Call me a Korean food lover, because I’ll give you a big yes if you ask me to Korean restaurant anytime! Not only going crazy for the bbq meat or soup or kimchi, I do also always judge a Korean restaurant by their banchan (side dishes). Another great part beside the good Korean food is, they always serve this small but many kinds of side dishes.
Seorak Chuoetang / Resto Bumbu Satu is one Korean Food Restaurant in Senopati area. I could find lots of good Korean restaurant in here and Seorak Chuoetang is one of the captivating and eccentric one among them. Because you can see the big sign with a lady while passing by.
It is actually a traditional authentic Korean restaurant, with wooden tables and welcomes the guest into a neat, cozy and private feels interior. Every room insulated with wall/ door and big plants.
The owner himself is a Korean but fluent to speak Bahasa even though there is still a heavy dialect there but I find it cute! and they got the manners. He asks himself if there’s okay with the food and serve us nicely.
Galbi (갈비), galbi-gui (갈비구이), or grilled ribs is a type of gui (grilled dish) in Korean cuisine. “Galbi” is the Korean word for “rib”, and the dish is usually made with beef short ribs. (Source : Wikipedia)
Look at how beautiful this marbling beef! When it’s coming, our eyes struck on the plate and gulped automatically.
Nakji bokkeumi is made with chopped octopus and vegetables such as onions, green onions, cabbage, and carrots. Then make a marinade with gochujang(red pepper paste), soy sauce, garlic, salt and sugar. Then mix the octopus and vegetables together, and then marinade them. Finally, fry everything together. Octopus is a low-calorie food, so it is believed to be good for stamina. Nakji bokkeum is usually served with jogaetang (clam stew) in order to enrich the taste of the dish. (Source : Wikipedia)
My first time trying Nakji Bokkeum when I was in Korea. My Korean friend brings me to try this spicy food. At first, I think I can handle it well since Indonesian food also very spicy. But the spicy is different and yes I suffer because of the hotness! It still good tho that’s why back I searched this for so long, but haven’t satisfied.
Gamja-tang (감자탕) or pork back-bone stew is a spicy Korean soup made from the spine or neck bones of a pig. It often contains potatoes, cellophane noodles, dried radish greens, perilla leaves, green onions, hot peppers and ground sesame seeds. (Source : Wikipedia)
Here in Seorak Chuoetang, I found the Nakji Bokkeum and my another favorite Korean soup, Gamjatang. Both still haven’t met my expectations. Nakji Bokkeum was not spicy enough to me and Gamjatang was good, but the one from the original country still taste best. Nevertheless, I’m still happy having my great lunch here 🙂
Address : Jl. Senopati No. 74, Senopati, Jakarta
Phone : (+62) 21 722 1852
Open : Daily : 11.00AM – 22.00PM