There are many Korean BBQ Restaurant coming out of late; one of the latest joining this bandwagon is BBQ Ma Eul Cup Bab Uptown Damansara located at 48 Jalan SS 21/58, Damansara Uptown 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Since the shop is located at an intermediate corner, it has some space by the side of the restaurant where one can dine al-fresco taking in the full aroma of freshly BBQ and grill food.
For those that would like to dine in the comfort of the air-conditioning; can proceed to the indoor dining areas where the smoke chimney which are prefix to the ceiling is available to vacuum out the smoke emanating from the grill.
One of the common offerings of all Korean BBQ is its daily side dishes which are offered unlimited refill to all its patrons. These side dishes are changed on a rotational basis, although a couple of popular side dishes which are the crowd favourite will be available most of the days.
At BBQ Ma Eul Cup Bab Uptown Damansara, a special side dish which is Jap Chee – Korean Glass Noodles is only available on Friday and Saturday night. We love the Jap Chee here as it was cooked with the right flavouring. We ordered 4 rounds of this simple dish.
BBQ Ma Eul Cup Bab Uptown Damansara offers diners to choose either a la carte grill or set packages. We ordered the Set For 2 RM79.00 which comes with Sliced Pork Belly, Pork Ribs Marinated in Soy Sauce, Spicy Grilled Pork Belly and Kimchi Stew.
We like the pork belly which has a tinge of salty taste that would make the best fit with white rice.
One of the others special offering is the cheese dipping, where you can dip your freshly grilled BBQ item into the hot cheese that is served upon request.
Diners can choose either to BBQ by yourself at the table,
or you can ask the Chef to do it for you. Frankly speaking, we tried both and the verdict is for the Chef to grill it which has a balance charred and retaining the right texture of the juicy meat.
To satisfy our cravings for more BBQ item, we ordered the ala carte Pork Skirt Meat (RM23.00).
For those that loves a bit more bouncy fats, these cut of meat might suit you better.
and the Hunje Ori Gui (Grilled Duck) RM 28.00. We were told that the duck breast meat was precooked quite like how they prepare the smoked duck.
It was very flavourful when it was grilled with a slightly salty taste. This came with a Mustard dipping sauce which went perfectly well with the taste of the grilled duck meat.
Besides BBQ grilled items, BBQ Ma Eul Cup Bab Uptown Damansara also offers other traditional favourite Korean dishes where you can order a la carte; like the Pork Rib Stew (RM 20.00). The soup based was made with stewing of the pork ribs for a couple of hours to extract out the full meaty flavours together with the use of chillies flakes, mustard seeds and gochujang (Korean red pepper paste) as the base ingredients.
Next, we had the Buckwheat Noodle Soup(Cold) with Grilled Pork (RM22.00). I personally like the texture and the taste of the cold noodle. For those that loves the taste of mustard, you can request the staff to bring you some in-house made mustard sauce that can be added to this noodle. It has the strong pungent taste that I like, with the cold noodles.
Next is the Spicy Rice Ball (RM18.00). Serve in a bowl, the customer can do this rice ball by mixing the ingredients which are the shredded seaweed, with a special Kim Chi sauce, sesame seed and white rice. You can eat it as it is or for some, you can grill it to a crisp.
BBQ Ma Eul Cup Bab Uptown Damansara also serves an assortment of flavoured Korean Soju for you to taste and enjoy with your hot BBQ dishes.
or you can try out the others Korean Beverage that is sold at BBQ Ma Eul Cup Bab Uptown Damansara.
Although BBQ Ma Eul Cup Bab Uptown Damansara has been opened for only 3 months, there is a crowd waiting in queue especially on Friday and Saturday night. If you really want to go on those days, you either goes earlier so that you can get a table or better still avoid those days so that you can really enjoy the taste and company for your take of Korean BBQ.
BBQ Ma Eul Cup Bab Uptown Damansara Address:
48 Jalan SS 21/58, Damansara Uptown 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor