On my way back from Kulim of the north of Malaysia we purposely take a detour to a (not so) famed Korean town in Ampang, which is situated pretty near to Ampang point. My baby hubby really wanna make me happy, he desperately looked for a genuine Korean mart for me for my birthday (misty eyes) coz I rolled left and right on the floor wanting a korean grill exactly like the ones in the korean movies. Really. I literally did it, the pampered I am. And bottomline, ITS WORKING. yay! (ngeeeee~ happily frolicking in excellent mood despite havta overnight at the lab today)
What he managed to get me, was a Korean mart's information, we didn't know we're actually entering a residential area full of Koreans living in Malaysia! It was amazing! I never seen a Korean town before, only china town. All the notice boards were written in hangul! And the best of all, there's plenty of Korean shoplots, not juz groceries supplies, there's some boutiques, restaurants, barbershop, etc2. The best of all, I saw a shop selling a large number of readymade banchans (sidedishes for eating with rice)! I felt like I entered a korean drama while walking around sightseeing and listening to hangul speakers chattering lively here and there. I wonder why this place aren't popular for the Korean fanatic fans hmm...
The heat didn't bother me at all, I immediately fall in love with a grill that I really wanted (Babaekyuguhlil) where we use a portable stove on top and grill marinated beef, of course, Korean style (no pictures yet! XD). I even purchased a medium sized Ddukbaegie, an earthen bowl, which is imperative for making stews. Other minor items that I grabbed so readily (which makes my hubby took healthy gulps of suffocating air) were the kimbap mold (so pretty, orange in colour huhu), mulyeot (corn syrup for making delicious candied chicken), black sesame seeds, a kilo of gochugaru (hot pepper flakes, a must for every spicy korean dish), and korean seasonings for meat. hoho. I'm super happy I feel like dancing there and then.
This is heaven for home-self-acclaimed chef who loves to try out korean cooking like me :D Ready the wallet and you're ready for war.
Location: Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
Nearest POI : Ampang Point
Coordinates : N 03.12378 E101.63475 (its the parking lot in that area)
Business hour for most shops: Not sure (normal working hours)