Sunday, August 12, 2012

Bulgogi Brothers @ Paradigm Mall

Modern makeovers of Korean restaurants are all the rage in the Klang Valley. First, Namoo on the Park made its mark recently at Publika. Now, Bulgogi Brothers is set to make waves at Paradigm Mall and Pavilion.

Complimentary starters: steamed corn, sugar snap peas and sweet potatoes. The Brothers chain in South Korea and the Philippines substitutes the peas with quail eggs; let's hope this pioneering Malaysian branch follows suit eventually.

Also complimentary at this K-Pop-loving eatery: ultra-creamy pumpkin soup, naturally sweet.

Lovingly crafted heart-shaped beef bulgogi (RM45.90++) is Bulgogi Brothers' pride.  There's an experienced touch here; this franchise was brought to Malaysia by Chaswood Resources, which runs The ApartmentMalonesLaundryBaciBedroomWatami and more.

Grilled to an aching tenderness. Bulgogi Brothers opened this weekend at Paradigm, with the Pavilion follow-up to launch by the first week of September. Expect further outlets at e@Curve and Mid Valley too eventually.

Can't take beef? No prob, there's a chicken equivalent too (RM29.90++), featuring thigh meat marinated for six hours in BB's secret sauce.

Don't dump the dumplings: the seafood-stuffed ones here, served with mussels, shrimp and squid (RM33.90++), make our must-eat sense tingle. Like a cross between keropok lekor and karipap.

Traditional soybean stew with crab, prawn and veggies (RM26.90++). Also well worth slurping up, thanks to a spicy richness that combines the flavors of both land and sea.

Something special: Sweet plum golden-hued wine (RM66++).

Bonus Paradigm stop: returning to Cielo Dolci to check out the current flavors whipped up by gelato-making maestro Ong Kee Win.
Earlier entry on Cielo Dolci: June 3, 2012.

This weekend's wacky gelato and sorbet varieties encompass Cameron Highlands strawberry, banana parsley (!!!), barley lime, lavender-infused Belgian chocolate and peanut butter. Visitors to Paradigm, head to Cielo Dolci for the most satisfying finish possible to a shopping spree.

Bulgogi Brothers,
Ground Floor Boulevard, Paradigm Mall.
Cielo Dolci,
Lower Ground, Paradigm Mall.
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30 comments:

  1. Haha...visited Cielo Dolci today...love the sourness of the barley lime...there's a pear flavour too with lovely gradual sweetness to it =)

    The dumplings and soybean stew looks highly intriguing...gonna try them...hehe :)

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    1. Ulric: oh yeah, i'm usually not a fan of fruity sorbetto, but the ones at cielo dolci are very nice. not too sweet but still flavorsome, and with a soothing softness instead of a coarse iciness. anyways, both the dumplings and the soybean stew at bulgogi brothers exceeded my expectations. very addictive!

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  2. I also visited Cielo Dolci yesterday.... I love the salted caramel with fairy dust flavour ;)

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    1. Baby Sumo: ooh, that's one of their permanent flavors. it's been around since june, and hopefully it'll still be around the next time you visit paradigm. it's really nice, and i think it'd be a great flavor for a candy bar too!

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  3. The heart shaped meats are lovely...Very cute! Or should I say very romantic?

    Love the flavours at Cielo Dolci especially the peanut butter. Anything peanut butter is good!

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    1. Missyblurkit: heheh, yeah, the heart-shaped beef at bulgogi brothers might be nice for a dating couple to share :D oh yeah, the peanut butter gelato at cielo dolci has a smooth flavor that i really like! =)

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  4. I love Cielo Dolci! I wish I could write about the gelato-maker but cannot see how to fit them into our political pages :)

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    1. Footfringe: persuade him to expand to singapore, and that could be a delicious angle :D

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  5. banana parsley is hmm.. interesting! but peanut butter is definitely my flavour!!!! :D It'll be dangerous to have any of that at home :P

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    1. Vien: banana and parsley is a combination i'd never have imagined. it was interesting, heh. but yeah, i think you'd enjoy the peanut butter one a lot! :D

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  6. Belgian chocolate and peanut butter! I want that!! :D

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    1. CK: go and get some! paradigm mall quite easy to reach on saturdays and sundays :D

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  7. Oh I had different items from u for Bulgogi Bro :)
    I admit the food is good, can't wait to be back to try more!
    Darn, more gelato flavours? So I hv to come back again no matter what eh? :D

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    1. TNG: oh ya, the menu at bulgogi brothers is not as wide compared to some other korean restaurants, but there's still enough to justify two or three visits :D heheh, ya, the next time you're at paradigm, check out what new flavors are available at cielo gelato =)

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  8. feel hearty looking at the heart shaped bulgogi...
    heard Cielo Dolci gelato is great, have not visit yet...ermm thing is i hate parking in paradigm mall..so confusing darn...

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    1. Cindy: heheh, it's a heartwarming bulgogi :D yup, i agree that paradigm's parking feels a bit difficult to navigate. but it's quite worth the effort for the gelato =)

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  9. I have yet try the shop yet...
    All the foods really looks delicious....

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    1. Simple Person: ya, if you're a fan of korean food, then bulgogi brothers is a name that's worth remembering. the meat dishes are nice, with lots of healthy veggies to accompany them :D

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  10. can't wait for it to open at pavilion!

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    1. Michelle: only about three more weeks until it opens at pavilion! :D

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    2. hooray...i can be the first to try....

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    3. Cindy: hope u enjoy it! :D

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  11. wow, heart shaped bulgogi! is it Valentines Day already? I think if they substitute the peas with quail eggs, I'll be the one asking for more refills of the complimentary dish.

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    1. Eiling: heheh, maybe they'll offer the bulgogi in a special lovers' set for the coming valentine's day. oh yeah, i love quail eggs too, despite the reports that it's super-high in cholesterol :D

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    2. everywhere also egg...i'm gonna die of eating too much egg..lol

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    3. Cindy: we're all egg lovers :D

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  12. I do enjoy a good Korean barbecue.

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    1. The Yum List: our korean friends certainly know how to treat meat right! :D

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  13. NO denying the novelty of the heart-shaped meats will be a hit! :-)

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    1. Pureglutton: yeah, they're pleasing to the eyes, and also pleasing to the tongue, heheh =)

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