What do you find most in Korean food?
We used to visit Korean restaurants, ended up ordering more or less the same items most of the times somehow. BBQ items, bibimbap, pancakes, etc. But as our palates gained points on the Korean tasty delicacies, we soon find that it’s fun to search for more independent Korean restaurants that provide different settings as well as the a different style of food preparation. And we agreed that the most distinguishing feature of the Korean food is the spice. The basic seasonings like red pepper,onion, soy sauce,bean paste, garlic, ginger, sesame, mustard, vinegar, wine have been combined in various ways to enhance Korean foods. Not forgetting the fresh ingredients as well of course.
We certainly can assure that you would find satisfaction in terms of ingredients freshness as well as the flavoursome balanced taste at:
Mamas Korean Restaurant
Mamas, a cosy family themed restaurant is set to deliver “Mama’s cooking” (mom’s cooking) from home. Manned by a Korean chef behind the kitchen, a Korean lady owner and a Malaysian man whom we both presumed they were a couple as we didn’t detailed them. Haha. Very loving.
What’s so homely about Mamas?
Like your mom’s cooking, their dishes are all served without adding any MSG as they believe in their traditional & natural cooking method that would augment the true flavours from the ingredients and spices they used 🙂
Mamas is located behind Public Bank at Giza Mall, above Tokyo Kitchen. Use the elevator on the side of the building to enter Mamas Korean Restaurant located on the 1st Floor.
As we enter the restaurant, we were greeted by a bright, spacious & clean interior. Wooden floorings, wooden tables & chairs with nice brick walls near the kitchen on one side. As well as another side with organized shelves.
It was pretty early when we arrived so it looks empty and great for photos 🙂 The crowd pours in right after.
Matching aprons for patrons. Cute right? 🙂
We were served with corn tea also known as oksusu cha – RM 1 (refillable), which is a mild, light tea that can be enjoyed with meals or by itself. It’s good for digestion and intestinal health. The owners & their staffs were friendly and we just gotta praise their attentive services.
They even make their own Banchan (Side Dishes) and we absolutely love them all. Their homemade kimchi has a very balance flavour of sour & tanginess. This delicious spicy mix of hot pepper flakes, garlic, chives, onion, pear juice, and more with the cabbages contains amounts of good nutritions such as vitamin C and fiber.
These white gelatinous pieces is a type of firm jelly appetizer made of water chestnut flour.
One of the most beautiful banchan on the table – Sweet pumpkin with red date. Sweet & appetizing! Love the mushy soft texture of the pumpkin.
Complimentary steamed egg was perfect too. Every spoonful we took Chris exclaimed “Yum” 🙂
Table for 2? Look at the spread! 🙂
Dakgalbi Set 닭갈비 – RM100
Comes with dakgalbi that is enough for 2-3pax, with additional sari of ramen & fried rice as well as Samgyetang, the Korean Ginseng chicken soup. We decided to check out their Dakgalbi set instead of other BBQ items as there were only 2 of us and we can’t really try much variety. So we decided to leave it to our next visit. Haha.
Advise: better come in a group of at least 4-5 to try more varieties.
Generous portion of marinated chicken slices in their special spicy sauce, tossed & stir-fry together with sliced cabbage, sweet potatoes, scallions, onions, tteokbokki & ramen. The sauce is only a little spicy but it is also very sweet and packed with an immense amount of flavour. The spiciness is cut by the long cylindrical rice cakes which, when cooked, become chewy and soft. A rather different version to Uncle Jang’s and we find this version cleaner 🙂
It also comes together with this plate of fresh greens platter. 3 types of greens for you to choose from 🙂
Fried rice from the dakgalbi set. The lady owner is very thoughtful and sprinkled more dried seaweed for us, for the extra texture and flavour.
Samgyetang 삼계탕 (Korean Ginseng chicken soup) – comes together with the set.
This large bowl consists of a whole young chicken and Korean ginseng of course 🙂 Samgyetang is traditionally served in the summer for its supposed nutrients. This whole young chicken is boiled in a broth of Korean ginseng, red dates, garlic, ginger and other herbs. The chicken soup tastes refreshing with the sweetness of chicken. Pretty nice stuff with great taste and aroma; if you like oriental herbs (or chicken soup) you’ll love this for sure.
Concentrating. Haha 🙂
Also we can’t take our eyes off this beautiful portion of pork belly off our eyes. Will definitely be back for more 🙂
Mamas also offer a variety of great lunch deal which is pretty affordable. So if you’re around Kota Damansara, be sure to look out for Mamas 🙂
Mamas Korean Restaurant
C-1-1, Sunway Giza Mall,
Jalan PJU 5/14, PJU 5,
47810 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Tel: +603 6151 1816
Weekdays: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm,
Weekend and Eve of Public Holidays 11.00 am – 1.00 am
*Located behind Public Bank at Giza Mall, above Tokyo Kitchen. Use the elevator on the side of the building to enter Mamas Korean Restaurant located on the 1st Floor.