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Nun Song Yee, Bukit Timah

Worth a try.

Located within the Korean neighbourhood of Bukit Timah, Nun Song Yee is a convenient dessert place to end off your meal after a visit to Oven & Fried Chicken next door. 

Nun Song Yee sits a comfortable crowd of people and I was told that this place is packed at nights. Not to worry about not getting a spot though, the cafe is open 24 hours so you’ll definitely get your bingsu fix at one hour or the other.

The seating below the platform doesn’t seem right. Allows cheekopek eyes to peek into the skirts and shorts of girls seated on the platform. Plus, it’s kinda awkward to be next to someone’s butt while you enjoy your bingsu.

Black Sesame Bingsu, $18.90.

For all black sesame lovers out there. The Black Sesame Bingsu is topped with a generous helping of red bean, four cubes of chewy mochi and almond flakes enough to last till the very last spoon. They also serve it with a tiny cup of condense milk which is optional but trust me, it makes the bingsu so much nicer. As you dig into the bingsu, you’ll realise that there are layers of black sesame and soybean powder within the snowflake ice. Don’t bother rationing your  powder on top for the last few mouthfuls.

Pat Bingsu, $14.90.

Having eaten the Black Sesame Bingsu, the Pat Bingsu pales in comparison. I guess if you’re not hungry but craving for that little bit of bingsu to satisfy your sweet tooth, this is the bingsu for you. As with the Black Sesame Bingsu, Pat Bingsu has layers of soybean powder within the snowflake ice. However, because it’s so light, condense milk is a must for this to sustain your interest all the way till the end.

Overall, Nun Song Yee is a convenient place to hang out with your pals until the wee hours of the night. The prices are on the steep side if you order their premium range such as the Black Sesame Bingsu, but hey, the portion is for 4 to share. 

I said worth a try at the beginning of my post because the taste of the bingsu here didn’t really impress me. Yes the portions are generous but tastewise it can be forgettable. Not something that I would think of eating out of the blue. 

9 Yuk Tong Avenue, S(596314)

Daily 24 hours

+65 9728 8563

Website here

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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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OPPA Chicken, South Bridge Road

No.

Oppa Chicken is strategically located; next to the prominent Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and within walking distance from Chinatown and Telok Ayer MRT. 

The interior is small but well lit. Benches encourage a cosy gathering amongst friends or colleagues. 

But unfortunately the location nor the ambience can make up for the lack of character in their fried chicken.

Medium Honey Garlic Chicken ($22.90)

Medium Soy Garlic Chicken ($22.90)

The Soy Garlic was very disappointing. The sauce, when drizzled over the fried chicken, came out to be tasteless. The Honey Garlic was much better, so I ended up dipping the soy chicken into the honey sauce.

Overall however, the chicken pieces were fried just nice. What made me cringe was…

Their choice of chicken.

The chicken wings were barely bigger than my thumb. I swear, the chickens they used to cook this dish are younger than young spring chickens. Toddler Chicken?

Anyway, I got quite disturbed and left my partner to finish the dish on his own. We ended up leaving some pieces behind, something which we have never done for Korean fried chicken.

Want to try? I suggest you pass.

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I’m Kim Korean BBQ, SOTA

GO!

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Location
Conveniently located at the side of School Of The Arts (SOTA), this Korean BBQ is a huge favourite with students and working adults alike. It’s a super short walk from Dhoby Ghaut MRT via The Cathay.

Interior
Unfortunately, I didn’t take a picture of the interior, but according to the staff, the eatery sits about 280 pax at any one time. The place has a high ceiling loaded with vents, essentially making it smoke free. Don’t get your hopes too high about not smelling like BBQ after the meal though, because you will. You won’t realise it during the meal itself, but I will would advise you to head straight home after your meal.

Food

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Yummy! The meats are well marinated, the side dishes are adequate, the dipping sauces provided are your essential BBQ sauce as well as bean paste. I’m Kim BBQ is definitely one of the better Korean BBQs I’ve been to. There’s a lot of Korean BBQ restaurants in Singapore, but I would definitely take a second visit at this place.

Address

1 Zubir Said Dr, Singapore 227968

Hours

1130am – 230pm

5pm – 1030pm

Phone 6238 7218

Website: www.imkim.sg

 

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