Korean

Korean

Featuring 8 Korean BBQ (Clarke Quay Central), The Book Cafe, Kko Kko Na Ra (Tanjong Pagar), O.BBa Jjajang (Tanjong Pagar), Nipong Naepong ([email protected]), Wang Dae Bak Korean BBQ Restaurant (Amoy Street), SBCD Korean Tofu House (Guoco Tower), Hyang Yeon Korean Restaurant (Telok Ayer), SBCD Korean Tofu House (Millenia Walk), Noodle Star K
Gladys Tan
Gladys Tan

The Milyang Style Pork and Rice Soup ($21) is similar to the Busan Style Pork and Rice Soup, except that the soup is a milky pork-bone soup that is topped with lots of chives. Even though the soup looks richer, I find it less flavourful and a little bland compared to the Busan version. Having said that, the pork is as fresh and soft and the chives add a nice fragrance.

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The Busan Style Pork and Rice Soup ($21) features a flavourful clear broth poured over rice and topped with thinly sliced pork belly, collar, cheek and stomach. The pork is very fresh and soft and there is no strong porky aftertaste. The soup is light which allows the natural sweetness of pork to shine. The kimchi, marinated chives and pickled vegetables are on packed with flavours and a tad salty on their own, but perfect when paired with the pork and soup.

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Anyone in the mood for K-BBQ🥩? The Hi Five Set ($198) from @ comes with all the essentials:
▪️Beef Set
▪️Pork Set
▪️Chicken Set
▪️Soup of your choice (we chose half Seafood Tofu Soup and half Army Stew)
▪️Pancake of your choice (we choose half Seafood and half Kimchi Pancake)

The portion was very generous and the meat kept coming, which was more than enough for our group of 6. There was a wide selection of meat cuts, and they were tender and well-marinated. The BBQ also came with grilled mushrooms, onions, kimchi, cherry tomatoes and egg with corn at the side. The soups were decent, but the pancake fell a little flat for me because it was quite thick and doughy. Notwithstanding that, this is still a pretty delicious and value-for-money K-BBQ option👍🏻

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We ordered Seafood Spring Onion Pancake ($25) and this is a highlight on its own! There is so much seafood in the pancake, and the pancake is thin and crisp - easily one of the best seafood pancakes I have ever eaten.

Finally got down to trying another jjajangmyeon lunch spot around office - Itaewon Jjajang! We ordered two sets for 7 people and there is more than enough food to go around.

Set A ($49) comes with:
▪️Jjajangmyeon (black bean sauce noodles)
▪️Jjamppong (spicy seafood noodles)
▪️Tangsuyuk (sweet and sour pork)

Set B ($59) comes with:
▪️Jjajangmyeon (black bean sauce noodles)
▪️Jjamppong (spicy seafood noodles)
▪️Kkanpunggi (spicy garlic fried chicken)

The noodles have a nice chewy texture. The Jjajangmyeon is not as saucy as some others out there but the flavour is on point and there is a very generous amount of diced vegetables and pork. The spicy seafood broth of the Jjamppong is decent and comforting, and there is a generous amount of mussels, squid and vegetables.

I’m not a fan of sweet things but the Tangsuyuk is surprisingly delicious and addictive. The fried pork is moist and fragrant, and the batter is not too thick. It goes very well with the sauce, which has a good balance of sweet, tangy and citrusy notes. The Kkanpunggi is tasty too, but I personally prefer the Tangsuyuk:P

Overall, the food here is really good and authentic and the portion size is very generous - I guess this will be my go-to Jjajangmyeon place for now!

The Spicy Seafood Tofu Soup ($14) from @ is spicy, flavourful and comforting. It comes with a generous portion of prawn, squid, clams and soft tofu, which go really well with rice. Love the variety of side dishes too - definitely one of my favourite Korean lunch places around CBD!

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The Pork Dumplings ($12) are unexpectedly good as well. The dumplings are big, the skin is thin and it comes with a generous amount of pork filling which is flavourful and moist.

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The Steamed Egg ($5) is the fluffiest steamed egg I ever had. The egg has the texture of a soufflé and it is well seasoned, with a hint of sweetness. It is also quite big, which makes it great for sharing.

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The Pork BBQ Set ($64.90++) comprises of pork belly, pork collar and soup and pancake of your choice (we chose Spicy Beancurd Soup and Seafood Pancake). The BBQ set also comes with a small portion of melted cheese and corn for you to dip your meat. Personally, I find the meat to be pretty basic, the pork collar is a little tough and the quantity is also on the smaller side.

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The Seafood Pancake ($17) is very crispy and fragrant - would be great if they are a little more generous with the seafood.

The Stir-Fried Pork ($18) features pork belly, cabbage, carrot and onion stir fried in a sweet, savoury and spicy sauce. The pork belly is a little too fat for my liking (will probably opt for chicken next time) but the flavour is on point and goes really well with rice.

The Kimchi Bibimyun ($14) is surprisingly good! The chewy cold noodle is thoroughly coated in a sweet and mildly spicy sauce and topped with chopped kimchi and a hard boiled egg. The noodle is infused with the aroma of sesame oil and this is really appetising and refreshing!

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