Shinmapo is a popular international chain restaurant and it's now in Malaysia! After weeks of waiting in hopes that the crowd will die down, it still hasn't but I gave in to a 10pm dinner and landed myself in an outdoor seating. Do note that the heat from the Bbq pit gets really hot so it gets stuffy quickly.

What makes Shinmapo stand out from its contenders? From the luxurious Galmaegisal (pork skirtmeat which i rate 10/10), Budae Jiggae (sweet and spicy soup consisting of various hams, kimchi and chilli just like Korea’s Military stew) to their volcano fried rice (RM25), dishes like these were what lured me in to try it out and I wasn’t disappointed. The Shinmapo Signature Set perfect for 2 pax costs RM88, a reasonable amount for the food that you’re getting. The Kimchi Egg Ring Crust caught me off guard as it’s still a rare sight in Kuala Lumpur but it tastes delicious and creamy nonetheless!