There are many Korean restaurants in Singapore serving identical food like Korean BBQ, Army Stew, Bulgogi, Fried Chicken and so on. How to choose? Based on reviews? Every individual has their own taste preference. So may not be accurate. Based on branding? Even worse. I have come across those big names and long queues but food not really fantastic. So what to do? Go on your own and try. Not nice, treat it as money throw into the water and never come back.
Chef's Recommendation: Born-Ga Bulgogi
A Korean dish consists of marinated beef, different types of mushrooms, vegetables, Korean glass noodles that is cooked over a perforated dome griddles. It is similar to Thai Mookata where you can have grilled food and soup in one go. Using their special sauce, the beef fillet taste succulent and chewy. Priced at $45, ideal for 2 pax.
Was told by the waitress that we do not have to do anything (judging from the pile of food on the dome griddle pan) and just let the food cook on its own. But remember to put the veggie into the soup to boil instead of grill. You won't want charred veggie. I probably think this is the difference with Thai Mookata.
The soup base appears light but sweet and tasty. It gives you the beefy taste and you can find chopped garlic in it too. I believe that the oily traces are from the beef put to boil for hours. Correct me if I'm wrong. Definitely suits heavy taste buds.
So the standard side dishes. Refillable. It doesn't really thrills me this time round as we are not having BBQ. I enjoy having fresh vegetables to wrap with my BBQ meat along with these sides. It makes every bite crunchy and palatable.
So Bornga is your another choice for Korean BBQ or Bulgogi. The price range is affordable, especially when you are sharing with your makan buddy. Share the fats too. Don't mind.
1 Harbourfront Walk
Tel: 6376 8268
Nearest MRT: Harbourfront (NEL/CL)