Food,  Reviews,  Singapore

Not very worth-it Korean food.

A few weeks back Hammy and I visited this Korean restaurant along Bukit Timah in anticipation and excitment, only to be disappointed that the one we wanted to patronized closed and another one had taken its place.

When we entered, the same interior welcomed us, although the table and chairs were placed differently. The staff were korean, and very polite.

We sat down and at that point of time I still didn’t feel something was amiss, although Hammy was trying to tell me that $2.00 for a bowl of rice was day-light robbery (but I didn’t get the hint and still ordered a bowl anyway).

Not the side dishes that we craved.

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We love Korean side dishes, and the reason why we wanted to come back to the Old restaurant was because of its side dishes. They served the ikan bilis, cold tofu, big bean sprouts, potato salad, and kimchi (see I still can remember cuz they were delicious). But this new restaurant’s side dishes disappointed us, because they were not the ones that we were looking forward to.

Although there was this interesting sticky ‘ginseng chicken?’ porridge, which was very sticky almost like you’re eating starch by itself.

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We actually decided to order only one set, because the old restaurant’s servings were huge. But this new restaurant had a minimum order of two sets, which one isn’t cheap.

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The pork belly set.

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Their chicken set.

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I’ve never been to Korea, but Hammy had and he taught me that this is the way they eat their meat.

Grab a lettuce, place some rice, meat and veggies, and complete it with the bean sauce.

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Then you wrap the whole thing up and eat it like that.

I love this method of eating, combining everything. And it’s healthy too cuz you have to eat a piece of lettuce every mouth. Haha

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Okay I have to mention that we felt uncomfortable the whole time eating our food, cuz the staff were walking around and serving others. We had to ask them several times to refill our side dishes and tea. In the end, Hammy was quite paiseh to ask repeatedly, and we gave up. Cuz no matter what, they didn’t seem to notice us.

Although the staff were still very friendly, they just lacked that initiative. We just wanted to eat quickly and leave that place!

It was only we finished our meal that our questions were answered. They passed us a feedback form and two complimentary bottles of A la Cafe coffee, and explained that they just opened a week ago. Then we went, ‘Oh I see!’

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Hammy and I were very honest in our feedback. I said, it was difficult to get staff’s attention to refill drinks and side dishes, the food was so-so (cuz I was comparing with the previous restaurant’s), and we can get better at cheaper somewhere else. And of course Hammy wrote that $2 for a bowl of rice is too expensive! I admit I was rather mean in my form, but it’s for their good so that they can improve right??

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The price was indeed a little steep, we spent about $40. And unfortunately, we are not going to go back again.

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