Love Korean Pop culture? You must be one of the fans of Korean food as well. From Kimchi to army stew. But have you heard about modern Korean cuisine? Joo Bar is a sleek, casual and inviting venue within a heritage three-storey shophouse in the heart of Singapore near Bugis, offering top notch modern Korean bites and creative drinks in a space that exudes a laid-back vibe with a tasteful dose of edginess
You wouldn't find waitress wearing traditional Korean dress serving you, you will not find traditional Korean food but instead, a creative way to cook, present and some of them, a fusion of western and Korean into them. Even for their drinks, you can expect something fun and tasty on a hot humid afternoon or relaxing after work in the evening.
Truffle fries for a start to start my stomach engine for a great lunch with my friends. The smell from the truffle oil aromatised the whole room as its been served. topped with seaweed flakes and cheese with a yummy kimchi mustard dipping, a good start! The tofu chips with Korean style salsa and warm kimchi with tofu and spam is next. nothing fantastic with the warm kimchi, tofu and spam but the chips with the salsa is worth a try for your appetisers.
The chicken wings, aka Joo wings not bad, nicely fried wings crispy on the outside and I'm sure chicken wing lovers will like it. Grilled squid is nice too. slightly chewy and lightly salted and seasoned squid grilled to perfection for grilled seafood lovers. Next, grilled and roasted Mangalista belly (Hungarian breed of domestic pig).
If you’re the health conscious kind, this will turn you off and for the grilled or roasted meat lovers, this is something which will choke you artilleries by an additional of 20%. Sinful but yet you’ll love the danger of dancing with the devil and I’m sure many of you will find this sinfully satisfying! One of the the best dishes being served.
Oh have I forgotten about this?! This is one more great dish at Joo Bar, LA style Black Angus Kalbi. wonderfully grilled and the dark pinkish meat, juicy and flavourful. I almost forget about this must have! We had the Korean minced rib steak too as well. but i would wish that I had come in the form of a burger as it feels like its missing something… The seafood Gochujang risotto and pasta is something you might wanna have if you’re not into the meaty stuffs. Fresh seafood and big prawns, creative sauce for both these two dishes is worth trying
Overall, if you fancy something different and yet feeling the Korean in you, do try them out. Come and enjoy your lunch or dinner here but do not come in very hungry. You might be fuming mad with their pace of serving your food.
:) 즐기다 Jeulgida!
5 Tan Quee Lan Street, S(188094)
Opens from: 1730hrs-0000hrs
Yes talking about the my crave for steamboat, and this afternoon had my craving fixed for Japanese style steamboat. Total of 5 different kinds of soup base to choose from (of course being the greedy, I actually wanted to try all 5… but…) and served in a yuan yang pot which can cater to two kinds of flavours.
"This “House of Hot Pot” is designed to offer heart-warming dining experiences at equally affordable prices. Diners enjoy unlimited, top-quality chilled beef and pork in paper-thin slices and farmed chicken that are oh-so-delicious in their own right. Another highlight of Suki-Ya is its vegetable bar featuring a wide variety of fresh vegetables to round up the meal with a healthy touch. Along with sumptuous soups and broths, dining at Suki-Ya is bound to perk up everyone’s taste buds!" - extracted from the website.
Lunch at this branch seems to be smooth and not too packed. You actually have a limited time to enjoy your meal (which is what I actually don't like) but 90mins is good enough for me to enjoy and fill my stomach.
Two bars of vegetables to choose from, pretty fresh but the shrooms variety is limited and those golden mushroom lovers, you might not enjoy it here hor… They have 3 kinds of meat, pork,, chicken and beef, thinly sliced and great for your shabu shabu.
I personally love the sukiyaki soup (soy sauce sweet flavour) base and I chose shabu (the savoury cousin of sukiyaki) as the other. Similar to those Chinese style steamboat, you can mix your own dipping; ponzu, raw egg, spicy peanut sauce, spring onions, chilli or add in some chopped garlics.
Give me these and I'm a happy man! Love sliced meat, they are good and its yummy and worth it for the price at lunch! I think there is a promotion going on now so even better for me! #nomnomnom If only they allow me to have some nice desserts and give me my shrooms, they will get a high score from me. For now, its a 3.5/5 and its still worth a try if you have the crave for some soupy buffet steamboat~!
There are a total of 09 outlets for this restaurant and some of them are situated in the heartlands. Do give it a try and share with me if you like it. :)
Finally gotten myself a desktop to work on my articles and pictorials. Having quite a few places to recommend and to share with you all. And let us continue with my food blog on yet another buffet treat.
There is always a craving for steamboat buffets even in a hot and humid Singapore. We have so many varieties over the years and you can really find so many different styles from Japanese which is one of my favourite to Chinese SiChuan style. on this article, I would like to share with you this lovely steamboat place, Coca steamboat, where you can have Ala-carte Thai-style “Suki”
On the web or maybe in the restaurant, you might be guided on “how to fully enjoy” the true Thai-style Suki Steamboat. but honestly speaking, I feel that you should just follow how you would want to enjoy it yourself. this Ala-carte steamboat buffet first starts off with a set of vegetables and a small portion of meat. You might want to consider to inform the serving crew of your preference of food (especially if you’re a carnivore).
The food served are fresh but there is a limited choice of food available and of you’re looking for thinly sliced beef, I would not suggest you to order the beef on the buffet menu. You can however order it separately and i think they have quite a variety of meats available for additional orders. Sometimes when have steamboat, we would casually just dump everything into the hot boiling soup but here at Coca, they can help you “start up” the first round of food and put them in accordingly so that the food cooks perfectly all at the same time.
Oh I forgot about the soup base, there is a few choices to choose from. Similar to many other steamboat places, you can choose up to 2 bases to enjoy. I wouldn't say the soup is fantastic, but I definitely enjoyed drinking it after a few rounds of seafood and meat boiling in it.
The seafood is fresh and of course crunchy vegetables. Just a reminder, you might not be able to find crab sticks or some basic ingredients for your steamboat here. In fact, Coca focuses more on the higher quality range of food like fish glue, cuttlefish, sotong balls, prawns and poultry.
With the amount that you have to pay, you can expect good service, fresh food and of course, get a great company to enjoy this wonderful meal! Give it a try and let me know what you think of and gosh I’m craving for steamboat again! (Maybe a Japanese style this time)