Feeling the Krazy heat? No, we’re not talking about the weather but the Korean pop culture craze that is spreading as fast as the zombie virus in Train to Busan. It is taking over the world and is here to stay 😛
Singapore is one of the countries that has been “infected” by this phenomenon and fortunately, she does not disappoint with the Korean cuisine she has to offer to the hungry zombies. If you have always wanted to feast like your oppas and unnies, check out this list of halal Korean restaurants in Singapore 😋
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1. Mukshidonna Singapore
“Have your food, pay and leave” is what this restaurant is asking you to do as the term Muk-shi-don-na means Eat (Muk), Rest (Shi), Pay (Don), Leave (Na) when translated in English. This restaurant originates from Myeongdong, Seoul. So, even if you can’t travel all the way to South Korea, you can just get your fix of their Budae Jiggae right here in Pasir Ris!
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Tucked away in the corner of Market Square @ Downtown East, Mukshidonna serves boiling pots of stew with soft and chewy tteokbokki (Korean rice cakes) on a gas stove. You can customize your stew according to your own preference. There are 5 different flavours ranging from cheese, mushroom, mussels, bulgogi and sausages 😍
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If you’re still feeling hungry after, don’t forget to leave some stew behind so that the staff can help whip up some fried rice with seaweed and sweet corn. The food portions are really generous so you don’t have to worry about leaving with your tummy half full!
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#HHWT Tip: There’s even a prayer room at level 1!
Address: Market Square @ Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, E!Avenue #02-324 Singapore 519599
Opening Hours: 11:30 am to 10:00pm daily
Contact: +65 63868562 | Facebook
2. Seoul Garden Hotpot
If you don’t fancy sharing your food and prefer having your pots to yourself, try the Jjigae Sets @ Seoul Garden Hotpot! Unlike the usual buffet fare Seoul Garden is known for, this establishment offers an ala-carte menu.
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You can have your own personal pot of Samgyetang (Ginseng Chicken Soup) and enjoy it with a bowl of hot rice. We suggest that you and your friends get different kinds of stew each so you can try the range of amazing stew that they serve!
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If you’re not up for anything soupy on that day, then indulge in their delicious hotplates. You can’t go wrong with tender, well-marinated meat served in sizzling hotplates 😋
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Enjoy the main courses along with their free-flow of banchan (or side dishes). Pickled zucchini and kimchi will be the pacify your hungry stomach while you wait for your main dish to arrive. Just don’t get carried away and let it end up being your main meal, it is a side dish for a reason 😜
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3. Jinjja Chicken
No time to waste and in need of a pali-pali (fast) Korean fix? Look no further, Jinjja Chicken has what you desire. Tucked within the busy streets of Bugis Village, this Korean fast-food restaurant aims to steal your heart just like your favourite oppa did. Forget about the traditional Western fried chicken, burgers and fries, Jinjja serves up fried chicken drenched in savoury sauces and fries that are deliciously paired with tteokbokki.
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An avid fan of Korean variety shows? Jjampong (Spicy Stew) and Jjajangmyeon (Black Bean Sauce Noodles) will come as no surprise to you! If you have always wondered what they tasted like, grab their Jjamjja Myeon 2-in-1 where you can have the best of both worlds 🤗
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Complete your meal with a refreshing bowl of Patbingsu while being entertained by K-pop music videos that are constantly played throughout the day. You’ll find your body grooving whether you’re a K-pop fan or not, because the food will surely make you feel happy!
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4. Muk-Bang Korean Restaurant
Muk-bang literally translates to “eating show” in Korean and if you’ve ever contemplated on filming one, head down to this homely Korean restaurant situated in Viva Business Park.
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This restaurant offers an authentic Korean experience; from the ambience right down to its yummy traditional Korean dishes. No such thing as Coke and Sprite here, only Korean sodas!
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To get a full muk-bang experience, we suggest going live on Instagram. Make your friends jealous while you slurp down their signature Buddae Jiggae (Army Stew), a red, hot and spicy broth. Savour the thick slices of ham and chewy ramen noodles 😋
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Not a fan of spice? No problem! Have a go at their best-selling Bibimbap (Mixed Rice), which will leave you feeling Seoul full and happy. This will be sure to cause chaos in the comments section of your live video so be prepared to lose some friends because you forgot to jio (invite) them 😂
Address: #01-02, Viva Business Park, 750 Chai Chee Road, Singapore 469000
Opening Hours: 11.00am to 10.00pm daily
Contact: +65 66046328 | Instagram
5. Seoul Garden
Koreans love grilling meat and if you do too, then this is the place for you! Be spoilt for choice as your eyes feast upon the endless array of food in a buffet-style format. It’s like choosing your favourite K-pop idol group. You can’t decide on one!
