Tried and tasted, the food at these Korean eateries will not disappoint! By Wong Ah Yoke, Tan Hsueh Yun, Rebecca Lynne Tan & Eunice Quek
Singapore has been busy embracing all-things Korean, from dramas to K-pop to fashion. Korean food is no exception. Diners’ love of Korean fare spans Korean barbecue and spicy jjigae, to noodles and tteokbokki rice cake.
The Straits Times puts together nine places to head to for your Korean food fix, listed in no order of preference.
E!GHT KOREAN BBQ
The signature 8 Colours Set from Eight Korea BBQ. Photo: E!ght Korean BBQ
If you like your food to come with a twist and do not care much for authenticity, you will like E!ght Korean BBQ, with outlets at The Central and Shaw Centre.
The restaurant serves an interesting 8 Colours Set ($98) which comprises eight flavours – from wine and ginseng, to herbal and curry – of Berkshire pork for barbecuing. The set, which comes with a selection of side dishes such as kimchi and potato salad as well as a seafood bean paste stew, is enough for three to four people.
8 Colours Set from E!ght Korean BBQ at The Central. The set has thick-cut slices of Berkshire pork belly in eight flavours, such as ginseng, garlic, curry and red pepper paste. Photo: E!ght Korean BBQ
If you are in a smaller group, you can order the 4 Colours Set ($58) instead and choose four of the eight flavours.
Go for the herbal marinade, which is made with aromatic basil, rosemary and other herbs used more for Western cooking, as well as the garlic flavour.
The restaurant also serves US Prime beef, Argentinian beef and Ohmi wagyu in a la carte orders from $58 to $110.
For lunch, it offers chul pan, with a choice of sliced chicken ($15), pork belly ($16) or beef brisket ($18) stir fried on a hot grill with assorted vegetables and red pepper paste.
WHERE: E!ght Korean BBQ – two outlets: The Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, 02-79/90, tel: 6222-2159; and Shaw Centre, 1 Scotts Road, 04-20/21, tel: 9018-9212
MRT: Clarke Quay and Orchard
OPEN: The Central – 11.30am to 2.30pm, 5.30 to 11pm, daily; Shaw Centre – 11.30am to 2.30pm, 5.30 to 10.30pm (weekdays); 11.30am to 10.30pm (weekends and public holidays)