THREE MEALS A DAY
Kimchi jjigae (left) and beef bulgogi (top) from Three Meals A Day, a Korean family restaurant in Chun Tin Road. Photo: ST File
Three Meals A Day, a 40-seat Korean family restaurant in Chun Tin Road, is a stone’s throw from Beauty World MRT station.
And yes, this restaurant bears the same name as a popular South Korean reality television cooking show.
You will notice native Koreans dining here, from office workers to families to Korean mums and their babies, which is always a good indication of authenticity.
Prices are also very affordable, considering its clean air-conditioned premises. Noodles start at $8, while a jjigae or stew – which has the consistency of thick and hearty soup – starts at $10. Bibimbap starts at $12 a serving.
Dishes to order include the kimchi jjigae with pork ($12) and the seafood sundubu jjigae ($10). Both emerge from the kitchen piping hot. The robust soup is just the right amount of spicy, sour and sweet. It is flavourful and yet has a clean finish on the palate. It isn’t too cloying either.
The seafood pancake with chives ($16) is another must. The pancake, which has plenty of filling, is not too chewy. I also like that the batter is light and the edges are crisp.
Japchae ($15) or stir-fried glass noodles with beef has a beautiful sesame oil aroma and is very tasty.
If the weather is hot, beat the heat with a bowl of mul naengmyeon ($16) or noodles with beef and vegetables in an icy cold broth, or bibim naengmyeon ($16), cold noodles in a spicy sauce.
WHERE: 12 Chun Tin Road, tel: 6463-2346
MRT: Beauty World
OPEN: noon to 3.30pm, 6 to 11pm (Tuesday to Sunday), closed on Monday. Last order for dinner at 10pm