The signature Korean galmaegisal, or skirtmeat from the pig, from Korean charcoal barbecue restaurant Seorae. Photo: Seorae
You might feel a little crammed at the busy Seorae eatery at Plaza Singapura. And it doesn’t help that the small tables here are arranged very close to one another.
But it is popular for good reason.
The eatery specialises in a cut of meat called galmaegisal in Korean, a premium cut of pork skirt that is gaining popularity in Seoul. There are a couple of marinades – Korean spices ($21.90), and garlic and soya sauce ($22.90). The latter has a stronger and more aromatic flavour.
Also order the pork belly, which is available in three styles as Three Musketeers ($31.90) – original, marinated with Seorae’s soya sauce, and marinated with spicy sauce. The spicy one is especially good eaten wrapped in a leaf of raw lettuce.
Sundubu jjigae (tofu stew) from Seorae Singapore at Plaza Singapura. Photo: Seorae
Seorae’s grill pan is encircled by metal pans that are variously filled with kimchi and mixtures of cheese and egg – different from what you’d find at most other Korean restaurants.
The heat from the stove cooks the mixes gradually until they form a cake with crispy edges. And heated kimchi tastes good.
WHERE: Seorae Singapore, Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, 02-01, tel: 6238-8429
MRT: Dhoby Ghaut OPEN: 11.30am to 10pm (Sunday to Thursday), 11.30am to 11pm (Friday and Saturday)
INFO: Go to www.seorae.com.sg