It's been a long holiday and I just back to Penang 2 days ago. I spent this holiday at my hometown where no internet access is available in my house. That's the reason why I left my blog untouched. But I guess not many people read blogs during CNY. Mm... that's a good reason for me to be lazy. No la... not lazy la... relax myself ma...

Let me bring you to Auto City for dinner this time. We went to Harry B1, a Korean Charcoal BBQ Restaurant. This restaurant is located next to Sakae Tepanyaki where I got my birthday treat from my aunt.

The entrance of the restaurant is decorated with big pieces of glass which allows you to enjoy the view outside while you are BBQueing your food.

The inside of the restaurant is arranged with wooden tables and chairs. There are individual fume extractor on top of each tables. This is to ensure you don't smell like a grilled meat when you walk out from this restaurant. :p

We were first served with Banchan; small plates of Kimchi, pickled vegetables and other side dishes. I am not a fan of Kimchi though. But there's one dish which I like. The one sitting at bottom left; it's some fish cake.

The steam egg arrived shortly after the Banchan was served. This was not in my order list, I think it's compliment. The egg was slightly over cooked but taste wise was pretty good. The egg was not as smooth as the one I had in Tsuruya.

We ordered Marinated Pork Ribs. The minimum of the order is 2 sets, the portion was quite small actually. Wish it would be a bigger portion.

Nicely BBQ meat grilled by my cousin sisters. The meat tasted slightly sweet and very fragrant. The meat was tender.

The charcoal used are kinda special. There's a hole in the centre of each hexagon shaped charcoal.

Grilled meat wrapped with fresh lettuce and make a bite sized sandwich.

Kimchi Pancake was too oily for my tastebud. The batter used are like the one in fried oyster (oh chien). It's mixed with chopped kimchi and fried. The pancake tasted averagly sour and spicy.

Deep Fried Pork was ordered by my younger cousin brother. Kids like fried food huh. The fried pork was too dry and tasteless.

A bowl of soup and BBQ sauce came together with the Deep Fried Pork set. The soup was too salty for me while the BBQ sauce did not go well with the fried pork.

Soybean Paste Stew tasted like miso soup to me but there was a hint of spicy taste in it. Enoki mushroom, potato and clams are used to cook the soup. I feel that this dish is slightly over priced as the ingrdients used are normal.

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16 comments

  1. JustinKC // Feb 3, 2009, 10:07:00 AM  

    Seems like very nice la the japanese food . Nyum nyum..... so hungry now

  2. vkeong // Feb 3, 2009, 1:04:00 PM  

    Yeah, not many ppl (including me) read blogs during CNY and Christmas period.. so I don't really bother to update lolz.

    This Korean BBQ is quite special.. different from what I had in Sri Hartamas ler.. yours use charcoal but mine used grilling instead

  3. email2me // Feb 3, 2009, 6:19:00 PM  

    I pass by this shop a few times when I was in Juru for dinner but never step my foot in it yet. The meat looks expensive to me.

    When you got chance come to KL, you should try DAORAE. Theirs is much much better than Harry's.

  4. cariso // Feb 3, 2009, 7:42:00 PM  

    Allie, price leh??? * I BEG U* I wanna know how expensive it is :)

  5. The Malaysian Explorer // Feb 3, 2009, 8:27:00 PM  

    nice food. ambiance of the place looks just right. thanks for sharing.

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  6. Steven Goh // Feb 3, 2009, 9:37:00 PM  

    who said not much people read blog during CNY, I dropped by but see no update in your blog so didn't leave extra comments dee. Btw, how's trip back to ur hometown? I just wanted to blog about BBQ only, but you are one step ahead :)I will wait for yours next post first only I up that new post.

  7. Allie // Feb 3, 2009, 11:19:00 PM  

    JustinKC,
    It's Korean food actually. :p

    Vkeong,
    yalor.. CNY ma.. ppl busy with gatherings, makan and travel.

    yours use what for grilling? eletric izit?

  8. Allie // Feb 3, 2009, 11:21:00 PM  

    email2me,
    DAORAE? okok.. will take note in my makan list. Cheers!

    Cariso,
    Price around RM150. Damaging?

  9. Allie // Feb 3, 2009, 11:24:00 PM  

    Malaysian Explorer,
    Welcome to my blog and thanks for dropping by!

    Steven,
    Trip back to hometown was great! Have gathering with friends.
    Awaiting for your BBQ post, wandering which resturant you gonna blog about. I will try my best to come up with my next post soon. In progress d. hehe

  10. pigpigscorner // Feb 4, 2009, 3:33:00 AM  

    Wow, the bbq meat looks nicely marinated and juicy!

  11. New Kid on the Blog // Feb 4, 2009, 7:54:00 AM  

    I blogged about this place before... and it was my 1st experience on korean food, then I realize I didn't quite like it and second thing is... very expensive.

  12. Food Paradise // Feb 4, 2009, 9:08:00 AM  

    Huh.... from the name I thought it's western foods. But after reading your blog then I realise that it's korean foods. lol Thanks for sharing!

  13. Christy // Feb 4, 2009, 1:23:00 PM  

    Nice food...
    And yeah, I also didn't update my blog that much...hehe, I have Internet access at home but not here; I've recently shifted to a new place here in Penang and unfortunately they don't have Internet.

    So my blog updates will lag a little; hopefully I will snag my internet up soon:)

    Thanks for sharing on this interesting Korean BBQ place....AutoCity is also indeed booming with great eateries hor:)

  14. cariso // Feb 4, 2009, 11:35:00 PM  

    Ya, kinda expensive. but then korean food is always 'that' standard right?! :)

  15. Nic (KHKL) // Feb 5, 2009, 12:14:00 AM  

    wow, that's a lot of food there. excellent!

    and it's true. i did not surf blog from the 1st til the 3rd day of cny! too busy with the cookies! haha!

  16. Joie de vivre // Feb 6, 2009, 12:34:00 PM  

    Beautiful decor, and that picture of the glowing charcoal is fascinating! They would never do that in the States for fear that someone would hurt themselves and sue. It's a shame really.