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[Korean Restaurant Review] 동방홍 (Dong Bang Hong)

With the increasing number of Korean restaurants in Singapore, it’s getting harder for most to know whether they are authentic or not. Most people will think of Jang Shou Korean BBQ, Ju Shin Jung, Bibigo and the k-foodies will also know of  kko kko nara, 2D1N etc. Among all these names, Dong Bang Hong is one of the lesser known restaurants. But if you are craving for a good bowl of Jjajangmyeon (자장면), this is THE place you should go.

In fact, they serve a wide variety of Korean-style Chinese food that it will definitely suit the palate of many Singaporeans who may still be cautious about trying out Korean food.

Banchan (side dishes) is simple, but delicious. You can dip the onion slices into the black bean sauce, and woah, it’s definitely hot (it’s like the same feeling of having too much wasabi!)

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The most delicious 탕수육!! Even better than the ones I had in Korea. Probably because I only had them in food delivery and never in a proper restaurant XD

We ordered the large size at $37. Can feed around 4-5 people! The smaller size is at $27 if I’m not wrong.

탕수육 (sweet and sour pork)

탕수육 (sweet and sour pork)

Yummm! The sauce isn’t too sweet and the pork tastes damn nice!

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STAR OF THE DAY! I have been craving 자장면 (black bean paste noodle) like madddd after rewatching Fantasy Couple for the nth time.

The real jjajangmyeon noodles should be like this, thick and chewy. If you went to places that serve you JJM in RAMYEON noodles, you are getting cheated. I’ve been to a few places in Singapore that did that and I was DAMN DISAPPOINTED. $11

자장면 (black bean paste noodle)

자장면 (black bean paste noodle)

I’m sorry I don’t know what this is called in English, but it’s 짬뽕 (jjamppong). Not very spicy, but refreshing 😀 Some kind of seafood noodles in spicy broth?

짬뽕 (dunno the English term)

짬뽕 (dunno the English term)

I’m usually not a fan of Korean style fried rice, cos I find it a little too oily for my liking. But Dong Bang Hong does it really well and you eat it by mixing the black sauce together with the rice. YUMS. Thumbs up! $12 if I remember correctly. Not too sure!

해물볶음밥 (seafood fried rice)

해물볶음밥 (seafood fried rice)

The food we ordered was enough to serve around 4-5 people! ^^

The ambience of the place is really nice and the seats are spaced out, so you won’t feel too crowded. Went there on a weekend evening and I think it’s better to make a reservation in advance. (The staff speaks English) I think we were the only Singaporean customers there, everyone was Korean! So that’s another sign of the authenticity of the food!

92/94 Telok Ayer Street

Tel: 63279036

Opening Hours: 11.30-3pm, 5.30-10pm. Close on every 2th and 4th Monday of the month!

Visit their site here!

So Dong Bang Hong has now join the ranks of my favorite Korean restaurants in Singapore, after Wang Dae Bak. Do check out the review! 😀

Looking at the photos makes me hungry again. 😛

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Wei Qi
    19 December, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    짬뽕 というのは日本の「ちゃんぽん」と同じなんです!語源は恐らく日本語だろうね。
    It’s just Chanpon in English xD Looks delicious!

    • Reply
      hangukdrama
      20 December, 2012 at 9:01 PM

      Go try it someday! 😀

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    skrwitch
    19 December, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    I love 해물볶음밥 and 자장면! I haven’t tried the rest. All of it looks delicious. I want to eat it all ^^

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      hangukdrama
      20 December, 2012 at 9:02 PM

      I really like 탕수육! 😀

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    Anno
    20 December, 2012 at 8:45 PM

    You are making me hungry! It looks amazingly scrumptious.

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      hangukdrama
      20 December, 2012 at 9:02 PM

      yums!

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