Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Oiso Korean Traditional Cuisine & Cafe, IOI City Mall

When I was in Malaysia last month, I had a lunch date with my high school best friend and my youngest sister. (She's a third wheel cum our driver. lol!) Our original plan was to eat lunch at K-Fry, IOI City Mall because I wanted to join the hype that is K-Fry but the line was freaking long and we got no time to waste.

So, we decided to have our lunch at Oiso Korean Traditional Cuisine & Cafe, IOI City Mall instead. It was an easy decision I could say as all I wanted was to eat Korean food. Other Korean restaurants in IOI City Mall did not fancy me much so we settled with Oiso Korean Traditional Cuisine & Cafe.

Oiso Korean Traditional Cuisine & Cafe, IOI City Mall
Oiso Korean Traditional Cuisine & Cafe, IOI City Mall

Oiso Korean Traditional Cuisine & Cafe, IOI City Mall is located on first floor, if I'm not mistaken, opposite of Pancake House and below GSC. Agak terceruk dan hujung tapi senang nak jumpa. The restaurant looks fancy from outside but lo, and behold it gets better from inside. I really liked the interior and ambiance of the restaurant. Very tranquil and serene.


There were not many people when we were there. If I remembered it correctly, there were a group of 3 ladies before us, and 2 groups of 2 ladies after us. I sadly have to mention this but the service was on the slower side even though there were not many people. Bukanlah slow sangat-sangat but slow if you compare to the number of customers present. Faham tak?

As for the food, we ordered three type of dishes and 1 side dish so that boleh main rasa-rasa? Kalau ikut hati nak order lagi banyak, but ones has to know its own limit, no? Perut ada satu je dan membazir tu amalan syaitan kan. (<--- My chant every time I feel like makan tak ingat dunia) So, I ordered Soft Tofu Stew (순두부 찌개) while my best friend ordered Mushroom & Soft Tofu Stew (버섯 순두부 찌개). As for my sister, she ordered Beef Short Rib Soup (갈비탕). Also, we ordered Steamed Egg On Pot (계란찜) because I want to know its taste.



Soft Tofu Stew at Oiso Korean Traditional Cuisine & Cafe, IOI City Mall
Soft Tofu Stew (순두부 찌개)
MYR 18.90

The verdict?

The general verdict would be okay la, not that bad. They didn't fall into "Sedapnyaaaaaaa!" category but more like, "Oh, okay? Not bad. Pernah rasa yang lagi sedap dekat tempat lain." This was particularly true with my Soft Tofu Stew. It wasn't that bad but I had tried a more delicious Soft Tofu Stew in Canada that it felt quite lacking. Also, my Soft Tofu Stew was not spicy at all even though I asked for the spicy one so orang yang tak boleh makan pedas boleh cuba makan kot? Oh, one more thing that made me felt quite sad was seafood dia tak banyak pun T_T

Mushroom & Soft Tofu Stew at Oiso Korean Traditional Cuisine & Cafe, IOI City Mall
Mushroom & Soft Tofu Stew (버섯 순두부 찌개)
MYR 17.90

I didn't try their Mushroom & Soft Tofu Stew (버섯 순두부 찌개) because I figured it should taste the same or less like my Soft Tofu Stew. After all, it's actually soft tofu stew with mushroom, no? So, I couldn't comment on that. However, my best friend did mention that it was spicy. She was sweating while trying to finish her Mushroom & Soft Tofu Stew. Though I have to say that I'm not really sure because it was really spicy or it was because my best friend has low spicy-tolerance. 

Beef Short Rib Soup at Oiso Korean Traditional Cuisine & Cafe, IOI City Mall
Beef Short Rib Soup (갈비탕)
MYR 26.90

As for Beef Short Rib Soup (갈비탕), it was a brand new taste to me? I was kinda weirded out by the taste. I have never tasted anything like it. The broth tasted clean and refreshing? Not sure if those are the perfect words to describe the taste but those are the only words that I could think of. Sadly, daging dia macam liat sikit. For someone yang gigi-giginya ada gaps, this was something that made my eating experience less enjoyable. 

For the Steamed Egg On Pot (계란찜) pula, rasa dia and texture dia macam telur dadar? I don't know if the texture and taste should be like telur dadar ke tak because it was my first time eating Steamed Egg On Pot. I was expecting the Steamed Egg On Pot to be more creamy and watery so admittedly, I was kind of disappointed a lil bit by it.

Steamed Egg at Oiso Korean Traditional Cuisine & Cafe, IOI City Mall
Steamed Egg On Pot (계란찜)
MYR 10.90

Lastly, for the banchan (반찬), I really liked the veggies ones that I asked for a refill. It was so good! Tak sure nama dia apa. I tried the anchovies and peanuts ones but it was too salty for my liking. Didn't try the kimchi one because I don't eat kimchi or fermented food, as a matter of fact but my best friend said that the kimchi was delicious. I guess it was delicious because she asked for a refill as well. Don't quote me on this but I think they give free refills so feel free to ask for a refill for the banchan?

