PoCha, Tanjong Pagar Road

Worth a try.


PoCha Korean restaurant along Tanjong Pagar Road doesn’t look inviting at all. Throw a stone at any direction along Tanjong Pagar Road and you’ll find a yummy Korean treat easily. So is PoCha worth a try?

Yes. PoCha is an abbreviation for “street food” in Korean. Street food is unpretentious, so I guess that’s where the restaurant was heading for when they designed this layout. To be seated, you’ll have to walk up the stairs to the second floor.

Ah, so much more comforting up here.

If you don’t like the lively ambience, you can request to have your own private room!


Upon seated, we were served with some sides and a seaweed soup. The seaweed soup was warm and yummy. Sides are free flow here so don’t hesitate to ask for a refill. The peanuts looked tasty but they were quite bland. 


We placed our orders and more side dishes came (left and right). Am not sure if these extra side dishes are because of our orders, or that they just took a wee bit longer to come. Suspect it’s the former though. Anyway, they weren’t out of the ordinary so no damage done if you missed them.

Army stew!

Their army stew was delicious! Adequately seasoned, the soup packs a good punch of spiciness and flavour. Could take on another pot anytime.

BBQ beef and pork set. 

This was really disappointing. The meat were tough and dry, and although they claimed it was marinated, I definitely couldn’t discern any sort of flavour. 

Leek pancake.

Okay I have to admit that this is the prettiest Korean pancake I’ve eaten thus far. No other restaurants bother to decorate their pancake so this was a pleasant surprise. Taste wise, not bad, but I would have appreciated it more if it were crispier. 

Overall, I guess I wouldn’t be visiting PoCha again. The army stew was great, but the rest of the food wasn’t satisfying, and to be honest, there are other army stews out there that are equally as good. 

60 Tanjong Pagar Road, S(088481) 

p/s I don’t know why Google will tell you it’s 35 Tanjong Pagar Road. It’s wrong!

+65 8163 6570

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