Handmade Korean noodles in prawn broth from Guksu Handmade Noodle House. Photo: Guksu Handmade Noodle House
Ramen shops are everywhere in Singapore, but restaurants that sell just Korean noodles are harder to find. Then, along came Guksu, a 96-seat restaurant at Suntec City which focuses on Korean noodles with small eats on the side.
First, pick from three types of noodles, made daily at the restaurant using head chef Kahng HeunSung’s grandmother’s recipes. So Meon is the thinnest, while Kal Guksu are flat, wide noodles. Somewhere in between is Jung Meon.
Then, pick a broth: anchovy, prawn, clam or beef.
Doenjang Beef Guksu from Guksu. Photo: Guksu Handmade Noodle House
The Doenjang Beef Guksu ($13.90), cloudy with bean paste, is rib-sticking and the broth so flavourful that you’ll want to drink every drop. The sprinkling of slightly bitter, powdered mulberry deepens the flavour of the soup.
Digging into the bowl, you will find sliced wagyu beef, boiled egg and vegetables.
The Kal Guksu is thin and springy. Make haste. Left sitting in the hot broth, it turns soggy quickly.
For $4 more, you get a side dish and tea.
WHERE: Guksu, 02-385 Suntec City Convention Centre, 3 Temasek Boulevard, tel: 6334-7950
OPEN: 11am to 10pm, daily
INFO: Go to www.facebook.com/guksu1945
This article was first published on The Straits Times on October 27, 2016, with the headline “ST’s food critics recommend 9 eateries in Singapore for your Korean food fix”.