Nowadays, people seem to love everything from Korea such as music (K-pop), snacks (Korean fried chicken), desserts (bingsu)…and so on. As Korean restaurant has been dotted all over Singapore for many years now, so, this post is to answer the question “What should we try in Korean restaurant in Singapore?”
Since Bibimbap is a very popular Korean traditional food so you can find it on the menu of any Korean restaurant in Singapore. The term “bibim” means mixing various ingredients, you are sure satisfied with its flavours that made up of fresh carrots, cucumbers, seaweed, a raw or fried egg, wild mushrooms, and sliced meat. The hot dish is stirred together thoroughly just before eating.
Moreover, Korean restaurant in Singapore sometimes also offers you noodle dishes if you prefer noodles. But it would become “bibim-noodles” instead of “bibimbap” since the “bap” noun refers to rice.
2. Kimchi jjigae
Kimchi-jjigae/Kimchi stew is made with kimchi and made with kimchi and other ingredients, such as scallions, onions, diced tofu, pork, tuna, and seafood. (Pork and seafood are generally not used in the same recipe).
Despite the hot weather of Singapore, Kimchi-jjigae is still a must-tried dish in Korean restaurant, since its spiciness matches perfectly with the greasiness of other food such as those with cheese or barbecue meet. The rice cakes are on point also.
3. Budae jjigae
Another “jjigae” dish you should try in Korean restaurant is Budae jjigae, which is also known as army stew. The dish is so called as Koreans created it from ingredients left by the American military during the Korean War.
Normally, they serve it in a large bubbling pot for sharing between two to three people. It is filled with ingredients we are very familiar with: spam (luncheon meat), sausages, tteokbokki (rice cake), tofu, canned beans, a mix of mushrooms, a medley of vegetables that can include cabbage, and instant noodles, but you have them with rice later if you want to.
4. Chapssal-hobak jeon
When someone asks me “what should we try in Korean restaurant in Singapore”, I would probably recommend Chapssal-hobak jeon a.k.a Korean pancake.
This is one of the most popular snacks that is thin in texture and is made with julienned zucchini, Chapssal-hobak jeon has a pleasant salty taste to it. Also, It is fried to a golden brown and definitely savoury.
5. Sam Gae Tang
Sam Gae Tang/GinSeng Chicken Soup can be found in most Korean restaurant in Singapore since everyone loves its hearty broth immersed in herbs and spices.
Even when there’s no physical sign of ginseng get a charge of warm, woody notes from aged Korean ginseng with each sip, its mild bitterness tamed by a generous sprinkling of seasoned salt. There’s no glutinous rice added, leaving the soup perfectly clear and sweetened only by gobs of soft, roasted chestnuts. The chicken falls apart from hours of cooking and comes with glutinous rice.
6. “What should we try in Korean restaurant in Singapore “- “Of course, Korean BBQ!”
And yes, we cannot forget the most popular one that represents the Korean culinary – Korean BBQ. There are plenty of Korean bbq restaurants in Singapore that serve plenty kinds of meat in pretty decent quality cuts at quite reasonable priced. Some also offer you buffet that you can eat “unlimited” meat as well as snack within 1-2 hours.
The meat is well seasoned and rich in flavour paired well with the sauces. All the meat-lovers cannot ignore the delicious smell of grilled meat from any Korean restaurant.