Dinner @ Kimchi Korean

February 6, 2015 in Korean by thywhaleliciousfay

Ever since I got to learn about Kimchi Korean months back, I had been wanting to check them out. And from reviews shared by fellow bloggers, I learnt that the portions at Kimchi Korean were smaller. You know like how the food portion at most Korean restaurants are huge. Like the smallest size was already meant for 3 to 4 people which makes it non-favourable for small groups. Especially for people like me who love to order lots. Ha.

And so, my girlfriends and I arrived on a weekday evening with much anticipation. And because we were a big group of 7, we were given a room! Well, okie. It was actually a big room divided into 2 smaller rooms with foldable partition wall. We did not realise we were actually sharing the space with another group (till after dinner) and were talking way too loud. Oops.

The only con of being housed in the room was that it was impossible to get the attention of the staff. We had to step out when we wanted to place additional orders, etc. And to place our orders, we were to write the codes of the respective dishes onto the order slip before passing it to the staff.

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

1) Mushroom BBQ, $6.80 (above)

2) Marinated chicken, $16 (above) – The chicken pieces were big and thick, and thus took longer to cook. To ensure the meat was thoroughly cooked, we used the scissors to cut them into smaller pieces.

3) Pork belly, $18 (above)

4) Kim mari, $4 (above) – Deep fried Korean seaweed wrap, glass noodle, mayonnaise.

5) Gun mandu, $3 (above) – Fried Korean pork dumpling served with Korean yang yeom sauce. I did not like this. Couldn’t see or taste any meat. It seemed to be dumplings of glass noodle instead.

6) Jap chae, $7.80 (above) – Korean glass noodle stir fried with vegetables. This was good. As the portion was small, we ordered second for this to get more of it! Think thick strands of chewy glass noodles. Nice.

7) Yang yeom chicken, $9 (above) – Deep fried chicken serve with Korean sweet chilli sauce.

8) Haemul Pajeon, $12 (above) – Traditional Korean seafood, spring onion pancake.

9) Bu chu gul jeon, $15 (above) – Traditional Korean pancake, oyster, Chinese chive pancake. Maybe it was too traditional for us, but we did not know how to appreciate this. Too many chives, too little batter. And oysters had a fishy taste.

10) Kimchi ramen, $11.90 (above) – Kimchi broth, Korean noodle, mix vegetable, egg + Korean side dishes. Frankly, this was way too salty for me. I enjoyed the noodle, but without the (salty) soup. But my girlfriends, who probably could eat spoonfuls of salt without drinking water (yes, they love salty food that much) loved this.

11) Samgae juk, $12.90 (above) – Rice porridge with ginseng, shredded chicken, jujube red dates, ginko nut served with Korean soybean sauce on the side + Korean side dishes. This was so good! Generous amount of shredded chicken which ensured we had meat in every bites. It could be I was starving (cause I was busy grilling the meat before I could tuck into the food properly), but it was spoon after spoon for me. A must try!

12) Jang eo jeon bok dolsot bap, $33 (above) – Korean rice, bean sprout, Chinese chive, salmon, scallop, marinated eel fish, abalone, pollack roe, egg sunny side up in hot stone served with Korean seaweed, egg soup + Korean side dishes. Another must try! And it was an accidental find when we did not stir the rice properly which allowed the rice that was in direct contact with the hot stone pot to be slightly burnt such that it had a slight crunch. I think the Koreans call that scorched rice. Really nice.

13) Kimchi jjigae, $11.90 (above) – Korean traditional kimchi soup, pork, vegetables, tofu. Since the portions at Kimchi Korean were small and the 7 of us were still hungry, my salt-inhaling girlfriends decided to order this as they felt they did not have enough of the dish ‘kimchi ramen’. Kimchi soup = Kimchi ramen – noodle. But thankfully, this wasn’t salty. But the soup was spicy!

14) Sam gae tang, $16.90 (above) – Ginseng chicken broth, ginseng, jujube red date, ginko nut, half spring chicken + Korean side dishes.

15) Ma sam gae tang, $18.90 (above) – Huai sham ginseng chicken broth, black half spring chicken, Chinese chive, pine nut, jujube red date, ginseng + Korean side dishes. Unfortunately, none of us knew how to appreciate this. Soup was thicker compared to the ginseng chicken broth (item 14).

16) Four season mochi, $6 (above)

17) Busan hodduk, $9 (above) – This was pretty good!

My girlfriends and I enjoyed ourselves. Food was reasonably priced and we got to try many dishes from the menu. However, Kimchi Korean could improve the service by running through our order slips when we submit it. We happened to pen down the wrong code which got us trying the black chicken. Which… Was left almost untouched. Ha. And Kimchi Korean being located in Suntec City made it a very convenient place for friends to gather and meet for meal!

3 Temasek Boulavard, Suntec City Convention Tower, #02-387, Singapore
6337 7811, Website, Facebook
Overall: 7
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 7
Mon – Sun : 11:00 – 22:30
Ambience: 7
Value: 7
Service: 6