Thursday, May 19, 2016

Myeong Dong Korean BBQ Buffet @ Mount Austin

We were back in Johor Bahru (once again) earlier this March for a quick weekend getaway. Recently, we have been exploring the cuisine around Mount Austin as the area has gradually developed into another food heaven!

We chanced upon Myeong Dong Korean Restaurant which offers All You Can Eat BBQ buffet at an attractive price. RM22 for Adult (less than SGD 8) and RM12 for children (~ SGD4.50). I was a little skeptical about it but we were attracted by the pricing and decided to give it a try.


Taking the flight of stairs up, we stepped into Myeong Dong. The space is not very big and it was pretty crowded during dinner time. The major setback during our visit then was the heat. The air-condition seems to have broken down and the entire restaurant felt like a furnace. While there were fans to help ventilate and cool the area, it was not enough.

While waiting for our seats, it is also visibly noticeable that the restaurant is short-handed. The food selection displayed on the counter tops is limited and it took some time to refill. Even the cutlery and bowls were all taken and diners have to wait for the clean ones to be put out.

It may sound disappointing but for the price that we are paying, we would love to try out the food still.


Let's have a quick look at the food section

Kimchi soup, rice, noodles and bottles of chilli sauce. It would be nice if homemade sauces were served instead.

Green/vegetable section

Meat section - If you are a big fan of pork, this may be to your liking as it is an all pork selection in the trays. It comes with different cuts and marinated in different sauces

(Green Tea Pork, Marinated Pork BBQ, Spicy Sauce Pork, Pork Shoulder, Garlic Pork, Wine Pork, Curry Pork, Pork Belly)

We finally got our seats, grabbed whatever meat that is left in the trays and Hubby started bbq-ing. We got some kimchi soup and started heating it up as well. You can choose to put the noodles in to make some kimchi noodles too.


BBQ-ing in process.   

Our all pork meal


Drinks are not inclusive in the buffet price, hence you can order them from the menu.

All diners get to have one free cup of ice-cream. Diners can pay RM1 for each additional cup of ice-cream.

Overall, we had a satisfying meal. We did not mind waiting a little longer for the cutlery and food to be refilled. The food tasted fine and it was filling. There are definitely areas that Myeong Dong is lacking, and the food selection is limited, but we are not complaining as the price is really cheap. My only discomfort is the hotness dining at Myeong Dong, if only the air-condition is working, we do not mind re-visiting again for another meal. Hopefully, there will be improvements in our next visit.

Myeong Dong Korean BBQ Buffet
Address: No. 58-1, Jalan Austin Height 8/7, Taman Mount Austin, 81100, Johor Bahru

19 comments:

  1. This place looks so clean and the food looks pretty decent. One thing for sure, I'll never find a place that only charge rm22 for korean bbq in KL

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    1. There are definitely many areas that diners will be unhappy about. Then again, for the price that we are paying, I guess we are pretty fine with the limited food selection. Just hope that it wasn't so hot though..

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  2. Haven't had buffet in a long time! Love the pork selection.

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    1. If you love pork , it is considered a good spread with the price we paid ^_^

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  3. Such great value! I actually like that they only put out a limited amount of meat and replenish only when necessary. Meat stays fresher and more hygienic this way.

    Michelle @ The Chill Mom

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    1. That's very true! But we do have to wait a bit and when they replenished, the meat in the trays were emptied again. Hahaha

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  4. JB QUEEN! Next time near Legoland, where should we go for breakfast?

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    1. Hmmm.. I did not have a chance to explore Legoland area. Next time if we drive there will go explore and then let you know!

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  5. Wow, the price is really cheap for korean BBQ. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It is very cheap! But comes with a 'price' too. Not all is perfect (particularly the air-con) but we brave through it !

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  6. The price is really affordable and the meat looks pretty good after barbequeing! Hopefully they get more help and the air-con works the next time.. hehe

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    1. I really hope so too! Food wise is reasonable... and we don't mind going back again just for a meal which don't burn a hole in our pockets.

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  7. Wow! That's really at a very affordable price! Makes me hungry!

    Ashlyn

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    1. Oh yes! that's why I avoid reading about food in the night ^_^

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  8. JB has loads of food options. Will keep in mind this place when I visit JB next time.

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    1. Thank you for liking! Do note that it may not be the perfect environment to dine in

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  9. Have not been to Mount Austin area, looks yummy and price is so affordable!

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    1. There's a lot of cafes, restaurants and eateries there! No need to worry about where to eat at Mount Austin!

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  10. I recently tried Korean BBQ for the 1st time and loved it. Hope the restaurant will get its act together if it wishes to retain and attract more customers :D

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