Korean BBQ has already established a space in the local dining scene, but it looks like there are many more who want a slice of the K-pie. These snazzy options are proof…
Named after its twin-brother owners, this eatery’s star is undoubtedly the fried chicken. Must-tries include the tantalising soy and garlic chicken wings, and the dakgangjung, or boneless fried chicken with sweet and spicy sauce. Perfect washed down with a mug of the unique ice-cream beer.
Where: 7 Craig Road
Tel: 6221 5205
Joo Bar’s understated shop-front belies an edgy interior where you’ll find unusual Korean eats and house-brewed drinks. As Singapore’s first and only bar to brew its own rice wine, its signature Makgeolli is a must-try, together with the roasted Mangalitsa belly.
Where: 5 Tan Quee Lan Street
Tel: 8138 1628
O’ma Spoon & Nunsaram Korean Dessert Cafe
Bingsus (shaved ice dessert similar to ice cream) have made their arrival with a big bang this past year, and shops that have got us licking our spoons are:
- O’ma Spoon for its refreshing creations made with premium milk to achieve a snowflake-like texture. Toppings range from injeolmi (soya bean powder) to red bean and brownie squares.
Where: #04-20/32, 313@Somerset
Tel: 6333 0995
- Nunsaram whips up melt-in-the-mouth bowls of shaved milk ice desserts. The Injeolmi bingsu is a hit – add a scoop of ice-cream for extra creaminess.
Where: #05-51/52 Orchard Central
This Korean tapas bar serves plates of kimchi fries, chewy toppoki (rice cakes) with melted cheese, and hotteok (pan-fried pancake). Refresh your palate with a shot of peach soju.
Where: 12 Maju Avenue
Tel: 6282 0612
The Singapore Women’s Weekly, November 2015
Photos: courtesy restaurant Facebook pages