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Saturday 30 April 2016

Kang San Ea

C5 Jalan Ampang Utama 1/1
Taman Ampang Utama
68000 Ampang
Coordinates: 3.155275, 101.751506

In keeping with my desire to lose weight but not deprive myself of the simpler pleasures in life I caved in and took the family for a night out at our all-time favourite Korean restaurant.

B.B.Q. heaven

in the heart of Korea town, Ampang

As always we ordered the customary 1Samgyeopsal and 2Dwaeji Galbi; and not night out here would be complete if did not Brendan order his favourite 3Kimchi Jjigae.

1a popular Korean dish commonly served as an evening meal, it consists of thick, fatty slices of pork belly meat similar to uncured bacon
2pork ribs seasoned with a typical ganjang-based sauce or gochujang-based sauce (chilli pepper condiment)
3a variety of jjigae, or stew-like Korean dish, made with kimchi and other ingredients, such as scallions, onions, diced tofu, pork, and seafood

While waiting for our order to be served we sat glued to the television set while a musical show was airing. The proprietress had installed an android box that streamed Korean channels direct from South Korea, and despite the absence of English subtitles we enjoyed the show, catching a few words that we were familiar with here and there.


we put our phones away

The generous cuts of meat and pork arrived, and the stove was fired up. After that there was nothing much else to do but wait till the grilling was done.

the customary side dishes

grilled pork bellies 

ever helpful

then it was the turn for the pork ribs

feasting on the side dishes

Brendan's kimchi stew





salad to wrap it all up in

Suffice to say tonight’s dinner is beyond the realms of the everyday food for the everyday person but we find ourselves coming here time and again on every special occasion and every chance/excuse we get. That’s how much we love Kang San Ea, sa-rang-he-yo-kang-san-ae!