Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Overfed - My RM18 Epic Korean Set Lunch


A while back, my brother and I visited Qing He Gu@Damansara Uptown for a nice Korean BBQ lunch. Since then I have not visited but I walked past the restaurant many times while running errands.

On one of my walkabouts, I noticed this banner outside the restaurant.


The Set Lunch is priced at RM18.00 with no GST and service charge. It sounded very attractive but at RM18.00, I did not expect much.

I usually eat lunch early at around 11.00-11.30am and this restaurant opens at near 12pm. So I never got round to visiting until one day when it rained cats and dogs. 

By the time the rain reduced to a drizzle, it was already slightly past 12pm and I decided to walk to Qing He Gu and yup, the set lunch promotion was still on.



I got a window seat, pretty much the same place where I sat with my brother on our earlier visit.



This very nice smoky cold Korean tea is served on the house. I had my heart set on the Dolsot Bibimbap and I waited patiently for my lunch to be served.



The table in front got served first as they were there ahead of me. I noted that the server brings the food over on a trolley.

Then my banchan arrived. As the server placed the banchan one by one on my table, I went WHOA!!



Eight banchan and each a generous portion. Correct, ah? Since the banner was right outside the window, I counted.



I counted 7 (the soup next to the bibimbap is not part of the banchan). Mine was 8. I suspect that the salad in the clear container did not belong. I may have sapu somebody's appetizer.



Shortly the Dolsot Bibimbap was served together with an egg drop soup, gojuchang and some seaweed.



That my friends, was a very princely lunch.



I added gojuchang and the seaweed into the bibimbap and gave it a good stir.



I admit that it was quite a struggle to finish the lunch, even for a super tanker like me. At RM18.00 nett, I was not expecting such huge portions.

Did they make a mistake? Confusing the banchan portions for this lone diner with that of the office group at the other end?

It was like a mini mukbang session (sans broadcast) and I was really stuffed towards the end.



But I can eat. This sweet pumpkin which was more of a dessert, the skin also gone! 



 This auntie, I tell you! Champion lah.



Yeah, they were really impressed with me wahahaha!!!



This set lunch is really worth it. Small eaters will not be able to handle this on their own. Come very hungry or with company.


25 comments:

  1. Next round you go eat, jio TM and I go, we see who can eat more, haha...

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    1. dun forget to jio me also...hahaha! I see this also scare liao...scare kenot finish (and wasted their food) but eventually I will try to finish whatever served on the table, just will take longer time to finish.

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    2. Sharon : Let me know when you are in KL, ok?

      Nux V : Can, can! Bring container but eh, you can eat a lot also like me, mah?

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  2. I think the set lunch is available for weekdays only right? For a huge portion like that, I think it can be good enough shared by me and Sam :)

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    1. Yes, weekdays. Really struggle to finish the food!

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  3. Wow! This auntie sure can eat. Lick till everything clean. I am impressed. ;)

    The set lunch is very good bargain.

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    1. Very good bargain especially for a nice Korean restaurant like this.

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  4. Not a fan of Korean but I do not mind their bibimbap once in a long while. RM18 for lunch!!! *faints* :D

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    1. LOL! Considered cheap since this is a very nice Korean restaurant. Usually a meal like this would be around RM30 plus.

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  5. You really had a good feast laid out for a Korean Princess! So much for just RM18.00 is unbelievable and worth it. Next time this Miss Supertanker has to struggle, just call me!

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    1. You must try this lah! I wanna see if you can sapu everything clean like me.

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  6. Very good that you sapu habis everything though you are full! Mari, mari, I give you a medal. Even though I know very well I won't be able to finish it but the banchans are very attractive especially the sweet pumpkin desserts. My friends like to eat Korean food so I will send your post to them to see if they would want to go there and eat or not. Hopefully this lunch set promotion is still on and they still serve these many banchans. Thanks for the great review.

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    1. It was a traumatic experience. wahahaha!!! I hope your friends agree to go with you. I think this promotion will still be on. Very worth it!

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  7. I think, irrespective of the no. of persons dining, they still had to serve you each banchan type in the same portion. If there are more people, you just ask for refills of the banchan. I hardly ask for refills coz even with 2 or 3 people, we usually can't finish what's given. OMG, RM18 for all that!!! *unbelievable value deal* This is ideal for people like you with good appetites. Not nice lah for two small eaters to share the banchan if order only one set. I like that pic with all the plates "sapu" clean! *thumbs up*

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    1. Oh, I was under the impression that if more people, the the portion of the banchan is more hee..hee... This one, the banchan alone will fill you up good and proper. I am still recovering from shock hah..hah... It will be a while till I go back for another experience.

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  8. Wah PH Korean fud luver ni..
    puas hati semua tu RM18. Finger licking gud hahaaa

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    1. Berbaloi. RM18 makan sampai kembung perut. LOL!

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  9. my beloved bibimbap! (my favourite korean dish) :D RM18 for all that is really good, since RM18 might not even get us a dish of scrambled eggs at many cafes :)

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    1. It's a fantastic deal. I am still feeling full until today. hah..hah...

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  10. Phong Hong, you are the best when it comes to 'restaurant review' person...you should seriously take up the profession and get paid for it. Not only the photos are superb but the dishes you describe and your review all the way down the list makes a person want to visit and try all the amazing entrees!

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    1. Auwww.... Elisabeth, you say the sweetest things to me! I enjoy doing this but it is not good for my weight. I have gotta stop!

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  11. I am attracted by the banchans, for rm18 this lunch set is really a good deal

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    1. Very good deal. Eat until face turn green. LOL!

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  12. The restaurant and the chef will be very happy to see the food all polished off.

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