Saturday, June 9, 2012

Onsemiro Fine Dining Korean Restaurant @ Intermark Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Intermark presents "Onsemiro" (located on the 2nd floor), a new Korean restaurant that celebrates authentic Korean food along with wooden decor that will fool you into thinking that you have actually traveled a thousand miles to Korea. 
At the table, you will be greeted by a seductive mix of Banchan
Lightly parboiled spinach dressed with sesame oil,  red pepper and light soy sauce

Cold boiled bean sprouts with sesame oil.
Charcoals from Korea
LA Galbi 200g (RM70) - These sweet, tender marinated beef slices flourished well with some lettuces and spicy dipping sauce. For more kick, add a glove of garlic onto your green wrap. 
Raw egg for the Yukhoe Bibimbap
Yukhoe Bibimbap (RM45) - Yukhoe Bibimbap which literally means "raw mixed rice", was served with shredded raw beef, topped with a variety of seasoned vegetables and gochujang (chili pepper paste). 
Unlike the jasmine rice we usually have, Korean rice has a chewier texture and a shinier look.
Golbaengi Muchim (RM45) - Spicy freshwater snails and thin noodles are an enduring Korean duo. Here, there were treated right with gochujang sauce and accented by some sliced cucumber and sesame oil.  
Gwang Yang Bulgogi 120g (RM50) - The succulent sirloin beef was extremely lean and was grilled to perfection using the aromatic Korean charcoal. 
Kimchi Jjigae - Served in a superheated stoned pot, a bowl of rice is mixed into it, bringing down the tartness of the kimchi as it cooks along with some sardines, tofu, cabbages and spring onions. 
More Banchan to provide some relief from the richness of the food
Yeolmu kimchi seasoned with chili peppers and salt. 
Crunchy kimchi cabbage
The frozen persimmon was amazingly delicious with texture that resembled a sorbet.

VERDICT: SOMEWHAT SMITTEN

Smitten Dishes: 
Kimchi Jjigae
L.A.Galbi
Frozen persimmon

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21 comments:

  1. No clams ban chan? That's my fav type.

    The yukoe bibimbap looks interesting, I guess it's a cold dish, right?

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    1. No clams le.. Yeap, you are right, it's a cold dish. =)

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  2. Ohhh the raw bimbimbap looks interesting but I think that I'd prefer the ones in stone bowls because my favorite part is the crispy burnt rice bits! :D

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    1. Yea I have to agree with you! I much prefer the dol sot bibimbap, it is still my favorite korean dish.

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  3. Yup I agree with vien... My fav is the crispy burnt rice bits...
    Is it halal restaurant? Pork neck BBQ should b very nice...

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    1. I like dol dot bibimbap too. No pork neck. It's actually a pork free restaurant. =)

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  4. even the charcoal is from korea? sounds very interesting! :)

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    1. Yea... i find it very interesting too. Apparently, the Korean charcoal adds a diff aroma to the meat.

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    2. Prime also uses Korean charcoal if I'm not mistaken. They must have good charcoal in Korea!!

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  5. Lovely dishes and thats why I enjoy Korean food, esp the little sides they serve are simply awesome. Another one of my kind of food esp the bibimbap.

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    1. I think majority of us enjoy the small dishes. I love the part where you can keep on refiling .. heheh =)

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  6. i lurrrrve the raw beef tartare at korean restaurants! they usually use pretty good-quality meat, and the texture is soooooo smooth :D

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    1. Yea... I agree, but I get a bit worried if i have too much raw beef.

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  7. Food looks fresh, small portions though huh?

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    1. Yea the meat portion was a bit small for the price you pay. Nonetheless, they give you quality ingredients.

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  8. I am glad I had my Korean urges fixed before reading this. Failing that, I will be dreaming Korean the whole night:D

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  9. yeeekk ! the raw bibimbap!!! >.< yeek! i cannot accept! :P

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    1. Hhahahhaa... don't think about it when you eat. =)

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  10. fine dining indeed. all the dishes look great! and i just posted a golbaengi muchim (sea snail dish). what nice timing! ^^

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