Sundubu Jjigae 순두부찌개, the Korean soft tofu stew dish that is spicy and flavourful has found its fans in Singapore, so much so that you can find specialty stalls located in our local heartland kopitiams.

”Soon” in “soontofu” generally refers to soft.

Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu which is an off-shoot from SBCD Korean Tofu House, has opened three outlets (and I reckon more soon) at Punggol, Jurong and Ang Mo Kio.

Just a few years back, Korean coffeeshop stalls generally sell ‘everything-under-the-sky’, typically with hotplates, stews, bibimbap, fried chicken and more in a single stall.

It is good to see restaurants opening up express stalls to offer similar products at more wallet-friendly prices. And kopitiams are certainly upping their game with their choice of tenants.

Buk Chang Dong offers Soon Tofu from $6 – that’s the vegetable set. In comparison, the sets at SBCD Korean Tofu House start from $19.90.

Other choices at the express stall include Seafood Soon Tofu Set ($8), Pork Soon Tofu Set ($7), Beef Soon Tofu Set ($7) and Assorted Soon Tofu Set ($8).

Accordingly, the tofu used is handmade fresh in the SBCD kitchen, using specially imported soybeans from Paju, South Korea.

Paju is located close to Korea’s Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) and contains fresh produce due to its untouched and pristine nature.

The Soontofu here is prepared using a 10-ingredients secret recipe soy paste (“dadaegi” in Korean) which makes it flavourful without using artificial flavourings.

A set would be served with seaweed, kimchi and rice. Unfortunately, you cannot choose your level of spiciness. (An auntie in front of me wanted to order ”shao la” which is less spicy.)

The portion here seemed to be smaller, served in a plastic black bowl.

I found the base still moderately flavourful, just mildly spicy, but lacking in that robustness and body. Also seemed a little more diluted than expected.

The beancurd was smooth, though I wished there was more in quantity.

Surprise, surprise… my favourite item turned out to be the Mandu Dumplings ($4.50 for 3pcs, $6.50 for 5pcs) with pork or kimchi & japchae fillings.

The outer layer was pleasantly crisp, while the fillings was moist and packed. I mean, better than the usual foodcourt standard.

Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu – Ang Mo Kio
Food Loft, 732 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 Stall 8, Singapore 560721
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)

Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu – Punggol
671 Edgefield Plains, Happy Hawkers #01-01, Singapore 820671
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)

Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu – Jurong
132 Jurong Gateway Rd, Singapore 600132
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)

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