Daessiksin 大食神 – Korean BBQ at Orchard Gateway for $14.90
Delicious cheap Korean BBQ for $14.90! How to earn? Daebak or not? Daessiksin 大食神 is a newly opened Korean grill BBQ restaurant at Level 3 of Orchard Gateway, which will bring some friendly contest to its nearby neighbours.
What first attracted me to the restaurant was its prices – Weekday lunch and dinner ($14.90++ and $24.90++) and Weekends (All day $24.90++), drinks included. Children’s price ($8.90++ and $18.90++). Plus there were some credit and membership card promotions.
The competition of Korean BBQ is fierce, pushing prices down to be very reasonable. Can’t complain, considering this is right smack down town.
Key things that I look out for in such buffet restaurants – variety of food, ambience (music and space), service (how fast things can be cleared), and smell, or more correctly leaving without smelling like charred pork.
There was a selection of meats available, from chicken bulgogi, pork marinated rib, pork belly, beef bulgogi, spicy chicken collar to bacon.
I generally liked the beef short ribs best, but what impressed me was the tasty marinate and the meats did not come in unthawed chunks (which I experienced at some other places). The accompanying spicy Korean gochujang sauces and side dishes such as kimchi and sweet corn, were quite delicious complements.
One thing I noticed was that that charred items on the grills could be easily wiped off as they were specially made – clean and efficient.
Some of the cooked food however, such as the kimchi pancake and jap chae, were not so striking, perhaps because I went late afternoon and they were left in the tray for a while.
Daessiksin occupied a huge space of the mall, with tall ceiling and more open spaces, and thus you would not get that congested and crammed feeling even if you would come down during a packed weekend.
If buffet is not your cup of tea, lunch goers can also considered the sets, such as Pork Belly with Spicy Squid ($12.80++), Saba Fish ($11.80++), Bimbimbap ($11.00++) and Ramyun ($6.80++) – all affordably priced.
277 Orchard Road, Orchard Gateway #03-17, Singapore 238858
Tel: +65 6702 7427
Opening Hours: 11.30am-3.30pm, 5.30-10pm (Mon-Thurs); 11.30am-3.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm (Fri); Sat: 11.30am-10.30pm (Sat); 11.30am-10pm (Sun)
Other branch: Serangoon NEX # 02-04/06 Tel: +65 6634 4608
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