I was rather intrigued when I came across Gerill Bab, a Korean grilled meat ricebowl speciality store found at AMK Hub basement food kiosk area.
The store stood out with its concrete brick counter which was modelled after traditional Korean Hanok for the vibes. (This may remind you of 9PM Kkochi at Causeway Point.)
In Korean language, Ge-rill is the direct pronunciation of English word, grill, and Bab refers to rice.
So, they sell grilled items on rice, very literally.
While the term grilling is being loosely used, their grilling style is more of like Japanese Teppanyaki, which involves cooking ingredients over a metal griddle.
Their menu is relatively straight forward – pick a choice of meat as main to go along with base option such as rice, noodles or salad.
They offer meat options such as Chicken ($6.80), Fish ($7.80) and Beef Patty ($7.80). For those who prefer better quality meat, Premium Beef ($11.80) is also available.
I went for Beef ($7.80) on Rice, which was assembled with sides such as Kimchi, Sliced Cucumber, Sous Vide Egg and Seaweed flakes.
The beef was tender and savoury from cooking with Korean BBQ sauce, with hints of sourish-spiciness when eaten together with kimchi.
Their Garlic Butter Prawn ($8.80) also left an impression with garlic butter fragrance infused into fresh prawns when pan grilled.
While ricebowl should be their default speciality, their noodle base took me by pleasant surprise as it was deliciously tossed in seasoning such as sesame oil and soy sauce with an alluring aroma.
If I had to nitpick, I would probably prefer ramyun noodles to be more al dente with some firmness to its texture.
For the price that I am paying for, it is an affordable hearty bowl of Korean ricebowl or noodles which can serve as a quick fuss-free meal.
Good news for our Muslim friends, they do not serve pork and are in the midst of applying halal certification.
53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 #B2-19, Ang Mo Kio Hub, Singapore 569933
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)
* Written by Lewis Tan @juicyfingers, a self-proclaimed coffee addict. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.