Bigmama Korean Food (Tiong Bahru)

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The expression “Saranghaeyo!” (I love you) has been used many-a-time when people eat at BigMama’s. This humble Tiong Bahru eatery is known for their Dakgalbi.

2 Kim Tian Road
Singapore 169244

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11:30am - 03:00pm
05:30pm - 11:00pm

11:30am - 03:00pm
05:30pm - 11:00pm

11:30am - 03:00pm
05:30pm - 11:00pm

11:30am - 03:00pm
05:30pm - 11:00pm

11:30am - 03:00pm
05:30pm - 11:00pm

11:30am - 03:00pm
05:30pm - 11:00pm

11:30am - 03:00pm
05:30pm - 11:00pm

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Found a hidden gem! 💎 First time eating something that I just can't stop even when I'm so full because.. it's just tooo goooooooood!! 🤤😋 Will highly recommend to try their signature Dakgalbi (Spicy Grilled Chicken), which is marinated chicken in homemade spicy sauce stirred fried with rice cakes and assorted vegetables. What's best is that after you finish half, you can request for the staff to turn it into a fried rice. And this is the key here, to unlock a hell of an appetite! Try it if you crave some awesome Korean home made food, they don't do deliveries because they believe that it will affect their food quality. That explains why the food was good isn't it? 😌 #bigmamakoreanrestaurant

i am always fascinated with korean side dishes and was so happy when served with 6 different side dishes.. the bibimbap is good but the banchan took the gold... the anchovies were seasoned well and is not salty just like others.. having japchae as a side is really nice... and the lotus root with the sesame sauce is really nice..

will surely come back..

Lovely side dishes

I was here for lunch on a weekday afternoon and pretty shocked to see the restaurant so empty .

Then I figured why - the main courses were a little pricey and there wasn’t an affordable set lunch option.

The Kim Chi soup set came with a pretty small pot of soup and rice and came up to be 15 dollars before taxes .

The side dishes were However pretty high in quality but don’t expect hearty refills . At most 2 rounds and perhaps that’s all .... get the hint ?

Parking is a HUGE problem here fyi. Food portion not the most worth it, but the free flow sides made up for it. HOWEVER if you’re dining during lunch/dinner hours please be prepared to be actually chased out for incoming customers LOL. I’m sorry but cannot see myself going back there. Prices also on the high side.
• Dakgalbi 2pax + Cheese ($36 + $5)

This bubbly cheerful auntie (seems like the owner or cook?) would come to you and recommend you mains and sides. She got us to try her lotus (direction of 3 o'clock) - it was crunchy! In frame is Kimchi Jeon with the side dishes (free I guess?) that auntie brought for us. Their meaty mains are the specialty. Most if not all food are portions for sharing.

Tried BigMama finally! It wasn't too crowded on a Thursday night and we ordered suyun and a soy bean soup for 2 people. Suyun was pretty interesting because it was steamed, which is not as oily as the usual Korean bbq. I would say BigMama wasn't mind blowing for me but the service was great and they are very generous with their sides! Will be back to try more of their other dishes. :)