Home Food Reviews 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!

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14 comments

Sean February 12, 2010 - 3:13 am

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 =)

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ai wei February 12, 2010 - 3:16 am

happy chinese new yaer…

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

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Precious Pea February 12, 2010 - 3:48 am

Gong Xi Fa Cai to you!

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M Ỡ Қ ҝ ¥ February 12, 2010 - 4:50 am

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

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Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) February 12, 2010 - 9:08 am

Wishing you a Happy CNY and Happy Holiday !

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Nic (KHKL) February 12, 2010 - 12:49 pm

Happy cny, babe! Hv lotsa fun n food!

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Michelle Chin February 13, 2010 - 1:50 am

And have a great reunion dinner yourself. :)

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backStreetGluttons February 13, 2010 - 3:39 am

Gung Tse Fa Cai !

char tze mein here we come !

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Nani Aziz February 13, 2010 - 1:11 pm

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 ^__^

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thenomadGourmand February 14, 2010 - 1:57 am

still ko hyang for the price & taste!

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eiling lim February 14, 2010 - 6:12 am

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

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mimid3vils February 14, 2010 - 10:27 am

Happy Tiger Year *roar*roar*roar*

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

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foodbin February 14, 2010 - 12:24 pm

a happy CNY to you.

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Bangsar-bAbE February 19, 2010 - 6:49 am

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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