Hey, guys! So I’m all better from COVID (yay)! There’s still a bit of a cough and phlegm + brain fog, but everything seems fine otherwise. Hopefully there won’t be any long-term side effects manifesting down the road.
More importantly, my appetite’s back–and after a week of steamed/bland/tasteless food while in recovery, I’m ready for something stronger. The Hubs and I ended up at DubuYo Mini, a casual Korean restaurant at Pavilion Bukit Jalil which serves up staples like bulgogi, jigae (stew), ramyeon, and Korean fried chicken.
An offshoot of the popular halal Korean chain DubuYo, DubuYo Mini offers a smaller selection of the main chain’s signature items. It’s also not a full-service restaurant, so everything is self-service. You make your orders at the counter, then collect your food once your number is called via electronic display.
The space boasts a cool, urban vibe, featuring loud colours that pop, as well as neon signs.
The menu is not as extensive as DubuYo, but still offers a good selection.
My recovering body still wanted something soupy, so I got the Seafood Soondubu Jigae (Spicy tofu stew) with cheese. The set came with rice and banchan (side dishes); in this case, kimchi, long beans, and beansprouts. The rice was excellent–there was some sort of sesame oil mixed into it, so it was flavourful and good to be eaten on its own. The jigae delivered a real kick plus the strong flavours that my tongue had been craving for over a week lol. It was spicy but comforting, and had a generous amount of seafood and tofu–solid bowl of jigae!
Hub’s Spicy Seafood Ramyeon also came in generous portions, and was served with banchan. He regretted the order a little because the soup was fiery. But the flavours were good; the soup was sour and slightly sweet. Ramyeon had a nice bouncy bite to it too.
All in all, a satisfying post-recovery meal!
PS: Front counter service is friendly.
Lot 1.10.00, Level 1, Pavilion Bukit Jalil, No. 2, Persiaran Jalil 8, Bandar Bukit Jalil 57000 Kuala Lumpur.
Opening hours: 10AM-10PM