I was meeting a friend in Shah Alam the other day, a place that I’m not at all familiar with, so when it came to deciding on a place to eat, a task I usually struggle with as it is, I was absolutely clueless. I was feeling like Korean food though so a quick google search led us to Gangnam Station. The restaurant is located in the Laman Seri Business Park, not far from MSU College Shah Alam. There is ample parking space within the business park which is very convenient especially during the hectic lunch hours.
The set meals we saw on the menu were great value for money but seeing as there were only two of us that day, it would have been too much food so we decided to order a la carte dishes instead. After some deliberation, we decided on the Haemul Japchae Fried Glass Noodles (RM 30), Dolsot Bulgogi (RM 25) and the Haemul Pajeon Seafood (RM 30). Pajeon is one of my favourite Korean dishes so I was really looking forward to Pajeon here at Gangnam Station.
Our meal started off with the usual Korean side dishes. I was a little disappointed as they ran out of my favourite – sweet stir friend anchovies, or myulchi bokkeum. We were not short on side dishes that day however, so I cannot complain. The first dish to arrive was the Haemul Japchae Fried Glass Noodles . The noodles arrived piping hot which is always a plus for me. I like my food steaming! This dish turned out to be my favourite at Gangnam Station. The noodles were deliciously seasoned and fragrant. The texture was just right as well, very springy with no sogginess, which is sometimes the case with this dish. I really enjoyed this and would definitely re-order the next time I’m at Gangnam Station.
The Dolsot Bulgogi was a rich beef broth with beef slices and mixed vegetables. It was a rainy day so this was a well timed order, perfect for the weather. I had this with my rice, and it was truly comfort in a bowl. Last but not least, was the Haemul Pajeon seafood pancake. The first thing that striked me when it arrived was how huge it was! I think I would have been full just eating this alone. The pancake came with a black vinegar dipping sauce which was just the kick I needed. I liked the Pajeon but found that it was slightly heavy on the filling, but of course this is down to personal preference.
Three dishes shared amongst the two of us still turned out to be too much to finish, and we both had to pack our lunches to bring home. Our bill came up to slightly less than a RM 100 that day which is not exactly cheap, but rather reasonable for Korean food. Gangnam Station is a good family restaurant offering casual dining and hearty Halal Korean fare.
Gangnam Station Restaurant
Address: G45, Block 6, Laman Seri Business Park, Persiaran Sukan, Seksyen 13, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor
Phone: 03-5887 0426
Hours: Open Daily from 11.30am-11.00pm
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