Have you ever had those days when your mind drifts off to the last halal Korean food you had in Singapore? While there's no shortage of Korean fried chicken, kimchi jjigae, and samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup) around your neighbourhood, Korean foodies always welcome any new addition to the Singaporean food scene.
Korean food, at the heart of it all, brings people together and such sentiment is true for JW Korean Food Story. Situated at Kopitiam @ Ghim Moh, finding affordable halal Korean food in the hawker centres of Singapore is hard to come by, but that's a challenge that owner Safwan Kamal and his business partner are willing to seize.
After working in various restaurants and hotels (including Pan Pacific Hotel and JW Marriott Hotel), Safwan brings his culinary skills to the masses. That's something you can tell when you find long-hour boiled beef ramen and homemade barbecue grill on your table.
'Go big or go home' applies to what's on your table as well. Treat your loved ones to heartwarming army stew steamboat that's perfect for 2 to 3 people. With minced beef, sausages, and vegetables swimming in free-flow spicy army stew soup, you know where to go on a rainy day.
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For a bowl that's close to the flavours of the sea, there's seafood jjampong ramen that's deliciously decorated with prawns, clams, squid ring, and black fungus. Topped with a sprinkle of chopped scallions to brighten up your meal, it'll be a treat for anyone who enjoys a bowl of ramen.
You can also heat things up with seafood soft tofu soup with brown rice. It's spicy, let us tell you that. Complement your spoonful of rice with clam, squid, prawn, and soft tofu, so you can tame the fire - just a tiny bit. JW Korean Food Story also prepares its own kimchi that is fermented for two weeks by the owner himself!
It'll be tough to turn down some delicious grilled goodness, and JW Korean Food Story serves homemade barbecue and grill consisting of beef and chicken steak. Safwan's grilled menu also comes with local Malay sauce to give it a personal spin!
If only we could see the flaming grilled action that happens in the kitchen! It goes without saying that it'll be a satisfying treat for every meat lover who dines at JW Korean Food Story.
While halal Korean hawker stalls are hard to come by, it takes a bit of searching to find a lunch spot such as JW Korean Food Story. The next time your mind drifts off to delicious army stew steamboat or seafood jjampong ramen, come here to add a new page to your Singaporean food story!
Halal status: Muslim-owned
Average price of main dishes: SGD5.50
Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-10PM
Address: 19 Ghim Moh Road, #01-229, Kopitiam Stall 8, Singapore 270019
Directions: Alight at Buona Vista MRT station and walk for 10 minutes to Kopitiam @ Ghim Moh where JW Korean Food Story is located. To skip the walking, you can take buses number 92, 100 or 111 from Buona Vista MRT station (or from any train station along the bus routes) and stop at Kopitiam @ Ghim Moh.
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