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From their signature Korean marinated meats to premium seafood such as crayfish and scallops, you won’t be leaving with an empty tummy 😉 Take your pick and bring them to the grill or add them to the hotpot with a soup-base of your choice.
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For those who are just not in the mood to cook for yourself (one of those lazy days), have your friend grill the meat for you. If they’re not very keen on that idea, don’t fret, there is also a range of cooked food just waiting to be devoured!
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6. Nene Chicken
Just like Jinjja Chicken, Nene Chicken too takes pride in their fried chicken, but with more sauces to choose from. With flavours like Swicy, Soy, Green Onion and Freaking Spicy (for spice enthusiasts), you can either choose to have a set meal or share a set together with your friends and family.
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Speaking of sharing, their 50cm Hotplate Chicken is worth mentioning! It stars their famous Korean stewed chicken, half of a fried chicken, curly fries and of course, CHEESE! This is only available at certain outlets though so please check beforehand
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7. Food Lovers Only (FLO)
West-siders, you’ll love this one! Gracing the West side of Singapore with its presence, FLO is a Korean restaurant but with a twist as they serve Western-fusion cuisine as well. So if you’re on a hunt for Korean food but you’re bringing along someone who’d rather stick to pastas, do consider FLO.
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Korean Bulgogi Pasta and Rosti Special are just some of the many dishes on their halal-certified menu. Who would have known that Korean and Western cuisine could work so well? 😍
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Address: 2 Jurong East Street 21, IMM, #02-15A, Singapore 609601
Opening Hours: 11.00am to 10.00pm, daily
Contact: +65 68961396 | Facebook
If you’re constantly torn between Korean and Japanese food then this ought to do the trick! Omoomodon serves a variety of rice bowls with different types of toppings that will be sure to satisfy any type of craving.
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But if you’re still not satisfied with the menu, create your own rice bowl! First, choose your base, either rice, soba or udon. Next, select your garnish and your choice of meat. Top it off with your favourite sauce. It is entirely up to you to match it according to your Korean or Japanese preference.
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If only it was this easy to create a magical and ideal oppa or unnie to stay by your side 😛
Address: 1 Vista Exchange Green, #02-14/15, Singapore 138617
Opening Hours: 11.00am to 9.30pm, daily
Contact: +65 67341863 | Website
Looks can be very deceiving so don’t be fooled! These may look like little pints of ice-cream but what’s inside is actually so much healthier.
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Dosirak too adopts the DIY (do-it-yourself) concept but emphasises on the idea of having a quick and healthy takeaway. Vegetables are not heavily cooked so that you won’t miss out on the nutrients your body needs. Wherever cooking is needed, any kind of MSG or refined sugar are not welcomed in these little bundles of joy.
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So who says you can’t stay healthy while indulging in Korean cuisine? Fill these tubs with your desired base, toppings and sauces and you’re good to go!
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Make sure to shake well before eating. Not you, the lunchbox 😂
Address: 18 Cross Street, China Square Central, #01-02, Singapore 048423
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 11.30am to 6.00pm, Saturday, 11.30am to 3.30pm (Closed on Sundays)
Contact: +65 65366034 | Website
10. 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken
As if we haven’t talked about fried chicken enough, here is another alternative restaurant to enjoy flavourful fried chicken. What’s interesting is that this establishment is not from Korea or from any other country but a home-grown Singaporean brand!
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Their signature crispy chicken are lightly brushed with either Soy Garlic or Hot & Spicy sauce. Though the flavours are limited, they do have other rice boxes with chicken or seafood for you to choose from.
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If you want a healthier option, 4 Fingers serves a variety of salads too! A pretty straightforward menu but with such unique pangs of flavours that will make all 4 of your fingers curl in, you’ll be leaving the place with a huge thumbs up!
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So, if you’ve been infected with the Korean fever as well, don’t bother going to the doctor 😝 Just head on down to these 10 Halal Korean restaurants in Singapore! Time to treat yourself 😌