Located in one of Setia Alam’s busiest thoroughfares, right in the commercial centre, is Haechi BBQ Restaurant. Opened just months ago, it’s the second outlet for the Lees and partners. The 1st outlet, in Kota Kemuning (read my review here) is well known among the residents in the township and I’m so happy for the Lees to be able to ride on that success and spread their brand of Korean food to Setia Alam.
The simplistic decor of the restaurant is refreshing. Hand-drawn art decorates the main walls, depicting some of Haechi’s signature offerings. As this is a BBQ-centric restaurant, shiny exhaust chutes snake down from the ceiling, hovering over the dining tables.
From the menu, there are several BBQ sets to choose from, catering for 2 or 3 pax. If you have a larger group, then you can opt for combinations of those sets, or order more dishes from the a la carte menu.
Refreshing & healthy Banchan!
We started with the Pork Set which gave us generous portions of spicy pork belly, marinated and non-marinated neck shoulder cuts. Banchans were quickly served while they brought in the BBQ coals for the grill. Personally I think the marinated meats tasted much better than the non-marinated servings. The grills also had some ringside space for beaten eggs to be poured in and this was cooked to perfection while the meats were being barbecued.
Pork Set (RM59/2 pax, RM79/3 pax)
Besides the Pork Set, you can also go for the chicken/pork combo – Haechi Set (RM55/2 pax, RM74/3 pax) – it’s a feast of chicken, pork belly & marinated neck shoulder. If you wish to choose your own sets, sure – there’s a good selection of this. For BBQ, do order at least 2 portions, ya!
Now here’s our favourites from the a la carte menu…
Marinated Baby Octopus (RM27/200g)
Spicy Rice Balls (RM18)
Fish Cake Soup (RM24)
Cold Noodles (RM22)
Service here was quick and courteous. Food portions are generous and I love their marinades. There’s a nice “home feel” to their dishes as most recipes came from the families of the owners. It’s a place we would return to, whenever we feel like having some Korean BBQ bites.
HAECHI BBQ RESTAURANT
19-1-2 Jalan Setia Prima (R) U13/R
40170 Shah Alam