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MY QUEST for cheap Asian food continues with a trip to Kimchi Haru restaurant at Jaya One in Section 13, Petaling Jaya.

For starters, I am a big fan of Korean food like Bibimbap (rice mixed with an assortment of cold dishes and vegetables), Bulgogi (barbecued meat) and their favourite brew ? shoju (rice liquor).

But, the downside is this ? there aren’t many restaurants in the Klang Valley that serve cheap Korean food unless you consider the stalls in food courts at shopping malls.

As the search goes on, I ended up in Kimchi Haru in Jaya One.

There, I ordered the Bibimbap set (a complete meal with starters and a drink) at RM17 and bowl of Kimchi Jaega (kimchi stew) at RM9.80.

I found the rice dish to be very interesting and downed it with the stew, which was only so-so in taste.

For a wholesome meal and the generous portions, I must say that it was a bang for my buck.

The set-up in this Korean restaurant is cosy and there is a window seat which is strategic enough for me to keep an eye on my car which was parked by the roadside.

Well, right there before my eyes, I spotted a traffic cop doing his job ? issuing a parking ticket!

So, add the RM100 fine and RM29.50 for the meals, I must say that my trip to Kimchi Haru was a memorable affair.

Jokes aside, quality-wise, I would rate the Bibimbap set at 5.5 out of 10 on the Samo-scale.

Apart from the rice dishes, there are other authentic Korean dishes that you can order from the restaurant’s menu.

What is really worth the time and money are the set meals for lunch as they are quite cheap.

Opening hours are from 10am -11pm and for more details on this outlet, you can also find them on Facebook.

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