I needed a change from the heavy meaty stuff I had been eating lately, so I popped into Nam Moon 南门 Korean BBQ and ordered their kimchi soup set lunch to "detox".
The set lunch comprises 11 separate items neatly and beautifully presented in traditional Korean style. This whole set costs a reasonable RM10 (SGD4).
The kimchi soup came in a claypot and it was furiously popping hot steam bubbles when it was brought to the table. I had to wait a while for the steam to subside before I could take these photos. And, I have to show you two pictures of the kimchi soup in order to do justice to the generous variety of different fresh ingredients loaded inside. The hot broth tasted slightly sweet, sour, salty and spicy. All the flavours were subtle and just right - nothing harsh or biting.
Next, a parade of some of the different delicious side dishes or banchan in Korean, to feast your eyes.
Besides good food at reasonable prices, the service staff at Nam Moon Korean BBQ were very friendly and attentive.
Customers were also offered this complimentary chilled traditional Korean ginger tea 생강차. Made from ginger preserved in honey, the ginger tea was very sweet and slightly spicy hot - I love it.
Nam Moon 南门 Korean BBQ is definitely a good place for a tasty Korean style meal at affordable prices. The restaurant is also well equipped with several smokelss BBQ grills with comfortable sunken seating. I am coming back for these.
Restaurant name: Nam Moon Korean BBQ
Address: 31, Jalan Perang, Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru
Hours: 11:00am to 11:00pm
Date visited: 29 May 2012