K FRY Urban Korean at Holiday Villa in Johor Bahru JB
If you have an intense craving for Korean fried chicken, you might want to check out K Fry Korean located inside Holiday Villa hotel which is beside KSL City Mall. It is located on the second storey and have spacious seating, the vibes livened up by the background K pop music.
Like any Korean fried chicken restaurant, they serve the crispy fried chicken in few flavours (spicy, soy, soy garlic) What attracted our eyes straight off from the menu was this: Cheesy Fried Chicken Bumbak and at RM38.90 only? Serious not?
This is how it looks when served. Korean fried boneless chicken with thick cut fries, cheese, honey mustard cream sauce and snow cheese topping.
As the staff started to stretch the cheese as the cheese slowly melts in the heat of it.
While the intensity could go another notch higher, I was caught off surprise with the fried chicken. At first glance, I thought that it was rather dry but in fact, it was rather tender and juicy and I liked that it was boneless and came in small chunks.
While we were there the other day, it was pouring and the idea of a hot bubbling pot of army stew was really enticing. So we order the Buddae Jiggae (RM38.90) with grilled chicken, ham, sausage, chicken luncheon meat, baked beans, cheddar cheese and noodles. The flavour of the kimchi was a tad lacking for this but generosity of the ingredients made up for it. Good for 2-3 pax!
Haemul Pajeon (RM 26.90) – Prawn, squid, green onion and chives mixed in traditional korean pancake pan-fried till crispy. The pancake is thicker than the usual ones and there isn’t much to shout about.
If you can’t do without rice, the fried rice one the menu looks equally good. The former comes with kimchi fried rice while the latter with seaweed garlic fried rice, served with runny egg, chicken ham soaked in bed of cheese.
They do sell desserts, the Korean shaved ice more commonly known as Bingsoo (Choose from chocolate, mango, melon or strawberry) at RM28. Definitely a thirst quencher in the recent scorching afternoons.
* Tip *: To plan for a trip to KSL on a Monday as the pasar malam is on every Monday at the stretch of road outside KSL. There’s so much to eat that you probably should consider skipping dinner the night before!
Note: No pork or lard is served but they do serve alcoholic beverages and hence not certified halal.
Address: No. 260, Jalan Dato Sulaiman, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 12pm – 12am daily