Friday, September 11, 2009

Pyong Yang Restaurant @ Jalan Ampang

Pyong Yang Restaurant is the one and only restaurant that serves North Korean cuisine in KL. (Please correct me if I am wrong). It is located behind the Gleneagles Hospital on Jalan Ampang, KL.

It was a unique and special dining experience I had where they have performances such as dancing, singing and musical play played by the pretty Korean waitress themselves. Glad that aunt dragged me along. This dinner wasn’t just an ordinary dinner. It enhanced my knowledge on North Korean’s tradition and cultures.

As this was a back dated post, I wasn’t too sure with the name for every dish. I will try my best to name / identify them; and I will allow the photos do the talking.

The restaurant itself filled up with Koreans on the night I dined in. Only us, the Malaysians sat on a long table.

Glass noodles

The mushrooms Stirred fried style – it was quite similar to what we had in Chinese cuisine.

Steamed fish

Stewed chicken

The potato pancakes. You are given a few fresh – carrot, cucumbers, tamago (omelet) slices and meat slices. What you have to do is: wrap up a little of each fresh with the pancake.


Mimic the Chinese 狮子头but this was in a soupy version

Bibimpap – the hot piping one.

An alcoholic drink that similar to the Japanese sake. However, this is made by the mushrooms, I guess.

Never end a meal without Dessert(s):

Glutinous Rice Cake with something inside.

The Glutinous Rice Cake with Honey. Love the sweet and chewy desserts.

At near 9pm, there were karaoke session and performances by the pretty waitresses themselves. They dress up to dance, sing and play different kind of instruments.

I find North Korean Cuisine is slightly different than Korean Cuisine where North Korean Cuisine is quite similar to or fusion with the Chinese Cuisine. Like the glass noodles, stewed chicken, stirred fried mushrooms and the soup version of meat balls, they are light and not spicy, not oily, not greasy, no colorants.

A great place for an extraordinary dining experience!

Pyong Yang Restaurant
290A, Lorong Palas,
Off Jalan Ampang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur.
(Located right behind BHP Petrol Station)

Tel: 03-42579986
Business hours:
11.30am – 10.30pm (daily)


Anonymous said...

alcohol drink made from mushroom.....interesting...wonder how it taste like?!!!

Little Inbox said...

I never know mushroom can be used to make wine. Funny!

Wilson Ng said...

Got drunk or not, drinking mushroom wine?

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

their dishes look similar to Chinese version, not bad..

HairyBerry said...

i've always wanted to check out this place but got no kaki..haha! the dishes look interesting and to be able to learn about a culture that's relatively unknown here is a privilege. must make it a point to go one day! :)

foodbin said...

a nice place to savor their food and culture.

ai wei said...

simple girl,
hmmm... how to describe e?! it is quite strong and one must sip only and not to drink it too fast. something like sake.

little inbox,
that was my first time on this wine too. i was a little shock cz i never knew mushroom can be made into wine.

wilson & rachel,
2 of my aunt's friends started to swinged and sang after 2 small glasses :P

yep, their dishes are very similar to chinese but lack of omppph cz the taste is not as strong as chinese one.

nic (khkl),
make your move and have a try?! it is quite special and different and hor, the waitresses are pretty!

ai wei said...

yeahhh... we get to expose a new culture through thier cuisine :)

Big Boys Oven said...

this place looks strange and yet interesting, unique! magic mushroom sake?

Taufulou said...

got performance lagi?hrmm..someting nice to enjoy after full meal.

~Christine~Leng said...

i haven't been to any Korean restaurant with performances dear. Savouring food and culture at the same time. So nice...
North Korean cuisine.. the one and only summore.

Precious Pea said...

First time coming across North Korean cuisine...lucky you.

Asian Traveler said...

The name of the restaurant speaks for itself.:) Oh, I don't eat Kimchi, it's too spicy for me. However, I'd like to try the potato pancake and glutinous Rice Cake, looks delectable. :)

Anonymous said...

Good to know. I think I'll try one of these weekends.

ai wei said...

why look strange? it doesn't look like a restaurant?

yep, great performance. but i dunno what are they singing. i'd enjoyed a lot because their dresses are pretty and the gals are fair and pretty too!

dear, that was my first time here. i guess that will be the only and final time to be there. the food not cheap ler (if not mistaken). but i do like that environment and how they do business :)

ai wei said...

precious pea,
hehehe, just lucky to have followed along :)

asian traveller,
i love the potato pancake. it is quite unique. :)

the envoy,
hope u will love this :)

Anonymous said...

north korean cuisine?!
this is probably the 1st time i;'ve heard of it, or seen them.
good writeup, ai wei.

Selba said...

You really make me craving of Korean food right now! :)

ai wei said...

thanks... err... i din write much too cz i dunno the name of them :P

ekekekeke... will you have ur korean meal soon?! :)

Rebecca Saw said...

1st time i read abt it was from Sean's blog.

Never end a meal without Dessert(s).
YEAH yeah yeah! you are definitely in my kinda foodie! ;p

xin said...

i have heard plenty of raves about this restaurant, even my colleague recommended it. me is korean food fan! unfortunately, none of my family/kakis is a korean food fan :(

Kenny Mah said...

Mushroom-based sake? Oh wow. Nice. :)

ai wei said...

hehe, we will never end a meal without desserts :P that's the rules. hehehe

i was lucky to get to tag along for this korean cuisine. my parents are not big fans of korean too... unable to enjoy yummy korean cuisine with them.

life for beginners,
the mushrooms sake is quite nice but a little strong :)

Anonymous said...

NORTH KOREANS>>>ned I say more?

Anonymous said...

Hey guys! This is not the only Pyongyang Restaurant exist in KL.


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