Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Mr. Dakgalbi Korean Restaurant @ Gurney Plaza, Penang.

Dakgalbi, a type of Korean stir-fry dish with Gochujang sauce, has been well-received by Malaysians. One of the biggest players- Mr. Dakgalbi has recently opened a new branch at Gurney Plaza. With its success in central Malaysia, the spread of news on the brand expanding its business operations to Penang was quick; many ardent fans of Korean Dakgalbi were seen queuing patiently over the weekend, just to have their cravings fixed. The franchised restaurant has a small menu dedicated for Dakgalbi but their unique selling point is none other than their alluring Cheese Ring where diners get to enjoy the stir-fried Chicken with pulls of gooey, stretchy melted Cheese.

Cheese Ring Set (Rm 76/ Medium- serves 2)

There are some hits and misses for Mr. Dakgalbi's rendition- the Gochujang sauce was not saccharine sweet and flavors were pretty well balanced but spiciness was muted and ingredients like Sweet Potatoes and Perilla Leaves so the authenticity was discounted. The magical mix of Cheese and the Korean stir-fried Chicken was lovely, the salinity of the Cheese cuts through the sweetness of the Gochujang sauce. But the real draw was the Fried Rice, the kitchen cleverly cooked the Rice with an al-dente texture; after a quick toss on the cast iron pan, the flavors were well-blended with a tinge of delightful burnt aroma (the remaining Chicken meat was cut into small pieces and the melted Cheese was introduced to the Fried Rice).

Rice/ Ramen/ Ban Chan

Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Ambiance: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: 170-03-61 A, Gurney Plaza, 170, Persiaran Gurney, 10250, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 11 am to 10 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 6016- 765 0514


  1. Wowww!!! Business looks good!

  2. I've tried both Mr. Dakgalbi & Uncle Jang and personally thought that the latter tasted better :)