Daorae Korean BBQ Restaurant is a restaurant chain serving Korean food. Up to date it has 11 branches all over Malaysia.
Daorae Korean BBQ Restaurant Hot
Malacca, Malaysia 75000
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My friend and I were not big eaters and we were trying to save money as students back then, so.......... we only ordered a bowl of beef soup with rice and we were served tons of side dishes. The waiter kept asking if that was all that I ordered and was trying to pester me to order more. The other waiters also kept looking at us. I wish they did not make other customers feel embarrassed with their order in such a way.
The beef soup wasn't good as it has a very strong smell. The side dishes were aplenty so I guess you could say that we had our money's worth. My friend loved the steamed egg but I thought that it was very average.
Not a huge fan
Korean food,in my opinion, has their own very particular taste. I would say it is an acquired taste, one that is obtainable after eating for a very long time.
Being the food adventurer that I am, I was asked to try out the restaurant. It was to be my first Korean food dining experience and I was excited. What sort of flavors would they have?? I ordered the preserved chicken meat with some onions and some other dishes that consisted of beef and vegetables. I like that the dishes had very 'unexpected' tastes to them. Things you wouldn't consider to be spicy, will be spicy and others that shouldn't be sour,are well... you get the picture.
The service was great as we were greeted with smiles and the food came fast enough. Maybe also due to the fact that there weren't many people around at the time I was there. Despite it being nearly dinner time. A rather enjoyable experience.
Korean's Specialty in Retail Style
I remember Daorae serving juicy, smoky beef which made me crave for more after every taste. I wonder if Daorae's quality has dwindled now, or because first time's the charm since Daorae was the first Korean BBQ I have went to.
But in anycase, although dining at Daorae isn't cheap, it's not that expensive compared to other Korean BBQ, which are known for being quite costly. And although they're not the best in town, they're better than half of the Korean bbq restaurants in KL/Selangor.
If you do visit them, be sure to try the bbq beef and pork; the waiters will cook them for you unlike BarBQ plaza which you'll do it yourself. The side dishes are plentiful and refillable, so if you can't splurge much then try to eat yourself full on side dishes.
Not great but still acceptable
I do not particularly like or dislike Korean cuisines. If left alone, I would not likely visit a Korean restaurant to fill up my stomach. Thus, one day when my friend suggested we visit Daorae for lunch I went along with her suggestion.
It was a weekday and the place was practically empty except for one or two tables which arrived awhile after we were there. The ambience was great and the restaurant was very clean. Service was great and fast. We were served little portions of Korean side dishes where some tasted quite nice while some tasted funny maybe because we were just not accustomed to its taste. I had the Korean pancake and although its not a dish where the taste explodes it your mouth I like its taste. Would really love to have it again if my friends want to visit this place next time.
Dislike the minimum order rule.
I am not a fan of Korean cuisine as I don’t really eat spicy food, but I started to like the Korean barbeque after my first try at Dao Rae, and also the side dishes that come with the barbeque set. The Korean barbeque has changed my perception towards Korean food which I wasn’t really into it before this.
The portions of their barbeque sets are actually quite small, and the prices are not cheap as well. Luckily they came with fill-able soup and side dishes that help to fill my stomach up. Overall it’s worth trying.
But recently they have set a minimum order for every table, or they won’t start the charcoal grill. It’s like we, the customers, are being forced to order more even if we don’t feel like it. This why I don’t visit their restaurant that often unless it is truly necessary.
My first Korean food in Malaysia
This is the first Korean food I have in Malaysia. It tastes somehow like what I had in Korea. We have a main course with some beef as our add-on. We get finish up all the grills including chicken, lard and beef while served with unlimited side dishes. There is a big pot of spicy noodle which taste really great if you request to add cheese in it! The big pot has a lot of noodle and kimchi which we finish everything. Ask for Korean Rice Cake, it is gummy and taste good when mix with kimchi. We warp up having sakae with add-on grill lard.
The first time I tried Korean food was in Daorae Melaka. I went there for dinner and had ordered a serving of spicy chicken which was perfectly grilled at my table. The taste of the spice really comes through.
If you order a main meal, you get unlimited servings of side dishes but the selection of kimchi, omelet and fruits are nothing to shout about.
The ugly truth was that your main meal will not make you full as the serving was better fit for a child. I had to rely on the side dishes to get rid of my hunger. Not to forget, the cost of the meal was exorbitant.