Friday, November 27, 2020

J Bar Be Q @ Air Hitam, Penang.

Quietly tucked away in one of the many shop lots of Farlim, J Bar Be Q might not have the location advantage as compared to those established Korean joints in town but you will often find this place packed during dinner. The new kid on the block gained the popularity from those living in the neighborhood mainly due to its extensive food offer and affordable price range. Like most Korean restaurants in Penang, J Bar Be Q offers a big Korean BBQ meat menu, with some familiar-popular Korean dishes.  Comfortable dining space with chic, modern interior decor; this place is suitable for those who yearn for a Korean quick fix without putting a dent on the wallet. 

Grilled Chicken- Spicy Sauce (Rm 30)

Buckwheat Cold Noodles with Red Pepper Sauce (Rm 23)

Stir Fried Glass Noodles (Rm 15)

Soy Bean Paste Stew with Seafood (Rm 16)

Complimentary Ban Chan

Good thing that J Bar Be Q does not limit its diners to order a min of 2 barbecue sets to start the stove; we were pleased to find out that they can grill for us even for an order for 1 portion. The Grilled Chicken in Spicy Sauce is one of their best sellers. For Rm 30, we've got 3 Chicken Thighs and there was a server to grill for us... not too shabby I guess. The Chicken was basically marinated in Gochujang sauce so it carried a hint of sweetness but it was overall, well-seasoned and worked well with the fresh greens. Move on to the noodles- the Buckwheat Cold Noodles with Red Pepper Sauce was a disappointment. The noodles were in a big lump and the seasoning was somewhat weak. It was not anything close to the real thing and my advice- go for the normal version, the Red Pepper Sauce did not work in this dish. Likewise, the Stir Fried Glass Noodles was in a mess. It was too wet to our liking and the distinctive chewiness of the Korean Glass Noodles was no where to be found in this dish... as though we were having some local stir fried Glass Noodles. The Ban Chan (Korean Side Dishes) was quite good though... not in terms of authenticity but variety. 

Taste: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Service: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: Yes 10%
Government Tax: No
Business Hours: 12 pm to 10 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Contact Number: 6017- 435 6991

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