Squeeze it comes from. At the end of the process, you will have a sudden burst of the frosty ice shooting into your mouth. A truly very unique experience.

One of the main selling points is that, this ice flavours are 100% based on the fruits extract not artificial flavouring. There are 11 flavours offering Chocolate, Mango, Strawberry, Wild Berries, Premium Hazelnut Chocolate, Premium Banana, Premium Raspberry, Vanilla, Green Tea, Cherry and Premium Yoghurt.

Apparently, you can try this at Saisaki and Shogun Express. Cost around Rm5.90 or Rm6.90 (premium).