07 June 2013

Taste of Asia (Berjaya Times Square)

Taste of Asia 
Lot LG-23 West, Lower Ground
Berjaya Times Square, No 1 Jalan Imbi
55100 Kuala Lumpur

We had something to do at Berjaya Times Square today and thought we’d have lunch first. Perusing the directory list we came across the food court at Lower Ground called Taste of Asia.

"Passionately designed for the love of food, Taste of Asia brings together the most delicious tastes from the Asia region." Berjaya Time Square’s website announced, and we couldn't agree more! This food court has among other things Asian delights, Japanese cuisine, Korean cuisine, local delights, local sweet temptation as well as western cuisine.

our first time here
good first impressions

Paying for food at Taste of Asia is unlike food courts at other shopping malls in that you will need to purchase a ‘prepaid’ card of your own predetermined value.

be sure to get your 'prepaid card' card

Our taste buds have taken a definite swing in favour of Northeast Asian cuisines these days. Brendan and Cat sampled the Korean stall while I tried out the Japanese stall.

Korean stall
the lady is an actual Korean, cool!
she even obliged us with a photo
the Japanese stall
I tried the set on the left

Brendan eventually ordered the Kimchi Jjigae (a variety of jjigae, or stew-like Korean dish, made with kimchi [pickled vegetables] and other ingredients, such as scallions, onions, diced tofu, and seafood) , Cat had the Bi Bim Bap (literally means "mixed rice", served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul [sautéed and seasoned vegetables] and gochujang [chili pepper paste]) while I tried the Teriyaki Chicken (broiled or grilled while being basted in a marinade based on soy sauce, mirin, and sugar) Bento set.

Brendan's  Kimchi Jjigae, marvellous 
the boy can hardly wait
my Teriyaki Chicken Bento, heavenly
Cat's Bi Bim Bap

We were pleasantly surprised by the tastiness of the dishes from this food court, and were not in any way disappointed. In fact, the dishes exceeded our expectations of this newly discovered food court. Having tried the Japanese and Korean cuisine this time around, we’ll definitely be back to sample the cuisines here!

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