Korean Pleasures @ Intercontinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

If you are a fan of Korean cuisine, then you will love the promotion that I tried earlier this week at Intercontinental Hotel. The hotel has flown in not one, not two, but THREE amazing Korean chefs to cook up some delicious Korean fare, and those who venture down to KL will indeed be rewarded. Headed by Master Chef Kim Jae Sun from Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas and InterContinental Seoul Coex, the chefs will prepare the good old Korean favourites such as the Bibimbap, Daehajjim Steamed King Prawns, and Eomandu Steamed Fish Fillet Dumplings.


the amazing Chefs from Korea, headed by Master Chef Kim Jae Sun

Appetizers that will be featured include big time favourite such as the Sundubu-jjigae – Clams and Bean curd Soup; Samgaetang – Ginseng Chicken Soup; Deenjang-jjigae – Bean Paste Soup and Oi-sobagi – Stuffed Cucumber Kimchi. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, as the mains were equally awesome as well – sample Yukjoe – Korean Beef Tartare; Japchae – Stir Fried Potato Noodles with Fresh Vegetables; Haemul-pajeon – Green Onion and Seafood Pancake; Saengseon-jeon – Pan Fried Fish Fillet; Nakji-bokkeum – Stir Fried Baby Octopus and for meat lovers, Seo-galbigui – Marinated Grilled Beef Ribs. The beef ribs were indeed divine!




Sujeonggwa – Cinnamon Punch


Japchae – Stir Fried Potato Noodles with Fresh Vegetables

Some of the fab Korean tipples that were served were the Sujeonggwa – Cinnamon Punch, Sikhye – Rice Punch and the Makgeolli. At first I though that the Makgeolli tasted incredibly familar like Toddy.. then as I drank more of the rice wine, I realized that it wasn’t actually Toddy, but it tasted exactly like Tuak!


the huge selection of Korean cuisine- and the Chefs working the buffet


the personal touch!


Yukjoe – Korean Beef Tartare

Anyway, if you are interested to check it out, the Korean Feast Buffet menu is priced at RM 85++ per person for Lunch and RM98++ per person for Dinner. The weekend High Tea is priced at RM 75 ++ per person. For reservations, you can try calling Serena Brasserie at 603-2782 6228 or emailing the team at [email protected]. This promotion only lasts till the 15th of July so be quick!


Korean Hot Noodles


My all time favourite station – super tasty noodles.. why they give so little? Have to keep going back for refills! LOL


Cheers! That ain’t milk we’re drinking!


Makgeolli – an alcoholic beverage native to Korea. It is made from a mixture of wheat and rice, which gives it a milky, off-white color, and sweetness


twas my birthday and Zoe from InterContinental surprised me with a tart/cake! Thanks babe!

Apart from great Korean fare, I also noticed that Intercontinental hotel has recently undergone a facelift. I haven’t stepped into the lobby of intercontinental hotel (the old Nikko) for ages, and when I did, it was like I was in a different place altogether. They now have a brand new lobby and they have renovated the award-winning Tatsu Japanese Cuisine as well.


don’t you just love Crystal Chandeliers..



The signature element to the new lobby design is the Concierge Lounge. The first of its kind in Malaysia, this lounge features cozy sofas in an interactive seating design with the latest technology available for guest use, including iPads and iPod docking stations. The new Concierge Lounge showcases the brand position “In The Know” where InterContinental Hotels & Resorts are dedicated to providing local, authentic and enriching travel experiences to guests around the world. The Concierge Lounge is a great place to find art, history and event information taking place inMalaysia. Tour books and travel guides are available to guests for reading.


the ultra-chill Concierge Lounge


this guy can answer any of your burning questions on KL!

The rooms have also been refurbished. The Grand Premier Rooms are outfitted with a full range of electronic enhancements including an iPod docking station, desk-level multi-media hub with international sockets and wireless high-speed internet access to provide the best connectivity for guests. A modern glass work desk and ergonomic chair provide a stylish yet comfortable office away from home. Another added enhancement includes the sleek, adjustable 40-inch flat Samsung LED TV with DVD player.

Ah yes, the place now looks tres chi-chi indeed.. I wouldn’t mind checking in one weekend for some R&R, for sure!


InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
165 Jalan Ampang
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50450
+60 3 2161 1111
[email protected]
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