Korean Food Hopping Around Yio Chu Kang: 5 Amazing Dishes to Try Other Than KBBQ

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Undeniably, Korean culture has taken the world by storm. And it is not just because of Kpop or Kdrama. Foodies regardless of age have fallen in love with KBBQ style of dining. Aside from the taste, grilling your food on the spot while catching up with your loved ones is fun and convenient. No wonder, KBBQ food business has been thriving around Yio Chu Kang.

If you think you’ve had enough samgyeopsal and usamgyeop, here are 5 alternative dishes you need to try. 

1. Ramyeon Night at Nayana Kpop Cafe & Restaurant

If you’re an army, you probably heard that BTS is having their much-needed hiatus. And as a fan who loves the group so much, you know that doesn’t mean goodbye. While waiting for their comeback, you can meet your friends for a ramyeon night at Nayan Kpop Cafe, hold a party and reminisce how you felt when you first heard “Dynamite”. 

Get their Beefy Tofu Kimchi Jeongol for $52.9 (4 pax). If you like some booze, Sojubomb is a must-try! Remember the 3:7 ratio–3 parts soju to 7 parts beer.

Address: 7 Ang Mo Kio Street 66, #01-13, Singapore 567708

Hours: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm; 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm daily (closed on Mondays)

2. Tteokbokki Stew at Seoul Shiok

Bite-sized rice cakes (almost like gnocchi) cooked to perfection in its savory, sweet, spicy, and sometimes cheesy sauce–that’s Ttekkbokki. If you love carbs and the taste of gochugaru paste, you’ll definitely love this chewy and filling dish you can pair with just anything. 

When you dine at Seoul Shiok, you can get a plate of Tteokbokki with fishcakes and onion leeks on top for $5.90.

Address: 159 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, Singapore 560159

Hours: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm daily

3. Bibimbab at Chelabela

A full meal in a bowl, Bibimbap has all the nutrients you need in one go. Loaded with protein from the meat and egg on top, has different kinds of veggies, a good serving of rice, and a rich-tasting sauce with a hint of sesame oil, this could become your go-to power meal.

Get your stomach ready for a bowl of Bibimbap priced at $5.20.

Address: 603 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5, Singapore 560603

Hours: 11:00 am to 2:30 pm; 4:30 am to 7:00 pm daily (except Mondays)

4. Beef and Tofu Soup at Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu

Korean loves tofu, and it is very evident in their dish. Tofu adds character to many Korean dishes, whether it’s part of a soup, fried, braised, steamed, or included in a stew. 

Treat yourself to a healthy lunch with Beef Soon Tofu Set served with steamed rice, seaweed, and kimchi for $7.

Address: 721 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, #8, Singapore 560721

Hours: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm

5. Mozzarella Corndog at Bunsik

It may not be a complete meal, but K-food experience won’t be complete without corndog. In fact, as early as the 1980s, corndog was already a favorite street food in South Korea. Have a stick of savory and sweet Mozzarella Corndog for $5 (ketchup and sweet mustard included).

Address: 61 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, Jubilee Square, Singapore 569814

Hours: 10:30 am to 9:30 pm daily

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