Dinner @ E!ght Korean BBQ

November 20, 2013 in Korean by thywhaleliciousfay

It’s always great to know that there’re always new places to check out for Korean BBQ. And it’s even better to know that they specialise in pork, since I don’t take beef. Keke.

With no reservation made, my girlfriend and I arrived at 8pm on a Thursday evening and were shown to our seats promptly. And I must say, we were constantly distracted by the MTV that’s being shown on the television. Ahhh, Big Bang! OMG! Hyori! Haha.

And at every table, there’s the grill (or also known as hot plate to some) for the BBQ meat and a stove for the stew. And I like that the cushion of the stool is removable. Similar to Wang Dae Bak Korean BBQ‘s. Saves our precious handbags from smelling. (^^lll) Haha. Just don’t forget to take your belongings out. Keke.

And from the menu, we ordered:-

1) 4 colours set, $68 (above) – We decided to opt for this instead of the ’8 colours set’ which is priced at $98. And thankfully we did cause the 4 strips of pork belly were more than sufficient for us, 2 ladies. Of the 9 flavours (Original, ginseng, curry, wine, red pepper paste, herb, garlic, miso, smoked), we went with the staff’s recommendation of ginseng, wine, red pepper paste and garlic. Each set comes with kimchi and bean sports which the staff serve in generous amount, placed directly onto the grill.

My girlfriend was able to taste the subtle taste of the 4 flavours, but the more thick (tongue) skin (if there’s such a description. Ha!) me could only taste the red pepper paste. Accordingly to my girlfriend, the wine marinated strip has a subtle sweetness in the meat. However, she did say that the meat has to consumed without the dipping sauce (samjjang) in order not to lose the taste.

Meat wise, the pork belly was tender and juicy. Although some pieces were a little too fatty for me; More than 50% of the cut up piece was fats.

Our choice of stew was seafood bean paste stew. The other 3 flavours had pork (which we reckon there would be too many pork if we went with this) and beef.

And it’s no surprise that while it looked like we were served only a few pieces of lettuce, we did not finish the lettuce as we were consuming the meat alone in order not to lose its flavouring through the lettuce and dipping sauce. And I wonder why I was even looking for garlic on the table.

Excess fluid goes straight into a container for waste

We enjoyed our dinner thoroughly although we were constantly distracted by the MTV, which I am surprised the other tables did not seem to be. Haha. I like how the place is big and roomy. Gave us a lot of privacy while being able to (still) feel the lively atmosphere of the restaurant. And we did not have to pick up the tong too. The staff grilled the meats for us!

So yes, do drop by if you are looking for a Korean BBQ place within Clarke Quay. But because they are operational within a shopping mall, the restaurant closes at 10.30pm. And oh, they have a staff who goes on his rounds to taking photographs to update their Facebook album. So if you are on a secret date, I guess maybe you can politely decline? =)

6 Eu Tong Sen Street, The Central, #02-79/90, Singapore
6222 2159, Facebook
Overall: 6.5
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 6
Mon – Sun : 11:30 – 14:30 (Lunch)
Ambience: 6
Mon – Sun : 17:30 – 22:30 (Dinner)
Value: 7
Service: 7