Duk Soo Ne Korean BBQ @ Ampang

The day before I went with my parents to their stall in the morning market, I was tasked with grabbing some ingredients in the supermarket.

It was a Saturday, and the sister has been yapping about an awesome Korean BBQ place that she has been frequenting every week, so I dragged her along and we ended up having dinner at this awesome place after the supermarket run.

Duk Soo Ne BBQ is located in Ampang’s Koreatown. I think it is now called Ampang K Street. I say Ampang’s Koreatown because these days, it is not the only Koreatown in KL. There’s one in Mont Kiara/Dutamas area too.

Anyway, the reason I decided to come here, awesome restaurant aside, is because they are currently doing a All-You-Can-Eat BBQ buffet promotion. And it isn’t those typical buffet where you get food from the buffet line. No… for RM 29.90++ (less than US$ 10) per person, you get to choose between 7 types of meats (6 types of pork in different cuts and marinades, and 1 chicken).

You place your order, and the server brings the raw meat to your table to BBQ on the spot, and you eat, and you order again. Repeat the process again, and again, and again, and again, and again, until you’re full and bursting on the seams.

They say “limited to 2 hours dining time”, but we were there from 6 PM till 8.30 PM and not once did anyone come to kick us out, so I guess they don’t really enforce this T&C.

Also their charges for juniors are a bit confusing. On one hand they say “Child RM 19.90++”, on the other hand they say “Additional charge of RM 10 per son or wastage food”.

RM 10 for son, RM 19.90++ for daughter? How ridiculous. I would’ve thought boys would normally eat more than girls. Maybe Submerryn and Princess Ribbon could bring their families here, seeing their kids are all sons.Β By the way, I’m being sarcastic. You guys know that, right?

I don’t know how long this buffet deal will be around. The banner said it is an anniversary promotion, but there was no date specified. Maybe their promotion lasts all year long. πŸ™„

Come, let’s show you the main event: the food…

Closer look… wooo…

Now, at this point of time, I know you would be expecting me to unload a barrage of photos with meats and meats and meats and more meats for you viewing enjoyments. And I know I should be doing that.

Unfortunately, the sight of barbecued meats was too much for me to handle. I ended up stuffing my face silly for the next two and a half hours. Between me and my sister, we consumed probably 12 or 14 portions of meats.

The only time I remembered to take photos during the meat booze session was when this was cooking…

I don’t know what marinade this was. They have like 4 different cuts of un-marinated pork, a brown sauce marinated pork, a red sauce marinated pork, and a chicken. This one was the red sauce one, and it was the least enjoyable one. I don’t know how the chicken tastes because we ignored the chicken altogether. Everything else was nice.

Actually I don’t know what else to say about this place. There’s nothing else to say anyway, I reckon. Come here if you are a pork lover. Or a Korean food lover. Or better still, both. Super value for money.

Oh, right. There’s another thing. All throughout dinner, I heard much more Korean than Chinese being spoken by customers from the other tables. Always a good sign, that. Right?


  1. May I know in what circumstances wastage food is charged? If we don’t eat the chicken skin and the fat portion of the pork. Were you changed as wastage food?

    • I wouldn’t know, because I never order chicken in a eat-all-you-can pork fest, and I never leave the fatty pork to waste because that’s the good stuff. So no, I wasn’t charged for wastage food since I did not waste it that way.

      Seriously though, I don’t know a proper answer to your question, never thought to find that out.

      Seriously seriously though, the fatty pork bits is what give extra dimension to BBQ, Korean or otherwise. Just go ahead and eat it lah, once in a while… πŸ™„

  2. There’s a DuckSooNe in Solaris Mont Kiara too! I’ve had the cheap all-you-can-eat and I also used to go frequently to just get the normal dishes, which are very good. But!

    Story time: the last time I went, like just after the lunch crowd, I was contently eating my kimchi fried rice, when I see a cockroach run across my table surface. It was a small-ish one, but still, it was a roach. So I jumped up and gestured and the waiters killed it for me. I went back to eating and another really small one went across the table surface, but it was like a tiny tiny baby one and it disappeared, so I decided not to freak out this one. And then a while later, from the corner of my eye, I see ANOTHER one – small-ish – crawling on the table leg right next to my left leg. So I jumped up again and the waiters killed it for me. But I had enough. I asked for the bill, paid, and I can never go back there again.

    • Oh no… not roaches in the restaurant. If I see them, I would say goodbye to that particular restaurant too. Forever and ever and evermore. I probably wouldn’t even lasted as long as you did in there. 😐

      • RG, I think you did not open your eyes big enough. I often see tiny roaches and rats in restaurants. Once I was at One Utama really early at 7am and saw a small rat ran out from one restaurant down the escalator and even in Midvalley I have seen one rat running out from eateries along the walkway into another corridor.

