Penang Korean Restaurant – Sa Rang Chae at New Bob Center, Gottlieb Road

Recently there have been a number of Korean Restaurants opening up in Penang with the latest, Sa Rang Chae (meaning guest house). A few of us food bloggers arrived on an evening at this restaurant at the invitation of the owner, Mr Kevin Kim. This Korean restaurant located in New Bob Center along Gottlieb Road is bright and accentuated by surrounding glass panels.

Opening its doors just a mere seven months ago, it boasts an ethnic ambiance with three private dining rooms.

Korean Restaurant - Sa Rang Chae by what2seeonline.com

Maewoon Kalbi… a sneak peek into the Korean feast …!

 

Besides the usual BBQ meal which is synonymous with Korean Food, Mr Kevin Kim also recommended some unique Korean delicacies. An an eye opener is the Angler Fish!

Haemultang is a spicy hot seafood stew of crab, mussels, topped with mushroom. The added ingredients of radish, garlic stems, peppers, and bean sprouts provided extra flavor to this stew. It arrived piping hot and was kept warm in a portable gas burner with the aroma filling the place. Available sizes of S – RM60 and L – RM80

Haemultang - spicy hot seafood stew at Sa Rang Chae by what2seeonline.com

Haemultang - spicy hot seafood stew at Sa Rang Chae by what2seeonline.com

A nice rich seafood soup to drink

 

Next up is the Maewoon Kalbi – This pot of spicy pork rib stew with radish, carrot, potatoes, dates and tang hoon comes in slightly spicy and flavorful gravy. This is a satisfying dish with the noodles absorbing the gravy. Available sizes of S – RM20 and L –RM30

Korean Restaurant - Sa Rang Chae by what2seeonline.com

 

Jokbal RM70 – The glazed pig’s feet is slow cooked in low heat till tender and glazed with the flavor intact. The meat is sliced thinly with layers of chewy pork fat and skin and served with a fermented shrimp sauce.

This dish is a “conversation dish”. We slowly enjoyed it after the meal over a hearty conversation, accompanied with some Soju (Korean liquor) which cost RM25 per bottle.

Jokbal – glazed pig’s feet at Sa Rang Chae by what2seeonline.com

A mountainous plate of glazed pig’s feet, highly recommended!

Jokbal – glazed pig’s feet at Sa Rang Chae by what2seeonline.com Korean soju at Sa Rang Chae by what2seeonline.com

 

Every Korean family has their own distinct recipe for their banchan and I am impressed by those served to us at Sa Rang Chae. The banchans are in a good and tasty way except for the nuts in the anchovies which I found to be a little off.

Banchan at Sa Rang Chae by what2seeonline.com

Besides the spacious dining hall, this restaurant has three private rooms too.

Sa Rang Chae , Korean Restaurant by what2seeonline.com

A simple but pleasantly decorated restaurant…

Sa Rang Chae , Korean Restaurant by what2seeonline.com

Sa Rang Chae , Korean Restaurant by what2seeonline.com

A shot of the two private rooms…

Click here for more of the Angler Fish and the BBQ platter…

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