B.Station @ Ampang
I’ve heard/read so much about B.Station, a Korean cafe that different with usual Korean restaurant, different in a good way that is. Read on to find out!
I stepped into B.Station with anticipation one fine Saturday noon and I was in awe upon entering this cute dreamy cafe.
The first thing caught my attention was this “photo tree” with happy faces of patrons.
The whole place is painted in white furnished with wooden furniture with red and white checkered table cloth that exudes a comfortable homey vibe.
Adorned with knick knack and handmade dolls, the whole place is in country style setting that brimming with characters with lots of corners to explore and enjoy. A kind of setting that encourage me to pick up my camera and start shooting non-stop.
The potted plants, lively green elements as well as the little aquarium with fishes that made up the inviting atmosphere certainly drawn some winning points for B.Station. The setting itself is an appetizer!
Beside the astonishing interior, the food served here also another selling point that attract the crowd.
Practices healthy and clean dining, B.Station offers food with no MSG or preservatives. Majority of dishes are prepared with a healthier way of either braised, steamed or simmered. This is the reason why you can’t see any barbecue items in the menu. They also provide clean ice cubes for chilled beverages made by ice maker imported from Korea. The effort to guarantee the patrons can enjoy the best food (just like the name suggested B.Station, B is for BEST!), the owner Mr. John Lee also take prides in making everything from scratch. He painstakingly making his own tofu, bread, kimchi, sausages, fruit enzyme and many more, one can expect nothing but the healthiest and top notch ingredients for your meal at B.Station.
Iced Lemon Enzyme Juice, Mojito Enzyme, Omija Enzyme, Vinegar Enzyme (RM 7.80)
Colourful beverages that mixed with home-made enzyme and no artificial colouring was added. These drinks not only healthy but very refreshing to the palate with natural fruity taste.
L: Kiwi Smoothie (RM8.20) R:Tomato Smoothie (RM7.50)
Beancurd Salad (RM 19.50)
Sitting on bed of crisp lettuce, onions and cherry tomatoes drizzled with goma dressing, that block of home made tofu may not has the silky smooth texture like what we usually have but the intense soy bean flavor definitely compensate it all!
Doenjang Jijigae Set
Doenjang, a traditional Korean fermented bean paste which similar with miso but possessed a stronger flavors. Laden bountifully with mushrooms, prawn, clams and tofu, the broth was pipping hot with a pungent flavors that triggered my craving. I almost polished off the whole bowl by myself!
Banchan and rice comes with the set.
Beancurd Kimchi Soup Set (RM 16.50)
Tangy and piquant with mild spiciness, the lightly thick soup is very comforting and satisfying. Unquestionably one of my favourite order iat Korean restaurant.
Korean Fish Set (RM 19.50)
We also had grilled Saury Fish or GongChi in Korean which imported from Korea. The fish has a delicate firm and flaky flesh.
Beancurd Bulgogi Set (RM 24.50)
Served on iron plate, it comprised of beef bulgogi, pumpkin, mushroom, broccoli and home made tofu. A bowl of rice and refillable banchan are included in every set meal.
The beef bulgogi was tender with a nice balance of savory sweetness. The vegetables were lightly seasoned and complimented the meat brilliantly.
Spicy Cuttlefish (RM 16.50)
Another spicy, tangy choice of stir fried cuttlefish in spicy sauce with lots of vegetables. It was great to go with multiple bowls of rice I tell ya~
Seafood Pancake (RM 17.50)
Crispy edges, tender doughy filled with lots of seafood bits, spring onions and uniquely studded with a fried egg.
Tukbokki (RM 12.50)
If you prefer your Tukbokki (rice cakes) to be chewy in texture, this home made version may not suit your taste bud. It is made from pure rice flour rendering the soft texture which is very much different with what we get out there.
B.Station not only serves Korean cuisine, there are small choices of Western food dominate the menu as well.
Teriyaki Chicken Hotdog (RM 12.80)
Sausages always categorized as unhealthy food because there are some cancer-causing ingredients added during the meat-processing. But here at B.Station, one can indulge in the sausages without much worries because the sausages are made only from chicken breast along with herbs and spices, free of any chemicals and harmful ingredients.
The chicken sausage was sandwiched in between the soft homemade bread topped with generous amount of teriyaki chicken, caramelized onions, fresh cucumber and tomatoes and mustard sauce.
Pat Bingsu (RM 8.80)
Ended our meal with the the famous Korean dessert of red bean shaved ice. Everything made from scratch, the soy bean powder and the red bean paste, it was indeed a sweet (luckily not sickening sweet) ending for our healthy yet delicious Korean lunch.
Verdict: A special Korean dining experience with majority of food are specially made from scratch by the owner. If you are looking for some healthy yet delicious food, this is the place for you!