Didn't manage to get a picture of our drinks but my sister and I ordered Jeju Island Tangerine Juice (MYR 4.90) while my best friend ordered Hot Green Tea (RM 3.90). I don't drink Green Tea but according to my best friend it was good. The Jeju Island Tangerine Juice was good as well but it was quite sour on the first sip and not that sweet. So, there's that.

I felt like I criticized way too much about the dishes that I tried but please bear in your mind that I'm actually a fussy eater and has weird taste bud. I personally would go to Oiso Korean Traditional Cuisine & Cafe, IOI City Mall again because I want to try the other dishes. They offer quite a number of Korean meals that I love and I want to try. And I would love to give their sikhye (식혜) a try. So, I guess I'll see you again Oiso Korean Traditional Cuisine & Cafe, IOI City Mall?

30 comments:

  1. IOI putrajaya ya farah? ye ke tu telur? saya nampak macam bun roti ;-)

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    1. Putrajaya kot? Tak sure IOI City Mall ni dekat mana sebenarnya. But for sure ni bukan IOI yang dekat Puchong tu.

      Nampak macam bun roti ke? Hehehe. Pun boleh ^^

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  2. Weird taste bud? I AM TOO! hahahahhaa

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    1. Ray pun? Bolehlah kita berdua jadi geng :)

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  3. I love how there's so much korean or japanese food to try at putrajaya or KL ;) those food in the photos look tempting and affordable too!

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    1. Me too! Truly grateful that I live in Selangor for I can easily access those food :D

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  4. wow.. deco dia mmg menarik sungguh.. nk kne pergi jugak nie..

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    1. Deco dia memang menarik. Nampak cantik je.

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  5. Dulu depan pancake house tu ada namoogrey korean restaurant, tp dah tutup. Tak sangka pulak restoran baru yang naik depan tu korean restaurant jugak.

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    1. Thank you for mentioning about Namoogrey. Dulu masa pergi IOI City Mall sebelum ni, rasa nampak Korean restaurant dekat situ. Cuma tak ingat nama dia dan tak pernah cuba T_T

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  6. I love their decorations but, I just realized that I'm not a fan of korean meals accept for their fried chicken and bingsu, so maybe I shall pass.. huhu..

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    1. I see. It's okay, everyone has his/her own preferences. For me, Asian food insya Allah semua boleh telan :)

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  7. saya baru makan sekali je kt sini tpi bagi saya makanan dia sedapp. maybe kena try yg lain pula lepasnii

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    1. Yes, maybe you can try yang lain and share your opinion with the rest of us. As for me, teringin nak cuba makanan dia yang lain :D

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  8. You shoud try their Japchae and Bulgogi at the first place! hahaha...akak rasa yg tu je sedap since like forever!

    telur tu sepatutnta tak rasa creamy pun cuma dia akan basah sikit sbb steam...rasa dia mmg macam telur dadar versi ada air dalam tu..hahahaha..

    as for the banchan, yg sayur tu bayam..hihi

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    1. Kita sebenarnya teringin nak cuba Bulgogi dia juga tapi masa tu memang tekak mengidam nak makan soft tofu stew. Itu yang beli soft tofu stew. Next time, insya Allah nak cuba bulgogi dia pula :D

      Oh, macam tu ke telur tu sepatutnya. Tapi telur yang kita dapat tu, kering je. Tak rasa macam ada air pun. Tu yang sedih sikit tu T__T

      Thank you so much for informing about the banchan as well. #sistakkenalsayur

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  9. cantiknya dekorasi cafe tuuuu, teringin sangat nak makan korean cuisine macam nie, feeling kat korea. T^T

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    1. Insya Allah, one fine day, BV? :)

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  10. Akak pun teringin nak try KFry tu walaupun bukan big fan of Korean food. Beef Rib Soup tu nampaknya kurang sesuai untuk cik gigi besi.Hahaha

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    1. Kita lagi teringin. Mungkin lepas ni boleh cuba dah kot sebab diaorang dah ada sistem baru! :)

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      Yes, beef rib soup tak sesuai untuk orang yang pakai braces.

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  11. semua nampak sedap!! temptingnya. Alhamdulillah kak nina dpt juga mkn k fry. next time balik Malaysia farah kena booking dulu k fry tu :)

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    1. Untungnya kak Nina dapat makan K-Fry. Kita belum ada rezeki lagi. Insya Allah bila dah balik for good nanti, kita memang nak cuba makan K-Fry at least sekali :D

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  12. menarik ni kedai baru boleh cuba. selalu pi sana memanjang Soopong je =D

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    1. Bolehlah cuba kak Siti. Menu dia macam lebih kurang Soopong juga rasanya. Cuma mahal sikit la.

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  13. side dish mcm sket cinonet je hehehe

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    1. Side dishes memang bukan selalu macam ni ke? Tapi insya Allah boleh tambah :)

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  14. teringin jugak nak try k fry tapi dah ramai kata que panjang tunggu nanti la. Macam menarik je Oiso ni.

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    1. Dengar kata diaorang dah ada sistem baru. So, maybe it'll not be as bad as before. Oiso best juga especially if you like Korean dishes/cuisine?

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