Tempura + Army Stew? If you want a one-stop shop to enjoy Korean fare, both savoury and sweet, Patbingsoo Korean Dining House is a good option.
Patbingsoo Korean Dining House is the first in Singapore to bring together under one roof the best of both worlds.
And yes, they serve up much more than Bingsoo.
This casual dining brand offers a diverse selection of latest comfort street food trends from the bustling Korean night markets from Army Stew, Bibimbap to Korean Ramyeon.
It is located at Northpoint City, Jurong Point and VivoCity.
The brand continues to delight fans of Korean cuisine with new items and classic favourites in a fun Korean-style setting.
The savoury side of the menu is extensive, offering you 6 choices of Jjigae, 6 choices of Ramyeon, Korean meals like Patbingsoo Beef and Chips, Tteok Carbonara, Japchae, and Cheese Tteokbokki.
If you want a quick bite, they offer Fried Samgyeobsal, Tteokkochi, Pork/Beef Kimbap, Popcorn Chicken, Chicken Wings, and Chicken Skin. Rice dishes like Bibimbap, Cheese Kimchi Fried Rice, and Dub Bap (served in a hot stone bowl) are also available.
Here are some recommended items you can try:
Twi Gim Jjigae ($39.90)
A dish where Army Stew meets Tempura. Is this your dream come true?
Similar to the Japanese tempura, twi gim refers to batter-dipped deep-fried items like vegetables, meats and seafood. This jjigae (stew) features different types of twi gim such as seafood (prawns and mussels), meat (chicken sausage), vegetables (shiitake mushroom), and rice cake.
Of course, it wouldn’t be complete without the ramyeon.
The stew is infused with tteokbokki soup base for an intense flavour.
If you are concerned that the tempura would get too soggy if left in the soup for too long, you could pick up some of the crispier pieces out first. Otherwise, it is a different kind of satisfaction when the tempura pieces absorb the flavours of the stew.
Love spicy soup-base bursting with Gochujang flavours? This is for you.
Haemul Jjigae ($39.90)
Haemul (Seafood) Jjigae presents a combination of Tiger prawns and shellfish (white clams and mussels) with crab sticks and fish cakes.
Joining these popular seafood ingredients are rice cakes, sliced tofu, shiitake mushroom, enoki mushrooms, and green onions.
Instead of ramyeon noodles, they use Korean glass noodles for this stew.
Everything is slow cooked in the pot until all their flavours meld in unison. Available in a spicy Gochujang (get a glass of water ready, just in case) or non-spicy base.
Jjim-Dak Jjigae ($36.90)
Jjim-Dak is a Korean-style braised chicken dish with vegetables and sweet potato noodles called dangmyun, popularised in Andong.
Order this dish and enjoy succulent boneless cuts of chicken with tender braised chunks of potatoes, carrots, onions, rice cake, and vegetables.
The parts I enjoyed most were the soft texture of the braised potatoes and sweetness of the carrots.
Similar to Haemul Jjigae, this also uses the chewy Korean glass noodles which will absorb some of the dark sauce which is savoury, mildly salty and sweet with an addictive complex flavour.
Gochujang Ramyeon ($12.90)
Among the 6 ramyeon dishes in the new menu (the others include Bean Paste Ramyeon, Daebak Ramyeon, Kimchi Ramyeon), don’t miss Gochujang Ramyeon which is a house special.
This Korean ramen noodle dish features slices of luncheon meat, enoki mushrooms, cuts of pork/beef belly, dried seaweed, green onion, and a fresh egg.
This signature dish is prepared using a special house-made spicy Gochujang sauce, which can be described as ”shiok”.
Tteokbokki Ramyeon ($12.90)
Go for this ramyeon dish for its classic combination of ingredients. You not only get the chewy and spicy Korean rice cakes aka tteokbokki but also several pieces of crisp-fried seaweed rolls aka kim mari.
These rolls are popular street food – they and tteokbokki go together like popcorn and movies.
Essentially, they are dangmyun (glass noodles) stuffed in a seaweed sheet, rolled up, coated in batter, and deep-fried to a crisp.
This dish is topped with grated mixed cheese to balance the spiciness of the soup base. Between the 2 Ramyeon, I personally prefer the Gochujang with a spicier kick.
Dry Kimchi Ramyeon ($11.90)
For a different type of ramyeon experience, try Patbingsoo’s Dry Kimchi Ramyeon.
Instead of a slow cooking as a stew, these ramen noodles are tossed in a special spicy in-house sauce that coats every strand.
Each order comes with a plate of noodles topped with slices of luncheon meat, fried battered slices of pork belly, kimchi, slivers of dried seaweed, lettuce chiffonade, and a sunny side up egg.
If you are the type who enjoys having dry noodles while watching K dramas, this is your kind of food.
Tteok Carbonara ($12.90)
This Koreanised version of the Italian carbonara is a popular item in the menu.
It is made with sautéed tteok (Korean rice cake), mixed with bite-sized bacons and corn kernels.
The sauce that holds them all together is a combination of cream sauce and cheese, making it a rich dish that’s hard to resist.
Ultimate Cheese Chicken Wings ($19.90)
Can’t get enough of cheese? These Ultimate Cheese Chicken Wings are an answer to your prayers.
Get these crunchy Korean-style chicken wings fried and coated in either a spicy or honey garlic sauce.
Drizzled on these wings are cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, ready to be melted over a table-top stove and be stretched, wrapped and rolled around the chicken.
An order also comes with fries, which you can dunk into the melted cheese to your satisfaction.
Euljiro Bingsoo ($13.90)
Their dressed up bingsoo (or “bingsu”) with its bowlful of finely shaved ice and assorted toppings (fruits and what have you’s) is perfect for the sweltering summer day.
Here they have versions with red beans (“patbingsoo”) and versions without (“bingsoo”). It’s a refreshing dessert that is double the fun when shared with family or friends.
Try their Euljiro Bingsoo, made with fresh strawberry halves, two kinds of cheese cake (cut into bite-sized cubes), and a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
Fans of cheese cake will love how light and fluffy they are, and the berry cheese cake simply complements the overall sweet and subtle tartness profile of this dessert.
A special berry cheese sauce is poured over it for maximum enjoyment, gentle eroding the shaved ice to a delicious pool of flavours.
Guro Bingsoo ($12.90)
If you adore the tropical flavour of mango, this bingsoo is made just for you.
Imagine loads of sweet mango cubes over finely shaved ice. Add to that a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Then, you have some mango cheese sauce on the side, which you can pour all over the ice cream and the mangoes until they are drenched in flavour.
What you get is a refreshingly sweet, fruity and creamy concoction that memorably ends your meal.
Patbingsoo Korean Dining House
Northpoint City South Wing #B1-181, 1 Northpoint Drive Singapore 768019
Tel: +65 9169 5835
Jurong Point #03-56, 63 Jurong West Central 3 Singapore 648331
Tel: +65 9169 5817
VivoCity #B2-27 1 Harbourfront Walk Singapore 098585
Tel: +65 9187 0372
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10:00pm (Sun – Thurs), 11:30am – 11:00pm (Fri – Sat, Eve PH, PH) Last orders 30min before closing
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