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It’s been a long while since I did a Singapore Korean restaurant review. Mostly because I’ve been visiting the same few places for my k-food cravings. Now I have to add another one to the list!
Located in Suntec City Tower 3, it’s not the most easy-to-find place. Not just because Suntec is huge on its own, but because the shopfront is actually a K-mart and the restaurant is inside (or behind?) the mart. I’ve actually walked past the mart several times and didn’t realise there was a restaurant o.O. Happy that I was intro-ed to this place by my friend and I’ve since brought another group of friends to eat there 😀
I love how the 반잔 (banchan – side dishes) are free-flow and self-service. There’s 6 in total, and it looks like you will get different types every day. The banchan are GOOD. Nothing very fancy, but it just reminds you of Korea 🙂
Here’s the other banchan I tried on my second visit (there’s unpictured 김 and 김치). It didn’t look that amazing, but it actually was great! I loved the beans, and I think the plus one liked the anchovies one. The bean sprouts were flavourful, unlike the bland ones you get most of the time in not-so-great places. But what was interesting was the 물김치 (I think so? ) with cabbage and cauliflower!!! CAULIFLOWER. I thought it was really weird, but once I took a bite, I was won over. Crunchy, refreshing and the slight sour taste of it is really 开胃 (appetising).
Sorry I don’t know why I’m using 3 languages in a blog post -.-.
I would be happy just eating the banchan with a bowl of rice. But obviously the restaurant owners won’t like it 😛
So here’s some of the main dishes I tried!
Kimbab / Ddeokbokki
THE KIMBAB. Was good. yeah. There were a few choices and I had pork. The next visit I had ham. Both were good. yeah. I’m not a fan of 떡볶이 (ddeokbokki – rice cakes), so the dish didn’t wow me, but it was still authentic and great. The rice cakes were the right kind of chewy, and there’s also fish cake 어묵 and cabbage in the sauce. I loved dipping the kimbab into the sauce though.
Seafood beancurd stew (순두부찌개) and steamed egg (계란찜)
Look at that steamed egg! This is steamed egg done right – looking like it’s overflowing 🙂 My friends and I were gushing over the steamed egg. Seriously. While there are an increasing number of k-restaurants in Singapore offering the dish, most of them did not hit the right spot. This did. There’s the slight “burnt” taste to it and you get to scrape off the slightly burnt bottom part. yums. This is how I like my Korean streamed egg.
The seafood beancurd stew was not that best I had, but it was good enough with ample ingredients inside.
Seafood Pancake (해물파전)
The way I like it too. Crispy, light batter, generous serving of seafood inside. The sauce is also exactly how I like it – with loads of chopped spring onions and roasted sesame seeds. I would eat this all by myself.
I would definitely order this again.
Sweet and Spicy Fried Chicken
Oh this was good. If you are into spicy stuff. Most 양념 chicken served here are more of the sweet sauce type, so this was surprisingly spicy. The deboned chicken was tender enough, and the skin was still crispy. There’s also some sweet potato and rice cakes (I think) in there. I had the sweet potato and it adds flavour to the dish.
I would add this place into my list of go-to k-restaurants in Singapore. Food is more or less reasonably priced. If you sit near the window, you have a great view too. Can’t wait to bring more friends to try!
Wonderful Bapsang 원더풀 밥상
Suntec City Tower 3 East Wing #02-609,610 Singapore, 038983
Tel: 6732 0974