Friday, December 22, 2017

Hongdae Korean BBQ @ New World Park, Georgetown, Penang.

If you are old enough to have heard of the name- Bee Won Korean Restaurant, you probably have an idea on the restaurant's background. With the ever-growing popularity on Korean food, the restaurant has recently opened up a new Korean BBQ place at New World Park. The setting is pretty much Korean roadside barbecue setting, with stainless steel tables and grills. The heat-intolerant would be less-excited to know that the place is not air-conditioned but if you are game for an al-fresco barbecue dining experience, this is the type of setting that you are looking for. Apart from the quintessential Korean barbecue items and alcohols (like Soju), the place offers a wide variety of Korean delights. It opens for lunch as well so if you are in the mood for a casual Korean fix, you can drop by for a quick meal. The prices are pretty much Korean-restaurant standard but the quality remains consistent (you would know if were a Bee Won customer). 

Naeng Myeon/ Korean Cold Buckwheat Noodles (Rm 21)

Tteokbokki/ Stir Fried Korean Rice Cake (Rm 20)

Dolsot Bibimbap/ Korean Mixed Rice (Rm 20)

Being a huge fan of the Korean Cold Buckwheat Noodles, I tend to order this dish at most Korean restaurants. Hongdae's rendition was one of the closest to the one I had in Korea. The ice was not the standard ice but frozen using flavored broth so the concoction was more flavorful. The texture of the noodles was just right and the dish gets all boxes ticked. It would be perfect if they can increase the acidity. If you are ordering this dish, always ask for Hot Mustard or Wasabi, they go well with the noodles. 

Hongdae's Tteokbokki was equally delicious. The texture of the Rice Cake was chewy to my liking and the sauce was at its perfect consistency. I detest watery sauce that could not even cling to the Rice Cake. Hongdae's was thick enough to do the miracle, though some would argue that it may be a tad too sweet (and hot).


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: Yes 10%
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: Lot 102-A-1, New World Park, Jalan Burmah, 10250, Georgetown, Penang (next to Haven Harbor at New World Park).
Business Hours: 10 am to 3 pm, 6 pm to 10 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 604- 228 1789


  1. I always enjoyed eating at the stalls at New World Park, never got to try the restaurants there. Not into Korean myself but the ladies in the house love it so much...and I'm outnumbered.