Uncle Jang Korean Restaurant @ Ampang


Category : Ampang, Korean Food

Remember I told you guys I had a fiery dinner before the “monopoly mission” in Nabe Bakery?!


Thanks to Chris who discovered this restaurant from Uncle Jang‘s Facebook page. Together with kampungboycitygal, we were brought for an interesting but fiery dinner. haha… 

Uncle Jang serves Dak Galbi (닭갈비); which is originated from Chun Cheon, Gangwon province. It is a popular south Korea dish that made by stir-frying the marinated diced chicken in Korean chilli paste (gochujang) based sauce, sliced cabbage, sweet potatoes, scallions, onions and tteok (rice cake) on a hot plate. In Korea, their Dak Galbi also includes cheese and ham. 

Besides Dak Galbi, Uncle Jang also serves Samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup), Dakgyetang (kimchi chicken soup with rice) and Pork cutlet too.  


We were there very early, that was why there was no sight of people. However, during the dinner time, the restaurant was crowded and almost 80% were the Koreans. One can choose to sit on the floor or chair and you will be served promptly. 


Simple bilingual menu on the wall.


Complimentary condiments to go with the Dak Galbi – lettuce leaves, kimchi and pickled onions. 



We had the Dak Galbi in spicy (RM 22 per portion) and non spicy (Rm 19 per portion), Tteok (voucher from fb page) and ramen (RM 6). 


The waiter will help you to cook you dak galbi, and once it is ready, he will inform you. So, worry not about the overcooked or undercooked food. 


Before digging in, remember to put on the huge napkin. Like what they did 🙂


You can also wrap the dak galbi with lettuce leaves + kimchi + pickled onions for extra kicks


When there was left about quarter of the stir-fried food, we asked for rice (comes with seaweed and greens) at RM 6 to stir fry again with the left over dak galbi to create deeeeeeeelicious fried rice. Of course, the waiter will cook it for you. 


Deeeeeelicious fried rice.

The portion for dak galbi was quite huge. 2 servings was more than enough for 4 girls (with additional of ramen and rice). As we had 1:1 servings (spicy: non spicy), it was extremely fiery hot for us. I would suggest taking up 1:2 (spicy: non spicy) for not crying out throughout the meal like us


Thanks to this cold soup in curbing the spiciness! 

Uncle Jang Korean Restaurant
D7, Jalan Excella III, Excella III,
Off Jalan Ampang Putra,
Taman Ampang Hilir,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-8051 2208

No 1-1, Jalan Puteri 1/7,
Bandar Puteri Puchong,
47100 Selangor.
Tel: 03-6211 2536
(above Maybank)

opening hours:
Monday : 12pm – 3pm; 6pm – 11pm
Tuesday: 6pm – 11pm
Wednesday – Friday: 12pm – 3pm;  6pm – 11pm

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Comments (22)

I love Korean food, always big portion & appetizing!

We like their dak galbi too .. delicious and affordable.. But the icy soup taste very weird…

Oh wow! I LOVE Dak Galbi! Had it in Seoul before and always wondered if I can find it here in KL. Thank you for this post! Will definitely go and try it out 🙂

choi yen,
yeaaaa, and good for sharing 🙂

oh, i find that soup quite nice (though weird). but it's great in neutralizing the spicy sensation on the tongue.

eh, try this. this one really nice ler. and get more people to go together!!!

one of the best new discovery this year

haha, best find of the year! true also…
lai, let's go for more food hunt 🙂

Wahhh, sounds good! I wanna visit this place too, is it really that spicy? The spicier the better! XD

it's very very spicy lar. seriously, very spicy!!! you guys should try. but do prepare yourself as u will ended up stink after the dinner. hehe

eatonlylar, if both of you can finish the spicy set, I'll pay for you ;P

haha, wanna take the challenge given by chris&christine???
they wanna buy you guys a meal 🙂

If you cant finish then u have to pay for us the non-spicy set. 😀

haha, good idea!!!
let's go for it. hehehe. i wan more sari in our hot plate. then they both enjoy the spicy set. hehe

The terms of the challenge have been read and are accepted forthwith! Let it be done!

Wahh!! it looks EXACTLY like how its done in Korea.. with the big apron and fiery pan..

Yeah, was informed by a reader in Puchong back then, yet no kaki to go for a much more elaborate feast. Shall we? 🙂

yes yes, definitely, let's go together! can't wait to dig into the spicy dak galbi and get stink again! haha 🙂

swee san,
so, it's exactly the same?! haha
this one manned by korean mar 🙂


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finally found the restaurant, thank you very much Ivy for the directions and map 🙂 .

you are welcome 🙂
how do you like it? do you love the food there???

oh yeah..but a bit spicy..too bad we didn’t get to try the ginseng chicken as we had 2 dak-galbi, one with rice and the other with ramen..like the ramen more 🙂 .hey, since you love eating-out so much, wonder have you try burger bakar kaw kaw http://www.facebook.com/#!/burgerbakar

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