Good news for those living near Jurong East - there’s a brand-new halal-certified Korean restaurant at Westgate! ? Hanok is the halal spin-off of the South Korea Masizzim chain, which specializes in galbi-jjim (meat stews) and other traditional Korean dishes. Now that it’s received its halal certification, that means Muslim foodies can now enjoy their authentic Korean flavours too!
Hanok’s menu is full of hearty stews and rich soups - definitely a unique and long-awaited addition to the Korean food scene in Singapore. ? Keep reading to find out what the must-try dishes are in their extensive menu!
1. Beef Rib Stew (From SGD18.80)
Hanok’s signature dish is their stews, which are slow-cooked in their special sauces and broths to keep the meat tender and flavourful. Our writer actually went to try their beef rib stew, and was surprised at how generous the serving of meat was! There was still fat clinging onto some of the bones too, giving it a sweet flavour. The soy broth is rich and hearty - or you can opt for their spicy broth which comes in 4 levels of spiciness! ?
2. Spicy Seafood & Beef Stew (SGD38.80)
If you’re a seafood lover you have to try their Seafood Beef Stew instead! Topped with mushrooms, mussels, crayfish, prawns, and beef, it comes in a double serving size that’s perfect for sharing with a friend. ?You can even add on cheese, topokki (Korean rice cakes), or extra udon or glass noodles for SGD2.
P.S. You can also choose between spicy and non-spicy broths.
3. Kimchi Beef Rib Soup (SGD16.80)
They also have soups for those who prefer lighter broths. The Kimchi Beef Rib Soup comes with beef ribs, radish, and egg all in a steaming pot of spicy kimchi broth. Tuck into it with a bowl of mixed-grain rice and you’ll feel pumped up for the day ahead. ? For an even lighter option, there’s also the Beef Rib Soup that comes with a clear soup!
4. Beef/Crabmeat Rice Ball (From SGD10)
If you’re dining with kids, you can look out for their Rice Balls. The rice and fillings are served separately, and you can mould them into rice balls of the perfect size! Don’t worry, gloves are provided so you won’t have to get your hands dirty. ? The Bulgogi Beef Rice Ball comes packed with spicy bulgogi sauce, tender beef, and seaweed for a slight crunch. Or for a lighter touch, try out the Crabmeat & Roe Rice Ball which has generous servings of sweet, freshly cooked real crab meat! ?
5. Potato/Squid and Leek Pancake (From SGD12.80)
A huge favourite when it comes to Korean cuisine, Hanok’s pancakes are freshly fried upon order so that they arrive at your table hot and ready to eat. Try the traditional Squid & Leek Pancake, or a newer spin on old favourites with the Potato Pancake fried with soya marinade. It’s perfect as a quick but filling mid-day snack! ?
6. Honey Mustard Cheese Egg Roll (From SGD9.80)
Speaking of snacks, their Egg Rolls are a great add-on for a perfect lunch or dinner. The fluffy egg is cooked in beef stock for a rich flavour, and flavours include the Honey Mustard Cheese Egg Roll (packed with gooey melted mozzarella cheese) and Tuna Seaweed Egg Roll. You can also get a traditional Korean steamed egg custard, topped with crunchy spring onions! ?
7. Spicy Squid (SGD14.80)
Or add on to your meal with a plate of spicy fried squid. The sweet and spicy gochujang sauce pairs great with sliced onions and carrots, and there are even sesame seeds for some crunchiness. We’re already dreaming of tucking into this with a bowl of freshly cooked rice. ?
8. Kimchi Fried Rice (SGD8.80)
Another classic Korean dish, Hanok’s version of Kimchi Fried Rice is fried with their signature stewed beef rib sauce for an extra savoury kick. ? Topped with seaweed and sesame seeds for some extra crunch, their kimchi is sour with a touch of sweetness to give the dish some balance.
So what’re you waiting for? Let your friends know there’s a new Korean restaurant out there to try! Whether you’re splitting a double serving of stew or treating yourself to an individual pot, we’re sure you’ll fall in love with Hanok’s take on authentic Korean favourites. ?
Halal Status: Halal-certified
Average Price: SGD18 (Mains)
Opening Hours: 11AM - 9.30PM (Sun-Thurs), 11AM - 10PM (Fri-Sat)
Address: #01-07 Westgate, 3 Gateway Drive, Singapore 608532
This article is brought to you by Hanok by Masizzim.