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February 12, 2010

Sam-Sam Korean @ The Gardens

I’ve never ventured into the food garden at Gardens Mid Valley, mainly because I stick to my usual eating places at the lower ground floor. Wandering around The Gardens, Shum and I spotted Food Garden and decided to try Sam-Sam Korean for dinner. We shared a set meal (RM20.90) of kimchi jjigae and a BBQ chicken, and added another ala carte kimchi jjigae (RM12) into the bill. Portions were slightly small, especially the kimchi jjigae. While the BBQ chicken was alright (it could do with more chicken and less cabbage), the kimchi jjigae wasn’t tasty. It was diluted with little flavour — I didn’t like this one bit. The set version comes without any meat, but you get a choice of beef or tuna for the ala carte. Instead of pearl rice usually served in Korean restaurants, we were given normal white rice to go with the dishes. The two banchans were boring — the potato was bordering tasteless while the radish was a poor substitute for kimchi.We were hardly impressed with the food, but the service was warm and friendly. Prices are slightly cheaper (about RM1 or 2) than Ko Hyang at the lower ground floor, but I’d go back to the latter because the food is tastier.

Ambiance: 4/10
Price: 5/10
Food: 4/10 (pork-free)
Verdict: I found the food bland and portions small, but the service was friendly.

Stall No 12,
Food Gardens,
The Gardens.

Gong Xi Fa Cai to all my readers!

14 Responses

  1. Sean

    i've never tried any of the stalls at the food garden either, but if ever do, i'll head to this one if they have bibimbap =)

  2. ai wei

    happy chinese new yaer…

    oO, this one sounds not too good. guess will stick to ko hyang :)

  3. Precious Pea

    Gong Xi Fa Cai to you!

  4. M Ỡ Қ ҝ ¥

    happy chinese new year! :) looking forward to more food reviews

  5. Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover)

    Wishing you a Happy CNY and Happy Holiday !

  6. Nic (KHKL)

    Happy cny, babe! Hv lotsa fun n food!

  7. Michelle Chin

    And have a great reunion dinner yourself. :)

  8. backStreetGluttons

    Gung Tse Fa Cai !

    char tze mein here we come !

  9. Nani Aziz

    I've been to Sam-sam twice. on my first visit, the food was superb. maybe because they just start up their business (i assume). n when i've been there again last month n order the same ddukbokki, it taste weird. lol.

    babe, happy chinese new year ^__^

  10. thenomadGourmand

    still ko hyang for the price & taste!

  11. eiling lim

    somehow I felt that the food at the food court in the Gardens is not very good.

  12. mimid3vils

    Happy Tiger Year *roar*roar*roar*

    Happy Valentine’s Day *muaks*muaks*muaks*

  13. foodbin

    a happy CNY to you.

  14. Bangsar-bAbE

    foodbin – Same to you!

    mimi – Happy CNY and Valentine's Day to you too! *hugs*

    eiling – I don't know about the rest of the food, but the Korean one wasn't good. ;P

    nomad – Yup!

    Nani – Well…the foreign workers do most of the cooking, so I guess the quality is compromised there. =(

    BSG – Happy CNY to you too!

    Michelle Chin – Thanks! Hope you have a great celebration as well. =)

    Nic & Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) – Same to you both!

    M Ỡ Қ ҝ ¥, Pea & ai wei – Gong Xi Fa Cai to you!!

    Sean – They have bibimbap, but dunno nice or not. ;P

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