        • You are right, I don’t pay close attention to these things. If I do, there’s probably zero restaurants I can dine in. I leave it to fate, if somehow a roach or a rat appears directly in my line of sight, forcing me to see it, then I’ll take appropriate actions. Otherwise… business as usual… πŸ™„

  3. Not too expensive per person if one can really eat. I think young people like Korean.. yes, I am speaking for my kids, my nieces, my nephews.. hahahaa… For me, I only go when really obliged to go..

    • Aiyo, why? Grilled meat only wor. If you don’t order the marinated ones, they taste just like Chinese meats also. πŸ˜›

  4. Korean BBQ is also popular in Australia. These kinds of restaurants are popping up all over so fast. It is not something I eat often, though, as much as I like my meat BBQed this way. It is pricey. And also it is best to bring someone along πŸ™„

    • Yeah, it’s hard to eat alone in a BBQ restaurant. You won’t get to sample more dishes if you dine alone. πŸ™„

      • Exactly. And you cannot take away Korean BBQ. At least I have never done so or seen anyone doing so. If you want to take away, might as well BBQ yourself at home 😐

        • No, you’re right, you don’t do that. It is stupid to take away not just Korean BBQ, but any BBQ at all. Just stupid. Don’t ever do that. πŸ™„

    • You know, if you’re short on cash, you can technically order a white rice and get the free dishes to make a full meal. As long as you go back to order a full meal in the near future, it is perfectly fine, according to my Korean colleague. πŸ™„

  5. wah…meaty affair! I likeeee!!! but I MUST CONTROL…my temptation….refrain from taking pork/red meat (repeat oneself). Great that this place has more Koreans patronizing, u feel like eating in Korea…LOL! the other day I went to a nearby McD, a bunch of Korean college kid speaking so loud, so annoying my peaceful Saturday meal!

    • You’re taking real fresh meat, is okay one lah. It can’t be much worse than nasi lemak or chicken chop πŸ™„ ..

  6. I guess because there weren’t a long queue so you get to enjoy your meal for more than 2 hours without being disturbed? πŸ™‚

    • Actually there was a queue, but not a long one. I guess the other patrons left on time so we were forgotten hehehe. πŸ˜›

  7. Ampang has many Korean restaurants and mini markets. I want to go back there again one of these weekends! Me and my brother used to go to a particular one (can’t remember the name) where the Korean lady boss taught us how to eat the food on our first visit. I also won’t go for chicken, it’s pork or beef. All you can eat at RM29.90++ is cheap. Looks like you and your sister can challenge me and my brother when it comes to eating πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    • Not as many as before actually these days. A few of them has been replaced with Iranian restaurant/marts. But the good ones are still around.

      I don’t think I can eat as much as you and/or your brother. Must be some mis-perception here… πŸ™„

    • Not sure if you can find any in Turkey. But then if you’re moving somewhere else soon, hopefully better luck there. πŸ˜›

  8. Judging from your last (and only) pic of the grilled food, this must have been at the very beginning, otherwise after 12 – 14 portions of food, your grilling pit must have turned black. I think the place made a loss on you two…wakakaka…didn’t know your sis is as big an eater like you! O_o

    I’ve had a very bad experience with these type of all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ (at a place that I don’t even remember the name now coz I really wanted to put it out of my mind….argh!) that I’m a bit weary these days. If the meat is really fresh, then it’s certainly worth a try coz the price is fantastic! πŸ˜‰

    • Heh, no. They change that metal lid after every few rounds. This was our 3rd lid I think. πŸ™„

      I thought the meats here were alright. They are actually a meat store/BBQ restaurant. You can purchase fresh meat over their counter. So many Koreans patronize them, I guess they must be good? πŸ™„

    • It is obviously a careless mistake in “correcting” the banner. I was being sarcastic in pointing that out. Heh… πŸ˜›

  9. Hahahaha, Good that you finally had your fill of pork in KL. Did your mother know this? The pork belly slices look quite thick. At least show us the after being grilled photo of the same pork belly slices lah.

    I googled and found that the sign used to say:
    β€œAdditional charge of RM xx per table for wastage food”.
    so now they want to charge per person instead of per table so the sign should say:
    β€œAdditional charge of RM 10 per person for wastage food”.

    Nothing to do with sons or daughters.

    • I briefly let her see the pictures, and she made no comments. πŸ˜›

      Heh… why so serious? “Per son or wastage food” is funnier, don’t you think? I’m pretty sure people would quickly notice my fib and interpret the correct meaning… πŸ˜› πŸ™„

      • Obviously Sharon from Singapore didn’t get that since she left a comment thinking sons get different prices from daughters, hahahaha!! πŸ˜€

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