Dinner @ 2D1N Soju Bang

November 3, 2014 in Korean by thywhaleliciousfay

Most would probably have heard about 2D1N because of the BBQ buffet offered at Ssikekk. Both 2D1N and Ssikekk are opened by the same owner, with 2D1N located at ground floor and Ssikekk at level 2.

Being one who don’t really go for buffets (anymore), I’ve been going to 2D1N for their a-la carte menu. Old le. Can’t stuff myself as much like before. Ha! And I have been to 2D1N at least 5 times, no less.

The restaurant’s decor was simple with random Korean posters pasted on the green painted walls. Private rooms are available for big groups, which one could easily get the staff’s attention by pressing the bell in the room too.

Besides their late operating hours, I like 2D1N for their side dishes. So generous! A whole slab of tofu! My friend and I would ponder how would Korean restaurants make money if people order just bowls of white rice for the side dishes. (^^lll)

And from the menu, we ordered:-

1) Gyeranjjim, $15 (above) – Steamed egg. This was pretty good. And I was surprised the parts in contact with the hot bowl did not burn.

2) Sundubu jjigae, $20 (small) (above) – Spicy soft tofu stew. This has (almost) become a staple for all my Korean meals. And the one dished out at 2D1N was not too bad. We were given so much tofu that after 4 big scoops, we were low on the soup with lots of ingredients left. Ha. But hey, I guess that’s why it’s called stew and not soup. =)

3) Yangponi bibimbap, $25 (above) – Big bowl bibimbap. This was okie, although not the best I had. It was lacking the nice crunch against the moist rice although there were sliced carrot and cucumber.

4) Heamul jeanban jjajang, $30 (above) – Big bowl seafood bean paste noodle. A portion for 3 to share, this was average. Although they were pretty generous with the prawns and cuttlefish. Had this with a friend, and we ended up packing half of it.

5) Dak hanmari, $35 (above) – Whole chicken soup. I certainly did not expect this dish to be served in a large shallow pot. What looked like 2 chickens was actually 1 chicken cut into 2. The soup was still a little too bland for me even after adding in the saucer of salt and pepper. But my friend who was on a less-heavy-food diet liked this a lot.

6) Samgyeopsal, $18 (200g) (above) – Grill pork belly.

So while the dishes offered at 2D1N do not wow, I dine here often because of their late operating hours. They are definitely one of my to-go places for supper. However, it may be a little tricky to dine in pairs as the portion is pretty big. Which means one may have to settle for fewer variety (since the portion is big) or order many and pack the unfinished food home.

44/45/46 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore
6227 6033, Website
Overall: 7
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 7
Mon – Sun : 11:30 – 14:30 (Lunch)
Ambience: 6
Mon – Thur, Sun : 17:30 – 00:00 (Dinner)
Value: 7
Fri – Sat : 17:30 – 02:00 (Dinner)
Service: 7