Whingefest about mall work location persists around lunchtime or when I'm returning from meetings offsite. Having kept in check all expectations when it comes to Mid Valley dining, I was pleasantly surprised to have stumbled upon this very delicious kimchi fried rice at Ko Hyang Korean Country Delights.
Ko Hyang is one of the kiosks that has opened up at the Gardens end of the LG floor, in front of Din Tai Fung. Run by a Korean family, it offers a simple pork-free menu, with bibimbap, hot and cold noodles, even the elusive reasonably priced Korean pancake.
Kimchi fried rice (RM13.90++) appears to be one of those ultimate Korean staples, yet I've not had any that tasted this good since the Upper Queen St. Korean restaurant boom back in Auckland. The standard Korean sticky rice grain is mixed in with what appears to be barley rice, fried with great gusto on that humble four-burner stove in the kiosk. The egg is golden perfection, the liquid yolk breaking upon point of contact to slowly slither into the rice and add another flavour dimension.
Standard panchan - 2 dishes and one seaweed soup. Staff quickly topped up dishes without being asked, which was a nice touch. I really hope this doesn't fall into the mall food disease trap!