Perhaps watching Korean dramas such as Extraordinary Attorney Woo may make you crave for Korean street food such as Gimbap (or Kimbap).
Less of a restaurant but more of a takeaway stand, Koryo Jeong 고려정 makes popular small bites that transports you to the streets of Seoul.
It has set up shop in International Plaza, just beside the Tanjong Pagar MRT. Among a crowd of eateries with long queues, Koryo Jeong has the least waiting time if you are looking for something quick.
There are some seats though if you come during an off-peak hour.
Out front, big trays of prepared food are lined up for both your viewing and dining pleasure.
Bright orange Tteokbokki ($6), spicy rice cakes, is their main selling point. They come in a little cup for you to takeaway easily.
The chewy rice cakes are always satisfying to eat, especially when the sauce trends to the sweeter side like this one.
Fishcakes with Soup ($5) is easy to eat if you want something convenient.
I found their Eomukguk broth very tasty – a light, savoury broth with that touch of seafood sweetness that is ultra-comforting to the belly.
You can make a lighter lunch for yourself if you order the little boxes of Kimbap ($8), Japchae ($8) or range of lunch boxes.
They come pre-packed, so you can get them almost immediately.
Freshly fried Korean Corndogs come in Original ($5.50), Mozzarella ($5) and Half and Half ($5). You will get them with ketchup and mustard.
I thought the Corndog could do with a fluffier dough that is less dense, although street snacks are just what they are – you are not looking for true gourmet quality.
There are other seasonal items like the Korean Street Toast, which you can check out on the menu printed on the wall.
Koryo Jeong is an easy pick if you want to indulge in Korean snacks once in a while.
I couldn’t resist getting buying some of the boxed kimchi back – not bad and would please those who prefer their kimchi on the spicier end.
Koryo Jeong 고려정
International Plaza #01-50, 10 Anson Road, Singapore 079903
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 6pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun
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* Written by Daniel Ang @DanielFoodDiary and Dean Ang. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.