Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Haru Korean Restaurant @ Burmah Road, Georgetown, Penang.

Haru is another convenient spot in town where Korean food lovers get to satiate their cravings for Korean delicacies. The newly opened Korean Restaurant takes over the lot previously occupied by Shunka Japanese Restaurant (next to Penang Plaza) and offers a pretty standard Korean menu (sans the barbecue). Not exactly a very big menu but good enough to include the Malaysians' favorites like Tteokbokki, Japchae, Jeon etc. The dishes are averagely priced but we thought some of the dishes lacked the "X-factor" and would require some refinements. 

Jjampong- Seafood (Rm 29)

Rose Tteokbokki (Rm 29)

Kimbap (Rm 15)

Haru seems to be offer lesser Banchan-choices as compared to its competitors, we would certainly hope to see more generosity in their Banchan offering. The Kimbap was pretty standard and certainly did not disappoint. It was our first time trying the Rose version of Tteokbokki and we must say we would prefer the original version. The Rose version has a creamier texture with bold butter-creamy aroma, not bad for a change but certainly not our favorite. Unfortunately, the Rose sauce did not work magically well with the Kimbap (probably works better with fried fritters). The Jjampong was a slight disappointment, the broth was not exactly spicy and the noodles were not as chewy as we would have hoped. The broth lacked the seafood umami and was quite monotonous (despite the generous amount of vegetables added).

Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: Yes 6%

Additional Information:
Address: No. 124E, Jalan Burmah, 10050, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 11 am to 11 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 016-614 1882

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