Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Miraku & Bulgogi Brothers @ Paradigm Mall

Round Two for Miraku and Bulgogi Brothers, both a short stroll from each other at Paradigm Mall.
Earlier entry on Miraku: August 7. Entry on Bulgogi Brothers: August 12.

Going green for much of this meal, starting with Miraku's hugely enjoyable avocado 'sashimi,' sliced and served with wasabi mayonnaise.

More soul-stirring sticky-creaminess: tuna and yam, carved up in ripe avocado.

Even Miraku's cocktails might work as leprechaun camouflage: Midori Sour and Miraku Martini.

Midori Splice and Miraku Mojito.

From Japanese to Korean: both countries might be on an uneasy diplomatic footing these days, but their cuisines sit comfortably close together on this mall's boulevard.

Bulgogi Brothers serves several variations of bibimbap; our pick is the one topped with raw beef _ and even rawer egg yolk _ for a refreshingly 'real' flavor.

Seoulsik Bulgogi, a healthy-tasting recipe of chewing-barely-necessary beef with glass noodles, enoki mushrooms and leeks in sweet-savory apple-and-pear sauce.

Side dishes, replenished as often as desired, include pickles, pumpkin mash and lotus roots...

... as well as kimchi and kangkung, all of assuredly satisfactory quality.

Korean ice cream is available too, at about RM6 a pop.

Green melon and red bean flavors, delightful enough to make us feel like six-year-olds again.

Korean Sojito (a sort-of Mojito with soju instead of rum) and Green Peach (midori, peach schnapps, orange juice).

Hot corn tea, an intriguing change from the green type.

And icy plum tea to wrap up on a sweet note. Bulgogi Brothers remains scheduled to open its second outlet in Pavilion in two weeks.

Bulgogi Brothers and Miraku,
Ground Floor Boulevard, Paradigm Mall.
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25 comments:

  1. The cold Seoulsik Bulgogi is one of my targets along with the Sojito and the Hot Corn Tea...hehe =)

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    1. Ulric: oh, the seoulsik bulgogi is brought to the table cold and raw, but then it's cooked, so it's eaten steaming-hot. And I forgot to mention in this post that the corn tea is complimentary :D

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  2. I saw that there might be a slight delay in the Pavilion outlet opening, been moved from Aug to early Sept now.

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    1. Baby sumo: the most recent opening date scheduled for bulgogi at pavilion is sept 2, but that should be the earliest =)

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  3. So much avocado, so healthy! hehe.. Not a big fan of that but learning to eat it now by adding just a pinch of salt on it. :P the ice-cream looks like ice-cream potong, but definitely pricier at RM6! I guess the difference lies in the flavour huh? :)

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    1. Iamthewitch: ooo, I could eat avocado endlessly! Love it, it's one of my favorite salad ingredients =) Ya, this was basically ais krim potong, heh. But true, the flavors tasted better than expected, and the ice cream was a bit creamier and not too icy :D

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  4. Nice, I would love the ice cream :DD

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    1. Tng: heh, an appropriate dessert for a hot afternoon like today :D

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  5. This is completely opposite from your last post!!! :P pork one day and veggies another hehe

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    1. oh I went to Paradigm Mall when I was back and there's lots of restaurants there!! can't wait to go back and try them!! :D

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    2. Vien: heheh, I'm hoping that's what can be considered a balanced diet! (well, sort of, anyways) :D ya, paradigm mall is not bad at all. I'd put it on my list of top three shopping malls around petaling jaya =)

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  6. Avocado and wasabi mayonnaise sounds like a lovely pair. :)

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    1. Bangsar babe: the textural combination is heavenly :D

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  7. I can happily have the avocado sashimi all to myself but never at night. A reminder to self to check this out when I am more ready to brave the parking woes at Paradigm Mall.

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    1. Missyblurkit: oooh, I'd say yes to avocado anytime, night, evening, afternoon or morning (if I'm awake by then, that is) :D ya, parking at paradigm is a little less than ideal. There's a lot of space, but the layout still confuses me =)

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  8. oh i love bibimbap!! definitely gonna ttry them out !!;D

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    1. Eunice: hope you enjoy it! i think my favorite bibimbap might be at go-gung at mid valley gardens =)

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  9. wah the colour of the cocktails is indeed very green. was it your camera setting? the food looks rather vivid in colour too.

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    1. Eiling: heh, the cocktails were all totally green (i guess they all contained midori melon liquor) :D

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  10. The hot corn tea looks interesting.... Good for a change on green tea..

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    1. Simple Person: oh ya, customers who enjoy corn will enjoy the tea. the flavor of the corn is very distinct and very strong :D

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  11. Avocado sashimi! Awesome! Wow corn tea sounds interesting.

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    1. The Yum List: i'd order avocado sashimi at every japanese restaurant if only it were available more widely :D and yeah, i'm not sure if corn tea is as health-beneficial as green tea (i guess not), but it was a nice change indeed =)

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  12. The food looks good! Must get back to try the proper menu. U resisted the BBQ meat then? You are made of stronger stuff than me!

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: yeah, the menu still seems a bit limited for now, but i'm hoping they'll expand it slowly but surely. heh, honestly though, i'm not a major fan of korean bbq meat, so it was pretty easy for me to resist :D

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