Having an extreme craving for Korean food and missing the country so much, AnakJajan often hunt for legit Korean restaurant in Jakarta, you know the legit ones that are usually visited by Korean. After a deep search, we found this interesting looking Korean restaurant called Mr. Musa located in Kelapa Gading and give it a visit without hesitation.
If you notice our blog, in recent years we’ve covered so many Korean restaurants, if we have to name some of our favorite restaurants that would be: Bumbu Satu, Seo Seo Galbi, and Cheongdam Garden. Each restaurant has its own special dish that we like. How about you? Is there any hidden gem for Korean food worth sharing? Let us know on the comment section below.
Ok, back to the topic, Mr. Musa boasts wide range of dishes from traditional to fusion modern one, as many as skewer, sashimi, stew, tteokbokki, noodle, rice, pizza, even sushi and still many more. Sooo many option it left us confuse which one to order, luckily the menu has pictures in it.
Haemul Topokki IDR 195k (medium)
The tteokbokki or spicy rice cake dish here has a nice consistency of sauce, it’s not too thick but not too watery with generous amount of seafood like prawn, crab, squid, clam and served with melting mozzarella cheese on the side.
Dukki Samgyeopsal IDR 215k (350gr)
AnakJajan opted for Dukki Samgyeopsal that comes with bokeumbap or fried rice afterwards. The rolling cheese samgyeopsal was tender and it gets better when you roll it with melting mozzarella cheese, we had gochujang marinated one which gives the meat a mild spicy taste. On the other hand, the bokeumbap or fried rice needs improvement, somehow it was lacking of seasoning.
Spam Gimbab IDR 46k
Gimbap or rice roll here was yummy just the way we like with just the right composition between rice and filling.
Musa Jokbal IDR 320k
Fyi, Jokbal is a Korean dish made of pork hock cooked in soy sauce and spices. Mr. Musa’s Jokbal was pleasant with generous amount of meat, tender and nicely seasoned, good enough but certainly not the best for us. Personally we find that Bumbu Satu’s Jokbal is still the best in town.
The addition of tangy sauce and vegetables are just nice to eliminate the greasy taste.
Namjakmandu Muchim IDR 180k
The vegetables salad was a great addition to tone down the greasy taste from fried dumpling. Gotta say pretty much nothing memorable from this dish, Korean dumpling and spicy squid with vegetables salad.
Gochujang Samgyeop Kochi IDR 39k
Out of many skewer options, this one got our attention immediately, grilled spicy pork skewer. The pork belly was tender and fully marinated, it’s meaty, savory and sweet without any unpleasant smell at all. Good but it can be more perfect if they grill it longer or in higher temperature since we’re missing the smoky char-grill aroma in it.
Haemul Sundubu IDR 80k
Simplicity as its best, this spicy seafood soft tofu stew got us hooked immediately after the first taste. The broth was deep and rich with mild spicy taste. It was enjoyable from the first till the last spoonful.
Well, the food we had was pleasant in overall, not that kind mind blowing one but pleasant enjoyable one but it’s all back to personal taste. The wide variety of dishes available is certainly a plus point.
Mr. Musa Korean Restaurant
Jl. Gading Batavia, RT.1/RW.7
Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta 14240
Opening Hours: 11.30-22.00
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