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Saturday, 14 July 2018

Roi Spoon Korean Western Food in Mount Austin Johor Bahru

Exploring the area around Taman Mount Austin which is now one of Johor Bahru's hottest F & B and entertainment hubs. There are at least a hundred restaurants, cafes and bars here. Some buddies suggested that I try Roi Spoon for their Korean Western cuisine.

When we stood outside Roi Spoon browsing the menu, a friendly young lady came out of the busy restaurant to patiently introduce us the menu 👍

Stepping inside, the decor and furnishings were simple but cosy. It was packed - Roi Spoon is popular, especially with the younger set.

Two of us, we picked a pasta and rice dish recommended by the young lady.

As the main dining area was full house, we were ushered to the smaller back area (behind the kitchen). After making our orders and while waiting for our food to be served, I wandered back to the main dining area to look see, look see.

I saw a group of 4 just got up from their table. I then asked the counter staff whether we could change to that table. The cheerful young gentleman immediately agreed and went to clear the newly available table straightaway. He sprayed the table with cleanser and wiped it squeaky clean before taking our cutlery over from our table to the new table. We were so impressed and grateful for the excellent customer service.

Two of us, we were served a simple tray of three ban chan. I like the freshly made zesty spicy crunchy kimchi.

We ordered their signature Roi Pasta.

Roi Pasta is spaghetti with chicken, chicken ham, mushroom and onion in mildly spicy creamy sauce.

The spaghetti was done soft al dente which is the local preference. I like it done this way too.

The cream sauce was well balanced mildly savoury sweet spicy. The staff highlighted that the pasta sauce is spicy but it was just gently hot for us.

We also had a Bulgogi Pilaf.

Bulgogi is one of my favourite Korean dishes. So, I was curious to try bulgogi pilaf - it turned out to be a good choice.

The Korean rice was served with tender sweet grilled beef slices, small pieces of chicken ham, onion, mushroom, and topped with a runny egg.

I enjoyed the layers of sweetness from the grilled beef, and all the ingredients that made up this dish. There was also a subtle underlying spiciness.

Just as we finished our meal, the young lady who ushered us in to Roi Spoon cheerfully popped over at our table to check how we found the food. She also informed us that she was leaving as the new shift had taken over. We were very impressed with her sincere customer service.

👉 We enjoyed ourselves at Roi Spoon in Mount Austin, Johor Bahru. The Korean Western food was nice, the ambiance though rather plain had good vibes from the youthful customers, and the most memorable part was the sincere service by the earnest youthful staff. We appreciate it a lot 👏👏👏

Restaurant name: Roi Spoon
Address01-20, Menara Hartamas, Block B, 4, 8, Persiaran Austin Heights, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor
GPS1°33'46.8"N 103°46'40.1"E | 1.562989, 103.777791
Tel: +607-351 6783
Hours: 11:30am - 11:00pm (Close at 12:00 midnight on Fri, Sat & Sun)

Non Halal

Date visited: 13 July 2018

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