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Saturday 5 November 2016

Kang San Ea

C5 Jalan Ampang Utama 1/1
Taman Ampang Utama
68000 Ampang
Coordinates: 3.155336, 101.751444

It’s the weekend before Brendan’s SPM exams.

A few months ago right before Brendan’s trial exams my sister Ginny and her husband Vincent were in town and to give Brendan a morale booster they took him out to a fancy Korean restaurant near where they live.

In keeping with the theme, and to give perk up his spirits before the big day we took Brendan to our all-time favourite Korean family restaurant.

we'll use any excuse to come here

Like clockwork we ordered the 1Samgyeopsal and 2Dwaeji Galbi; and as always Brendan asked for his perennial favourite, the  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

even the water tastes better?

side dishes have arrived


Brendan's kimchi stew 

the pork ribs

pork belly

in all its glory

wrapping and garnishings

another look at the kimchi stew

oo lala

one last look

jal meokkesseumnida!

If this doesn’t lift his spirits before his exams nothing will!

Despite tonight’s dinner being beyond the realms of the everyday food for the everyday person we find ourselves coming here time and again on every special occasion and every chance/excuse we get.

Corny as it may sound, that’s how much we love Kang San Ea, and we will repeat the chant: sa-rang-he-yo-kang-san-ae!