I have been to Sopoong@The Starling once in 2017 and again in 2018. On both visits, I found the food average which explains why I returned only once a year.
But one day I was craving for Dakgalbi, thanks to a Maangchi video that I watched recently. This dish is marinated chicken cooked with vegetables. I have had this at Sopoong before, though it did not blow me away.
So one weekday, I paid a visit.
It was quiet and I saw the Korean boss sitting all by himself.
The Dakgalbi was better than I remembered but they were still stingy with the chicken like before. It was a generous serving with lots of vegetables and glass noodles. Can easily be shared by two small eaters.
Then I had another Dakgalbi craving on a working Saturday.
So I returned. I walked in at almost 12:30pm and the place started filling up quickly.
This time I ordered a drink, the Korean Citron Tea.
It was sweet and refreshing.
The banchan here is not exciting. The kimchi was ripe and sour as it should be which reminded me of why I dislike kimchi.
The Dakgalbi was another story. It was particularly good that day. So so good. The flavors were spot on. Just like the one I had in Ampang many, many years ago.
Best of all, I found many chunks of chicken inside, a vast improvement from before.
One of the things I love in Dakgalbi is the rice cakes. This time it was tender and tasty.
I added rice into the pan.
And gave it a good stir to soak up all the lovely gravy. So sedap I tell you!
See. Boh liau. I hope that they can keep the standard like this. Then I will come back more often. Not just once a year hah...hah....