Hailing all the way from South Korea, with the help of the 'Korean Wave', Bulgogi Brothers opened it's first branch here in Jakarta at Lotte Shopping Avenue. Visited Bulgogi Brothers quite a while ago, a week after its opening, for some bites to eat before dinner. We've heard nothing but good words on Bulgogi Brothers from Le Cousins E, he recommends everyone whose visiting South Korea to give it a try.
The 반찬 - side dishes.
The corn soup, on the house. The soup came nice and hot, it was sweet, so you'll either love it or hate it. Taste-wise, they reminded us of the corn flavoured Cheetos, minus the saltiness and MSG.
Haemul Gungjung Mandu (M) - 110thousand
Deep fried seafood dumplings, served with a medley of mussels, shrimp and squid tossed in their homemade spicy sauce. The filling consisted of the same ingredients medley, and tasted like siomay, unlike the regular Mandus that is filled with meat. Given the freshness and amount of seafood, it wasn't that expensive.
Bulgogi Brothers Special (400gr) - 275thousand
A combination of Unyang and Gwangyang Bulgogi - Unyang Bulgogi is a royal dish made from minced beef seasoned with Unyang Sauce and hand=pressed into hearts, whereas, Gwangyang Bulgogi is thinly sliced beef seasoned with Gwangyang sauce, served with mushroom, sweet potatoes, leeks and onion.
You could order these two dishes individually, while the Special would save you 35thousand. They both ended up tasting similar, both so so good, soft and tender. But if we were to choose 1 to eat again, we'd go for the Gwangyang Bulgogi.
A complimentary cup of maesil cha (plum tea) to end a hearty 'tea time'.
To end the post, even though we like each dishes individually, we won't be craving for them. We'd probably be back to try their other dishes, as they also serve soups, bibimbap, noodles and every others dishes found in a typical Korean restaurant.
Lotte Shopping Avenue
3rd floor, unit C08-C09
Jl. Prof. Dr. Satrio Kav 3-5
Telephone : (021) 2988 9340
Operating Hours :
Monday - Sunday : 10AM-10PM