Thursday, May 9, 2013

Seoulscape @ Kota Damansara

Korean cafes keep getting hipper, thanks to outlets like Seoulscape, where the landscape looks cheerier than traditional meat-&-kimchi restaurants.

From K-pop posters on the walls to a menu like handcrafted patchwork, Seoulscape's a treasure trove of eye-catching pleasures that set the mood for lip-smacking eating.

Kalbi (RM18), succulent, sweet-savory pork marinated in ganjang soy sauce.

Slightly on the bland side for us, but somehow satisfactory in its sheer simplicity: janchi guksu, wheat flour noodles in a light broth, garnished with thinly sliced fried egg.

Kinchi fried rice. Sure, nothing here is revolutionary or immediately remarkable, but Seoulscape's friendly service & honest food make for a winning combination.

Side dishes here aren't too extensive, but they're still generously offered on a free-flow basis.

Complimentary cookies to wrap up a pleasant meal in a very pleasant place.

Bottoms up! Yakso, an intriguing mix of soju & yakult. Probiotic booze.

Green tea for two. Here's hoping Seoulscape expands eventually; would love a Publika branch.






Seoul Scape Bistro,
18-1, Jalan PJU 5/20B, The Strand Kota Damansara.
Tel: 03-6148-0320
Closed Mondays.

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34 comments:

  1. Yakso! Amazingly yummy...a tad hard to stop once we start...

    The complimentary cookies look delicious and adorable...

    This place certainly has moved up to my top of must try K eateries...must be the ambience and Yakso:P

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    1. Missyblurkit: oh yeah, it was a big jug of yakso here, but we just drank and drank and never got tired of it :D
      heheh, the food here all seems to be prepared with a lot of heart. there are only a few staff members, and they have to work very hard running around, but they seem very genuine and eager to make their customers happy =)

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    1. Wong: yeah, a feel-good vibe :D

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  3. What a unique looking place, Sean! The Kinchi fried rice looks great...the cookies look so nice!

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    1. Linda: yeah, i'm not a fan of kimchi on its own, but when it's fried with rice and egg, it tastes pretty good :D

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  4. Looks bright and cheery. I love those free flow side dishes.

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, those side dishes could almost become a full meal on their own! :D

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  5. Korean? Looks more like a franchise place rather than a full-fledged Korean restaurant.

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    1. Suituapui: contemporary cool korean cafe :D

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  6. Hmmmmmm...Yakso!!!...lolz...

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    1. Ulric: haha, a fun name. though the name itself just makes me think of indonesian 'bakso,' heh =)

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  7. The place looks nice, wonder how the coffee taste, hehe.

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    1. CK: heheh, i'm not sure i noticed any coffee on the menu. but ya, the decor is very cool :D

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  8. Unique place for having Korean foods.... will go for it! :)

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    1. “追食富迪”: hope you enjoy it! ya, it's a nice place :D

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  9. Never tried Korean food.. Believe it or not! This place sounds like the one to go to : )

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    1. peoniesandpancakes: oh yeah, korean food can be an acquired taste. the flavors are definitely unique! :D

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    2. I love korean food! But have never tasted YAKSO and i am so tempted to give this place a try just for the Yakso!

      Michelle

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    3. Michelle: oh yeah, it's an interesting concoction. but if you enjoy yakult and you like soju, then you probably would like yakso :D

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  10. I like the menu! Look like a scrap book.

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    1. Melissa: oh yeah, it's painstakingly and beautifully made :D

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  11. Its nice to find laid-back, cafe style Koreans rather than the smarter restaurants - and you can't go wrong when they have complimentary cookies!

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: oh yeah, most korean restaurants do tend to look rather formal, so this one was a refreshing change. and the cookies were a pleasant surprise =)

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  12. make me feel so hungry again with those mouth watering picture~ XD

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    1. Mr Lonely: i hope you have a good dinner, ya =)

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  13. This is the kind of restaurant I would like to see in my neighbourhood.

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    1. Baby sumo: heheh, yeah, it's very family-friendly! :D

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  14. I've bought voucher to dine in here, hope the food turn out good!

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    1. Choi Yen: hope you enjoy the food and everything here! :D

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  15. soju and yakult? Haven't try that before but drinking yakult from a jar seemed to be an experience compared to those miniscule bottles.

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    1. Eiling: heheh, ya, i actually love yakult, it reminds me of my childhood, so i enjoyed this adult alcoholic version :D

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  16. Woo wanted to tryout the yakso!

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    1. Cindy: ya, it's a fun drink!

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