It was previously occupied by What’s This Korean Restaurant , then Unochubo and now Unochubo has re-branded to Korea House Singapore. Hopefully, they will be around for a while since we like their food.
Like most Korean restaurant in Singapore, the restaurant has a very causual setting. But strangely, though they have a long side row of seats but it wasn’t exactly utilise. The arrangement is very unusual. Anyway.
At a glance, the menu offered by Korea House is of typical Korean items with various stews, Bibimbap and pancake. The items are in Korean name however there are English description. That was a consolation.
We asked for some recommendation and the friendly crew suggested us some of their popular items which eventually turned order.
Swiftly 4 complimentary sides were served once order completed. I thought the sides usually come in odd number but for this case it was even. The sides were uncommon and there was this interesting looking leaves with a memorable flavour which we have never savour previously; a first for us. Some like it while some don’t. I love it though. I love the raw vegetables with the soybean paste sauce too.
There is always two version of Bibimbap; a cold one, Beef Bibimbap ($14) or the one in hot stone, Beef Dolsot Bibimbap ($15) which we opted for. We thought the sauce was too little for the entire bowl but it turned out to be perfect amount. This sauce has a good balance. It was mildly spicy too. Somehow, I feel that the flavour was more intense when eaten at room temperature.
Galbi Jjim Set ($25) consisted of the Braised Beef Short Ribs, Kimchi Jjigae and soft drink. The Braised Beef Short Ribs was a little sweet for our preference. We love the sauce with rice though. We thought this should be a kid-friendly dish. Instead, we love the Kimchi soup. It was of a perfect balance we we have never tasted before. We felt that the portion is good for 2 person.
Haemul-Pajeon ($14) was a side item which we ordered among the 6 selection. This one served at Korean House Singapore has a different texture to what I have tried so far in Singapore. It has a denser and thicker pancake. Certainly soft and very lightly chewy. Lots of seafood hidden between the dough. Due to the abundant spring onion, it has a nice aroma.
Some popular sides available include Tteokbokki ($8), Fried Chicken Wings ($8 for 6pcs), Japchae ($12) which I am keen to try on my next visit.
NAHMJ loves the food served at Korea House Singapore. We will return for more as we felt it was authentic.
Korea House Singapore
87 Killiney Road Singapore 239533
Tel: +65 6734 3010
Daily 1100 to 1600, 1730 to 0000
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