Singaporeans’ love for Korean food is evident in the number of new Korean eateries popping up lately. From finger-licking good crispy fried chicken wings, icy bingsu to other tasty Korean bites, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the many Korean eateries available in town and around your hood.
Here are 5 new Korean restaurants to check out.
If the idea of bingsu round the clock excites you, then head down to the Nunsongyee outlet at Bugis. Nunsongyee is serious about its bingsu, having some 11 flavours on offer. Choose from pat red bean ($12.90), choco-banana ($13.90), snow white ($18.90) and cheesecake bingsu ($14.90). Feeling indecisive? Well, you’ve got all day and night to make a choice or try more than more flavour. Nunsongyee is also available at Serangoon Gardens (45 Burghley Drive #01-04) and Tanjong Katong (232 Tanjong Katong Road) but only the latest branch at Bugis is open round the clock.
534 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188749
After some 1,500 outlets in Korea and other cities like New York, Malaysia and Jakarta, Caffebene has finally landed in Singapore. Located at VivoCity, Caffebene Singapore’s offerings are similar to those in Korea. Make sure you try the bingsu and coffee, which the cafe is famous for. The green tea bingsu and pat bingsu are crowd pleasers, while the coffee flavour is popular with the grown ups. Find a friend to share as the portions are pretty large.
VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk
#02-150, Singapore 098585
3. Jinjja Chicken
Thanks to our insatiable craving for Korean style crispy fried chicken, you can certainly expect to find hot wings on our list. Jinjja Chicken is a fast food restaurant offering bibimbap ($7.50), noodles ($7.50), burgers (from $6.90) and of course different varieties of Korean fried chicken. Choose from soy garlic and yangnyeom flavours (mix, ok) for the fried chicken that comes in 6, 12 and 18 ($7.90, $14.90, $19.90 respectively) for the wings ($11.90), half and whole chicken ($22.90).
249 Victoria Street (Bugis Village), Singapore 188032
4. The Da Bang
You won’t be able to tell from The Da Bang’s cool and rustic decor that this is a Korean style establishment. To be fair, this is one of those fusion-type restaurants specialising in Australian brunch and desserts with a Korean twist. Choose between Aussie brunch classics like eggs benedict, big breakfast and ham and cheese sandwich or succumb to the K-wave with options like kimchi panini, twist potato and its variety of bingsu. We hear their coffees are really great too – try it for just $1. Offer ends 30 November.
52 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088473
5. The Cup
The food at The Cup reminds us of waht you would get at a Chinese takeout in the US, as they are served in similar slim paper boxes. Expect to find Korean favourites like bibimbap, japchae noodle with rice, kimchi jjigae and chilli tteokbokki (soft rice cake cooked in Korean chilli sauce) here. The restaurant prides itself on serving low-calorie food that’s stylish in packaging and is popular with the art and tertiary students in the vicinity.
PoMo Mall 1F, 1 Selegie Rd, Singapore 188306