Dinner @ Kko Chi Bar // CLOSED

November 27, 2018 in Korean by thywhaleliciousfay

My project team had been heading out for after-works gatherings as our project neared completion. More drinks to cope with the increased stress. Haha. We would normally head to somewhere close to our project site but this time round, we decided to venture further out from the East. Keke.

Wanting proper food (instead of pub food), I suggested Korean cuisine. And while looking up for Korean restaurants, I came across Kko Chi Bar. The thing was… When I was doing my research for 2017 Korea trip, I came across (automated) lamb skewer restaurant but didn’t have the time to try one. Now that I saw one in Singapore, I thought “why not try”. And thus, reservation was made for a party of 8.

While making our way over on the day of dinner, the restaurant gave us a call 15 minutes ahead of our reservation time. They asked if we were running late, and I answered we will be (based on Google map’s estimation). 5 minutes late is also late mah. The staff on the other end then went on to say, “We have another big group here. We will release your table to them first.” Whattttt.

Having read the terms & conditions of our reservation, I obviously didn’t agree. I said they had to hold the table for us at least 15 minutes.

In the end… We arrived on the dot. Phew! I couldn’t imagine the big group of us arriving and not having a table ready for us. Stress of being an organiser.

And from the menu (pages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11), we ordered:-

1) Chicken set, $19 (above) – 5 chicken skewers, 2 chicken skin skewers, 2 chicken wing skewers and 2 chicken gizzard skewers.

2) Pork set, $25 (above) – 8 pork belly skewers, 2 pork belly with enoki mushroom skewers and 2 brittle bone skewers.

3) Green bean skewer, $1.50 per skewer (above, left)

4) Grilled sausage, $1.50 per skewer (above, right)

5) Enoki mushroom, $8 (above) – This was cooked in the kitchen before served to us.

6) Small bean sprout, $8 (above) – Similarly, this came cooked.

7) Fish cake soup, $20 (above)

8) Potato pancake, $18 (above)

9) Fried whole squid, $22 (above)

10) Spicy fried chicken, $22 (above)

11) Spicy honey chicken, $18 (above)

12) Kimchi fried rice, $10 (above)

We had a good time at Kko Chi Bar, bonding over food and alcohol. I guess we especially liked that they operated till late. Need not fear of being chased out. Haha.

But food wise, it was a challenge for us to ‘not burn’ the food although the turning of skewers was automated. The skewers placed in the centre (somehow) burned faster than those at the ends. I guess it’s because of the uneven placement of charcoal embers. And for the few of us seated directly in front of the grill, it got uncomfortably hot for us. We were sweating. Had to cool down with lots of beer.

Nonetheless, it was a fun meal experiencing automated skewer.

10 Craig Road, Singapore
9730 4433, Facebook
Overall: 6.5

Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 7
Mon – Sun : 18:00 – 03:00
Ambience: 6
Value: 7
Service: 6