Ticket to Korea @ Setiawalk, Puchong
I love Korean food. However, kimchi, barbecued meat, bulgogi, assorted of jjgae and stews, which are commonly served at most of the Korean restaurants are no longer can satisfy me. I want something different and creative but still manage to remain the root of Korean cuisine. How about Korean fusion food?
Ticket To Korea nestled at Setiawalk, Puchong is a Korean fusion restaurant operated by a young Korean couple. I was there with a group of friends for lunch and were greeted graciously by the only staff there once we stepped into the restaurant. (which later I found out he is the owner)
It is a simple and fuss-free restaurant, rows of tables and chairs in black placed neatly within the dining area. Grayish and monochrome theme with hanging pendant lamps, no fancy decoration but a youthful and laid-back ambience. My one minor gripe that day was the room temperature was a bit warm, perhaps the air conditioner not working well?
Refillable kimchi and pickled cabbage were served to us after we placed the order.
We came here for a purpose today, to try their signature dish of donkatsu with mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Served on the hot metal plate, the breaded pork chop is generously smothered with savory brown sauce laying on bed of melted cheese. The pulling luscious cheese unquestionably provided a hint of excitement, it is also a heart-winning dish for its mesmerizing taste. The rich melted cheese can be quite cloying if consume too much, so sharing is recommended.
Ham & Sausage Soup (M – RM35.00)
Ham, sausages, fish cakes, ramen, onion, baked beans and vegetable cooked in kimchi soup. The sour and spicy broth was pretty addictive and the cheddar cheese thicken up the soup beautifully. The presentation and ingredients remind me of Budae Jiigae (Army Stew). Recipe please refer HERE.
For a more substantial meal, one can add on Plain Rice (RM5.00) into the pot after finishing all the ingredients.
Topoki Stew (M – RM35.00)
Korean rice cakes, fish cakes, ramen, sausages, onions and vegetables in chili gravy. Flavors were bold and punchy with subtle sweet notes from the Korean chili paste. I always adore the lovely chewy texture of the rice cake as well as the springy ramen. A satisfying hotpot indeed.
Rock Salt Popcorn Ice Cream (RM17.50)
Probably one of the most Instagrammable dish at Ticket to Korea that we just have to order it. Vanilla ice cream studded with popcorn and sprinkles of Himalayan rock salt. Those pop corns were soft, the Vanilla ice cream had great flavor but I don’t think the rock salt is really needed here.
Verdict: Cheese Donkatsu and Citron Pizza were good, the flavors of the stews were just run-of-of-mill which we can simply get at any other Korean restaurant out there.
Ticket To Korea
Address: C-8-1, Block C, Setiawalk, Persiaran Wawasan, 47160 Puchong, Selangor D.E.
Tel: +6013-453 8819
Operating Hours: Mon – Thur: 5pm to 11.00pm
Fri – Sun: 5.00pm to 12.00pm (Close on Tuesday)