FUCKING BAN CHAN. Or whatever its spelt in English. It means “side dishes” in Korean. They look so damn awesome isn’t it? Traditional beansprouts seasoned lightly with spring onions, sesame lotus roots, fermented veg, sweet and spicy fishcake strips, my favorite potato strips and of course, Kimchi.
Today, I am introducing you guys the Korean Restaurant that I have worked at when I was still a teenager, getting through school. I fell in love with the food, and the courage of the Korean boss. He was just an average salary drawing man back in Korea, with his wife and a son. With the intent to pursue his passion, he sold his house in Korea to come all the way to SG, to achieve his dream; to open his very own restaurant.
Everything there is imported from Korea, and most of the staff are Korean too. Expect nothing but quality ingredients, which makes the price even more reasonable than it should be.
We ordered my favorite, Army Stew, seafood pancake, a selection of Korean BBQ that includes Pork belly, ribeye, and pork chops and a special cheesy sweet sour chicken.
Here’s the friendly Korean boss (one of the shareholders) who has kindly offered to help us prepare the grill.
A quick snap of me and my favorite army stew!!
The pancake is a must try only if Mr Kim is the one doing the cooking! It’s crispy on the outside, but fluffy on the inside. Packed with goodness! The ingredients are fresh and given sparingly.
My sister ordered this cheesy sweet sour chicken. It’s expensive in my opinion. 35$. It’s delicious. but I suggest do not add it if you are watching your budget. The army stew is only 30++ as well! So you imagine, this chicken thing is really overpriced. But I guess the main bulk of the price tag comes from the generous topping of cheese.
Everyone was so full but I wuz liek fuck dem bitches Im gon order one more tofu stew. HAHAHA. IT WAS AWESOME OK. ITS ONLY 10$ AND IT COMES WITH RICE (but of course I couldnt stomach the rice.)
We had Makkoli. Its Korean Rice wine. Tastes really nice. AND WHAT THE HELL ITS SO DAMN CUTE RIGHT THE POT AND LADLE. I had so much fun scooping the Makkoli into our golden brass bowls. I begged Mr Kim to bring me a pot and ladle back the next time he goes back to Korea.
A selfie with Mr Kim. 😀
SOz. ur goddess wasn’t wearing any makeup.
I hope that you guys can drop by when you have the chance. Lots of things have changed since then, and now he hired a cook who helps him with the cooking. So this is what I normally do when I go there –
I will ask if Mr Kim is around. if yes, then you should feel free to order all the stuff like pancakes, stir fried stuff etc. Otherwise, the soups will be great because its still cooked using his recipe.
This is the restaurant details 🙂
Korean Restaurant Joo Mak
144 Upper Bukit Timah Road
#04-01 Beauty World Centre
Tel: 6466 7871 / 8229 4055
Hours: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM / 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM
LET ME KNOW IF YOU WANT TO GO TOGETHER WITH ME 😀