B.bap, Nu Sentral

B.bap has always been intriguing to us, everytime we pass by KL Sentral on the way to work. One can actually see B.bap while standing and looking solemnly outside of the train. We mean, who doesn’t love Korean food? A combination of sweet, spicy and sour taste that is sure to please the palates. Nuff said!

And oh, when we touched down from Hong Kong on Sunday, we alighted at KL Sentral, with tummies rumbling. What a perfect opportunity to try out B.bap since we are already in the vicinity. (and oh, wait for our gNOMe guide to eating in Hong Kong! 😉)

Since it is located at the Ground Floor of Nu Sentral, you need to go over to Nu Sentral via the escalator from KL Sentral, get in and go one floor below, exit the entrance and you will easily spot B.bap right beside Starbucks. SimplyD is also located along the same row.

B.bap strikes us as a fuss free place for a quick Korean meal. The menu is rather concise, spotting an array of Bi Bim Baps, Korean Pancakes, Tteokbokki, Ramyeon, Jap Chae and the likes. Both gNOMes quickly settled down with luggages chucked aside, and proceeded to order the usuals.

[L] Korean Plum Tea [RM4.90]; [R] Brown Rice Green Tea [RM3.60]

Very simple Ban Chan (side dish) comprising of Macaroni, Sweet Fried Anchovies and the Must Have Kim Chi.

Spicy Seafood Korean Ramyeon [RM15] 

This one was rather surprising actually. The gNOMes expected to have the run-of-the-mill kimchi-flavored maggi mee. It was a pleasant surprise to actually sample a slightly different tasting broth for once. The sweetness of the shellfish within provided a slight variation to the taste which actually made a decent difference. Slurp!

Beef Kimchi Jjigae [RM16] 

For the gNOMes, good kimchi jjigae is the pre-requisite for every restaurant that wants to stake a claim as a “legit” one. So if your almighty korean stew is lacking, that would be a major disappointment. The gNOMe’s definition of good kimchi jjigae is founded on 3 pillars: 1) thickness of the broth, 2) sourness of the broth, and 3) kimchi texture. Pillars 1 and 3 fulfilled the criteria, but the gNOMes could’ve used a little more sourness. But perhaps that is preferential. Overall a satisfying one.

Verdict : We have read a number of complaints from patrons basically during lunch hours regarding their rude customer service and such. Both gNOMes did not experience it during our dining experience, we in fact felt that the customer service was good. Perhaps you might want to avoid frequenting this place during peak hours to avoid any unpleasant dining experiences. Good place to go to if you want halal Korean food.

How to get there :

Address : GF08, Nu Sentral, 201, Jalan Tun Sambathan, 50470, Kuala Lumpur

Contact Number : +603-2856 9719

Opening Hours : Mondays to Sundays. 1000 hours till 2200 hours.

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