YG REPUBLIQUE – where K-style Food & Entertainment rock!

Launched last August amidst much Korean fanfare, YG Republique is a fully-integrated K-style food and entertainment space located in TREC Kuala Lumpur. It is a fully integrated K-style food and entertainment space outside Korea.

When you step inside, the cool interior of the BBQ/Grill Restaurant (Samgeori Butchers) greets you. Next to it is the K-Pub which also dishes out food and drinks.


Recently we checked out some favourites at YG BBQ Restaurant. The Butcher’s Sampler was a good choice. The sample of 3 Iberico cuts – neck, shoulder and belly came wrapped in a nostalgic newsprint butcher paper, reminiscent of olden days. The premium cuts were then placed onto the table grill and before long, we got to savour the sizzling hot succulent meat. We dug in, initially eating the pork on its own to enjoy its natural sweet flavours and then eating it topped with some of the barchans served. The tangy and refillable dishes of tasty vegetables in the banchan proved to be a hit with us.

Butcher’s Sampler (600g) for 2pax – RM170

Next we tried the spicy but addictive Butcher’s Fried Rice. We really liked this dish – it’s full of “wok her” and tossed with chunks of pork, aged kimchi and chipotle sauce.

Butcher’s Pork Fried Rice (RM50 for 2 pax portion)

Another popular dish here is their Andong Jjimdak – a traditional Korean chicken stew with glass noodles. The flavours were robust, full of umami-goodness and perfect with a bowl of white rice.

Andong Jjimdak (RM88 for 2-3 pax)
YG Special – Traditional Korean chicken stew cooked with glass noodles


YG République is great as a chill-out place to indulge on Korean favourites synonymous with this brand.


HG-01 & HG-02 Hive, TREC
438 Jalan Tun Razak
Kelab Golf di Raja Selangor
50400 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2110-4104

For more information, visit: http://www.ygrepublique.com.my/
Instagram: @ygrepublique_my

MEAT THE PORKERS: Soft Shell Tacos and more!

Have you met them yet? The Porkers, I mean.  If you haven’t, then it’s high time you do, especially if you are a porky fan.  Go on, Meat the Porkers!  These porkers, led by Herukh, have single-handedly revolutionised the regular Indian food here to make it more unique – in the porky sense.  Yes, expect to indulge in all your favourite Indian dishes in this restaurant, in porky versions!

Recently, to jive up the menu and also to offer some light bites to diners, soft shell tacos with all kinds of delicious spicy fillings were introduced.  So now, if you just want a quick light meal or you are hanging out there in between main meal times, why not sink your teeth into some delectable rolls?  Top of the list is the Tandoori Pork Ribs – basically it’s boneless as meat from the ribs had been pulled or scraped off from the bones.  The meaty fillings are actually the restaurant’s best-sellers like Pork or Chicken 65 Masala, Butter Chicken (or Pork) and the vegetarian Paneer Varuval.

Tandoori Pork Ribs Tacos (RM38)

Pork 65 Masala Tacos  (RM35)

Butter Chicken Tacos  (RM30)

Paneer Varuval Tacos (RM30)

These taco rolls are perfect as a snack or even as a main for the light eaters.  Definitely healthier as well and easy to eat!

I know there are many who go to Meat The Porkers for that full porky meal, starting with their signature Siu Yoke Biryani.   For a more in-depth understanding & appreciation of this delightful signature item, read this.

Tandoori Pork Ribs rank next and fans of these should check out Herukh’s latest version – it’s the luscious pale-looking Tandoori Malai Pork Ribs.  The “paleness” of the ribs is from cheese, cream, spices and blended cashew nuts rubbed into the slab of meat.  Slightly charred at the edges, the aroma from this slab of succulent ribs was just insane!

Siew Yoke Biryani (RM28)

Tandoori Malai Pork Ribs (RM48) with cheese, cream, cashew nuts and spices


Whenever I’m at Meat The Porkers, I can never resist having their Bacon & Cheese Naan which is so good I can eat it on its own!

Bacon & Cheese Naan – RM15: flaky fluffy naans with gooey cheese and studded with smokey bacon

Other favourites are Chicken 65, Pork Rogan Josh and the evergreen Palak Paneer.

Chicken 65 Masala (RM25) Fried boneless chicken cooked in yoghurt-based masala with green chillies and fragranced with curry leaves

Pork Rogan Josh (RM28) – boneless pork cooked in gravy of fried onions, yoghurt, ginger, garlic and spices

Palak Paneer (RM22) cubes of cottage cheese cooked in creamy spinach

Thick rich Dhall Curry to go with all your breads

If you have not made their acquaintance, it’s about time to Meat The Porkers!


D1-G3-5 Jalan Solaris Dutamas 1
Solaris Dutamas
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-6211-4040/019-987-1945

Open: Wed-Mon, 11.00am-2.45pm; 6.00-10.30pm