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Value for Money
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Great BBQ Food Aug 05, 2010
Didn't realize there was a korean bbq with such nice decoration in MK!
I like the way it is designed with separation rooms so we all get our own privacy!
I don't know why everyone thought that the service was terrible, I think people are really nice and friendly!
Anyway, I had a wonderful time with my friends there and everyone was happy and left very full!
Will definitely come again!
Table Wait Time: 15 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Aug 05, 2010
Value for Money5
Yummy Food, Great BBQ Lessons :) Jul 31, 2010
All you can eat Korean BBQ?!! How about the diet? The upcoming sun-bathing holiday? Well, screw 'em. We couldn't have possibly thought about diet facing all these yumminesses. When we saw the juicy oysters, especially after they got gorgeous browage all over them, the only D-word I could think of was DELICIOUS.
There are many Korean BBQ joints in Hong Kong (naturally, the flavors have been very Hong Kong-ized), but we love Kim Mi. Each table of 4-6 has its own enclosures, for privacy (yes, we like to gossip when we dine with friends, surprise surprise).
The star of the night was the beef ribs. They are tender, juicy and super tasty, especially if you get some of those melt-in-your-mouth bits of fat. Heheh! Bye bye, waist! See you next summer! The thinly sliced ox tongue was also good. They're so thin, you practically have to pick them up as soon as you place them on the hot, sizzling bbq pan.
Another thing we love about Kim Mi is..
The Hong Kong Style Korean BBQ Lesson.
Our experienced servers normally walk back and forth to check that we're having fun, enjoying our food, and most importantly not screwing up the BBQ or burning the place down!
Thus, the friendly uncles will give us some BBQ lessons.
What have we learnt?
1. Always keep the BBQ pan full, empty pan burns fast
2. Always BBQ seafood, which does not release oil, together with meat, or anything that releases fat, to prevent the non-fat items from burning
3. Do not pour oil all over, especially before placing the food. Lay your food on the pan, and just pour a little oil in the middle. The oil will travel to the sides of the pan
4. Chicken wings, capelin, shrimps and fish should be placed on the outer side of the pan, where the heat is not so strong, allowing them to cook slowly, once they are done, you can get some brownage going by placing them in the middle of the pan for a short period of time. Cook them together with some meat in the middle. Keep the meat always going, never let the pan go empty
5. Eels should be placed skin down, grilled until golden, and flipped only once
6. Squid should be placed scored side down, held with metal chopstick, then let cook
7. Try to refrain from always flipping everything you grill (believe me, it isn't easy, flipping them around is so much fun!), they only need to be flipped once
The first few times we visited this place, we actually felt really nervous every time uncle passed our cubicle, the exact feeling I got during my school exams. Nowadays, we confidently laugh at our clueless neighbors when they were "taught" by uncle, only to find out that we are still doing it wrong. LOL!
Korean BBQ study is a lifelong process I guess...there's always something new to learn in every visit.
Recommended Dish(es): beef ribs,korean pancakes,frog legs,pork,chicken,beef
Table Wait Time: 0 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Jun 11, 2010
Spending per head: Approximately HKD150(Dinner)
Value for Money4
super bad service May 24, 2009
my frd and i had lunch there a 'peak hour' 1pm sth but found that onli 10% of the seats are occupied.
we ordered two set lunch, the food is ok.
however the service is superrrrrrrr bad!!!
the female waitress always went to our seats to change our dishes, totally disturbing our lunch. The waiter was not willing to refill the water for us, even there was so few ppl in the restaurants they re not busi at all!
they even somehow urging us to pay the bill..........
i reli cant understand why the restaurant still ranked so high with such a bad service provides.
would never go there again
the branch in causeway bay is just soooo much better!!!!!!
Date of Visit: May 21, 2009
Spending per head: Approximately HKD80
Value for Money1
there won't be a second time.. Feb 23, 2009
after shopping around in MK...my fd suggested to have a korean cuisine for dinner...
i used to go to the more traditional korean restaurant in tst which are running by real koreans...but since we were in MK...and reading the comments from here...
we then just gave our first try at Kim Mi..
its already 9pm...we have waited for more than half an hour...standing in such a narrow corrdior with bad ventilation...
we didnt order the $128 unlimited buffet...we chose to order single dishes from the menu...
we ordered a stone grilled beef rice...a fried rice noodle & a spricy tofu soup..
for all common korean restaurants...they used to provide side dishes like kimchi, sweet potatos..etc....
the difference between them usually is either provide unlimited re-fill or provide a few dishes in once at the begining...
however, the worse part in this restaurant is...they dont intended to provide us side dishes until we ask if we will have any...this is so not korean style...
the stone rice is fine...as similar as those in foodcourts...it tastes alright...esp the waitress has helped to mix & stir the rice with the red bean paste...
however...the fried rice noodle is super OILY....i only ate half of the bowl and thts it...
the tofu soup tastes like using chinese chili instead of the korean style....when it arrived...the soup is really clear and it looks very different from the menu...(it is red in the menu coz it should be spricy)...
we changed it and it just taste soso...
the service = almost no service...even though the waitress did her job to assist us...
she was being quite impolitely when we drew out questions...or asking for assistant...
the manager was being too long-winded explaining things but never get into the point....
well...i havent tried the buffet here so i cant comment on the buffet...
but i would like to suggest if anyone would like to try something more traditional...
go Kimberley road or tsts east....
there are more traditional reataurants operates by koreans..
my gd fd from korea has also tired some of them in tst...
and she said this is similar to what she had in korea...
Recommended Dish(es): nope
Spending per head: Approximately HKD120(Dinner)
Value for Money2
BBQ with quality Mar 02, 2005
I like the meat here as they are not over marinated with too much seasoning and salt. You can still taste what meat you are eating.
The seafood are fresh yster, eel, grouper. It is quite good that to add the table salt provided while grilling seafood.
Really $98 per head? We 2 people ended up with $229 without extra food ordered? Why? Wrong bill? Check the bill when you go.
Value for Money3
good taste! good service! Sep 14, 2003
the dinner provided here is really the best!
Though the price is $78 for each person after 9pm, the food are available at anytime. Various food are shown on the list which allows us to choose such as sweet soups, pork, beef, chicken wings, etc.. It's really good for the large gathering of friends to chat for two hours~~ hee hee!!!
Value for Money5