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6 Eu Tong Sen Street
#02-79/90 Clarke Quay Central
Singapore 059817

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Thursday:
11:30am - 02:30pm
05:30pm - 10:30pm

Friday:
11:30am - 02:30pm
05:30pm - 10:30pm

Saturday:
11:30am - 10:30pm

Sunday:
11:30am - 10:30pm

Monday:
11:30am - 02:30pm
05:30pm - 10:30pm

Tuesday:
11:30am - 02:30pm
05:30pm - 10:30pm

Wednesday:
11:30am - 02:30pm
05:30pm - 10:30pm

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While their 8 Colors Set is a little dear at $98++, you can rest assured that the pork being served is serious top shelf quality, as the pork is from the highly prized Hungarian Mangalitsa pigs. Those piggies are basically Hungary’s version of the famous Spanish Iberico pigs, and they are every bit as delicious.

The eight marinades slathered on the pork bellies are (from lightest flavored to heaviest), original, wine, honey ginger, curry, herb, miso, red pepper paste and kalbi. While the first three marinades were effectively there only in spirit, it allowed the superb natural flavors of the pork belly to really steal the show. The pork is fatty but utterly unctuous, and so so tremendously tender.

All the flavors taste exactly as expected, but the miso & kalbi marinated ones daintily danced away with my heart thanks their stellar flavors. There’s always a waitstaff who’ll patrol your general area and cook your meats for you. They’re pretty on the ball too, so all you gotta do is kick back and turn those Monday blues into a Monday boom.

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This $98++ set meal for 4 pax comes with a large chigae hotpot, fresh green lettuce, heaps of dangkong (soy sprouts) and kimchi on the hotplate placed strategically downstream of the pork (so that the veg gets cooked in blistering hot oil which oozes out naturally as the pork crisps). Drinks are extra charge, at $2 per large glass of iced poricha.

Mangalica Pigs are small, cute and furry. This could have worked well in their favour had they not been so amazingly tasty and generously marbled as well. It is related to the European wild boar you see being roasted in Uderzo's comic strips, which I have wanted to eat when I was still Asterix's height. Mangalica samgyeopsal is amazingly well-suited for K BBQ's, as the founder of 8 Korea must have realised in a foodie eureka moment... I really learnt only five years ago on a family holiday that: pork bellies are tastier eaten only after they really really crisp, from a patient elder couple who ran a little samgyeopsal shop in Daehangno. This is somewhat surprising to me, because I have put many earlier meals of samgyeopsal with soju literally under my belt. Yet perhaps, it is not so surprising considering how soju can make one forget!
Now that I think of it, this tallies well with a great aunt's recipe for loh bak, which also calls for sauteeing the pork belly till it blisters.

I went to this restaurant at The Central on a weekend when it would be less crowded.
#koreanfoodie

Had the 4 flavor set pork belly and we
chose garlic, herb, miso and kalbi. I like the miso and kalbi the most. We also had the tender and yummy wagyu ribeye ($88 for 200g), plus the flavorful seafood tofu stew. The only disappointment was the kimchi pancake which did not taste much of kimchi.

It comes with complimentary kimchi chigae. However, it is quote disappointing that the pork belly is not tender and not very fresh (got very strong frozen meat taste).

Pork jowl was quite fatty but also tough. The kind that it's so fart, it becomes solid fats lol. The pork jowl wasn't really marinated. It taste alright but not at this price point ($24).

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Full of Ingredients including chopped mushrooms, carrots and what not. However, soup wasn't really spicy nor flavourful. It was quite bland.

If this is the signature... Not sure how non signature dishes will taste like.

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