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K.Cook Korean BBQ Buffet restaurant has a very practical setting. The high ceiling enabled it to be equipped with a big screen & the huge commercial fans reminded me of those in the MRT stations.The gangway was very narrow, there's only enough walking space for one person at any one time between the tables.It is uncommon to see an establishment (in this upscale town area) spotting different tables & chairs. The whole look is chaotic & rather unsettling for me. Perhaps the owner has not decided o
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K.Cook Korean BBQ Buffet restaurant has a very practical setting. The high ceiling enabled it to be equipped with a big screen & the huge commercial fans reminded me of those in the MRT stations.
The gangway was very narrow, there's only enough walking space for one person at any one time between the tables.
It is uncommon to see an establishment (in this upscale town area) spotting different tables & chairs. The whole look is chaotic & rather unsettling for me. Perhaps the owner has not decided on a fixed design or it's just that all the different furniture are just too comfortable to be left out.
Fried Chicken Wings
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Anyway, we were very fortunate to be seated at a corner table next to the counters, in the air-conditioned area.
Very tempted to just hand over all the plates of food.
Better to weave through the congested walkway as hands-free as possible.

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Each table was fitted with a very big BBQ Gas Hotplate & a small stainless steel drip bowl (for excess oil/charred pieces from the Hotplate).
There was hardly any space left for other dishes.
All the instruction on the Hotplate were in Korean, it's very unique.
Perhaps they're specially imported as we've not seen them in the market before.
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We proceeded to pick up the Sujeo at the self-service counters.
There were 2 baskets, 1 filled with the common stainless-steel Sujeo while the other is of copper (presumably, as they're slightly heavier).
I've also noticed that some were delicately engraved with flower designs, even on the mouth piece of the spoon.
I liked this detail.
Lettuce
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Although this is clearly a meat-eater's paradise, I'd expected it to have more than just the common local lettuce...to compliment the 10 types of meat served here.
Some similar restaurants in the Heartlands are already serving Romaine, Butterheads & Iceberg.
Quite Disappointing...
Vegetable Pancake & Bulgogi Beef
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The vegetable pancake is not crispy but was filled with veggies & not oily...
The Bulgogi Beef was flavorful & tender, very delicious...
Rice Cake with Fish Cakes
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The big pieces of mildly spiced rice cake was chewy & cooked with generous pieces of fish cakes, quite filling...
Spring Onion Kimchi
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We liked this Spring Onion Kimchi very much.
It's crunchy, refreshing & the sourness just opened up our appetite, salivating...
Pickled Radish & Pickled Onions
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The pickled raddish is thick, bland & not crisp, very unappetizing...
Prawns & Squid Rings
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I like to eat BBQ Seafood but they only serve 2 types of seafood, prawns & squid rings.
These squid rings were relatively large in size & tasted very springy.
Perhaps because they were always kept in containers filled with ice.
Very gratifying...
Beef Bulgogi, Hot Sauce Chicken & Pork Belly
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The 10 types of marinated raw meat were thick & needed a little longer to cook.
I liked to eat the Beef Bulgogi, Hot Sauce Chicken & Pork Belly very much.
The beef & chicken were well-seasoned while the Pork Belly was lean but not tough.
Very delectable...


Everything had to be self-service here.
Wished they'd also let us clear our used dishes on our own as the staff were a little slow with collecting them.
Maybe they were short-handed because tonight was extremely crowded.
They were kept very busy with refilling the food stations & mopping up the water seepage from the Ice & Drink Station (next to our table).
The Soup pots were empty tonight.
Eventually, they'd stopped refilling the Seafood containers.

I barely had time to try the salad & fruit station.
In fact, our group was ready to leave when I was just about to get a drink.


Verdict:


It's considered quite reasonable to charge nearly $30 per person in an uptown joint like this.

Personally, I will not travel so far.



*** Did you know (source:wikipedia)***

Sujeo (수저) is the Korean word for the set of eating utensils commonly used to eat Korean scuisine. The word is a portmanteau of the words sutgarak (숟가락, "spoon") and jeotgarak (젓가락, "chopsticks").
{A common reference to the Korean Chopsticks & Spoon.}

Bulgogi (Korean pronunciation: [pulɡoɡi]; Korean: 불고기) is a Korean dish that usually consists of grilled marinated beef.

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Taste
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Date of Visit
2014-08-28
Dining Method
Dine In
Spending Per Head
$30
Recommended Dishes
Fried Chicken Wings
Lettuce
Vegetable Pancake & Bulgogi Beef
Rice Cake with Fish Cakes
Spring Onion Kimchi
Prawns & Squid Rings
Beef Bulgogi, Hot Sauce Chicken & Pork Belly
  • Beef Bulgogi Hot Sauce Chicken & Pork Belly