A Squid Game uniformed Pink Soldier is placed outside this new Korean BBQ Restaurant near Tanjong Pagar MRT Station at Peck Seah Street.
A bit scary if you ask me, especially when you are driving past late at night.
But it does serve its purpose, and attracted me enough to want to try.
The authentic looking MIMI Korean BBQ Restaurant 미미 비비큐 complete with woody tables and real Koreans serving was quite packed anyway.
There was a Unlimited BBQ Buffet – no wonder. The all-you-can-eat buffet is priced affordably at $29.50+ for adult, and $19.50+ for child. No GST.
Note there is an additional $5 charge for Friday, Saturday, eve of and public holidays. Still, this is considered inexpensive for the amount of meats you are getting.
Choices include Beef Short Plate, Beef Bulgogi, Pork Belly, Marinated Pork Galbi, Spicy Pork Bulgogi, Spicy Chicken Galbi, Soya Chicken Galbi. Additional cheese at $5.
This buffet was all about meat, meat, meat.
There were no additional items, such as some rice, noodles or other cheaper items (a common ‘tactic) to fill you up.
Update: there is now a new ‘rule’ of 90 minutes time limit.
The staff looked frantic and busy, so it may be difficult to get their attention. The buzzer on my table did not quite work as well. BUT they did seem trying their best in wanting to please every customer.
If buffet is not your thing and you prefer ala carte, options include Beef Short Rib Bone-In ($40), Beef Ribeye ($45), Marinated Beef Galbi ($40), Pork Belly ($20), Black Pork Belly ($28), Black Pork Jowl ($28), Marinated Pork Galbi ($25), Spicy Chicken Galbi ($22), and Soya Chicken Galbi ($22).
Singaporeans seem to prefer marinated meats for the sweet-savoury flavours, and there is enough variety to go around.
The Spicy Chicken Galbi was one of my favourites for its tender texture and they were well marinated.
But there are those (like the Koreans) who prefer to savour the natural flavours of the meats.
I generally found the portions good enough and meats of reasonably good quality and fresh-tasting, not the frozen type like some buffets may serve.
However, if you prefer to be pampered and have a staff serve and cut the meats for you, then some other Korean BBQ restaurants along Tanjong Pagar Road may provide more attentive service.
Also available are ala carte items of Korean Army Stew ($44), Pork Backbone Stew ($37, $4), Fishcake Soup ($35), Spicy Korean Chicken Stew ($47), and Seafood Spring Onion Pancake ($27).
Comparatively, I found these non-buffet dishes and meats a tad on the expensive side, given that you will probably have to ‘jostle’ for attention with the buffet customers and experience a longer wait.
A special dish served only during lunch time is the Steamed Beef & Vegetables in a cypress steamer (starts from $20, min 2 pax).
MIMI Korean BBQ Restaurant 미미 비비큐
2 Peck Seah St, 01-01 Air View Building, Singapore 079305
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3pm, 5:30pm – 11pm (Mon – Sun)
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