Driving through Pasar Santa, you might notice a small but inviting building. The place looks small from the outside but somehow it is intriguing, taken from the Korean word of “meat,” Kogi-Kogi tries its best to live up the name. It delivers authentic Korean cuisine and the best part is the price. With the concept of All You Can Eat, Kogi-Kogi only charge you for fixed prices of IDR 99K++/person (Lunch) and IDR 199++/person (Dinner) excluding drinks. How awesome is that? The thing that add more value if you eat here is Kogi-kogi will fine costumer that throw their meals. The money then will be donated to UNICEF. Kogi-kogi also committed to use Indonesian citizen only as its employees.
Inside, you will find a small buffet station located at the middle of the room. The walls are decorated with Korean newspaper and Korean dolls. The interior is a mix of industrialist and homely design.
The buffet station filled with selected fresh ingredients. The meat are already well marinated and come with many variants (you can choose chicken, beef, or pork). At night, they also add seafood in the station. The meat was especially soft as the texture were tender and not sloppy mess, even after being grilled and cold.
The veggies are green and fresh. For the veggies, Kogi-Kogi claimed it is all organic and they order it directly from the farmer in Garut. There are also meat skewers, salad bar, rice rolls or sushi, various sauce, and Korean pancakes (jeon) available in the station. Kogi-Kogi also serves both rice and Korean noodle (Japchae).
And for those that cant eat much, you also can order ala carte menu. Our meal began with kimchi and kimmari. Kogi-kogi serves 6 different kimchi, 3 were with red sauce and the other 3 was in its original form. Kimmari is fried nori stuffed with japchae.
And proceed with bibimbap dazzled with gochujang sauce which looks pretty and colorful. You can add with more gochujang if you feel it is not spicy enough. The rice used in bibimbap is smooth and blend perfectly with the vegetable and seasoning.
For the meat based meal, we chose dakgalbi, bulgogi, and galbi. Each of these dishes has balanced seasoning. We also have sundubu jjigae which cooked directly in its serving vessel. It is a hot and spicy stew composed with uncurdled dubu (tofu), seafood, vegetables, mushrooms, onion, scallions, and gochujang or gochu garu (chili powder). I found the soup very tasty as I like spices and seafood. You can eat bibimbap with this stew.
Our meal settle with kkultarae or known as silk candy. It is a type of Korean dessert stuffed with honey and peanut butter, as well as various fillings. The outer part which resembled cocoon made of repeated stretching (spinning) of a honey-maltose mixture. It tastes sweet without being over the top. Overall, our favorite dishes are the jjigae and kkultarae.
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