88 Pocha + BBQ at Duxton in Tanjong Pagar combines the experience of Pojangmacha with the flavourful depth of Korean BBQ.

For those unacquainted, Pojangmacha (포장마차) often referred to as a “night tent street”, is a South Korean street food dining experience.

It is characterised by its casual, laid-back ambience where people gather to enjoy food, drink, and camaraderie under large tents set up along the streets. The restaurant hopes to recreate those vibes.

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If you find the name 88 Pocha + BBQ familiar, it is the sister restaurant to 88 Pocha at Holland Village and Upper Serangoon Road.

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Therefore 88 Pocha + BBQ aims to provides the setting for gatherings – be it a casual catch-up among friends or a relaxed outing with colleagues after a long day.

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With a wide range on the menu, the spotlight is the barbecued selections offer a smoky depth of flavour, including the Duroc Pork Set ($45.88) and Chicken Set ($45.88). Good value for its money.

Other than sets, there are ala carte options of LA Galbi, A5 Wagyu Beef Clod, Boneless Chicken Neck, Pork Belly and more.

Here’s more:

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Duroc Pork Set ($45.88)
Diners are presented with an assortment of Pork Belly, Pork Jowl, accompanied by Chinese chives, watercress, and the tangy punch of kimchi.

The star here is undoubtedly the sophisticated blast-frozen Duroc pork. With a controlled rapid freezing process, the pork retains its peak freshness, locking in a juiciness that one wouldn’t typically associate with frozen meat.

The Duroc pork belly, once barbecued, reveals a melt-in-the-mouth texture that is complemented by its inherent slightly sweet and robust flavour.

I preferred the Pork Jowl, though not the most common cut found in Korean BBQs. It has a slight crispy exterior with an interesting slight-crunchy texture.

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Chicken Set ($45.88)
While Pork seems to be the conventional choice for Korean BBQ, do give the Chicken Set a try (I preferred this set overall.)

This set offers a unique meat trio of Chicken Thigh, Chicken Oysters and Boneless Neck; as well as King Oyster Mushrooms and Leek.

After barbecuing, the Chicken Thigh emerges with a golden-brown sear, which gives way to succulent meat within.

The Chicken Oysters, a delicacy for those in the know, present a texture that is tender with concentrated flavour.

My favourite part was the unconventional choice of the Boneless Chicken Neck Meat. These were lean strips of flesh with a moderate amount of fat, and a hint of chewiness.

Once grilled, its skin acquired a subtle crispiness, while the inner meat retained its juiciness and tenderness.

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Complete the Korean BBQ with stews such as Seafood Soft Tofu Stew ($12.88), Kimchi Stew ($12.88) or Soy Bean Stew ($12.88).

Get the Seafood Soft Tofu stew for fresh seafood cooked with silky tofu, creating a warm and comforting bowl.

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Don’t miss the Korean Steamed Egg ($8.88) or “Gyeranjjim” which has a moist, cloud-like texture.

Served steaming hot, its mildness provides a comforting counterbalance to the stronger, spicy flavours of Korean cuisine.

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Diving into the “Pocha” side of the menu, there are four tiers of A, B, C, and D – priced at $12.88, $16.88, $19.88, and $29.88 respectively.

In the sharing category of A ($12.88 each), dishes like Tteokbokki, Corn Cheese Spicy Ramyeon, Truffle Jjajang Ramyeon, and Bacon Kimchi Fried Rice are recommended.

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For those with a penchant for heartier fare, go for the D ($29.88 each) options.

The Korean Fried Chicken is an obvious crowd-pleaser with its crispy exterior and succulent meat, while the Spicy Cheese Dakgalbi or Spicy Chicken Feet with Rice Ball provides a bold mix of flavours.

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It is the Oden Soup ($19.88) that deserves a special mention.

Presented in a nickel kettle over a flame, the soup remains invitingly warm throughout the meal, with soft Korean fish cakes with tender daikon radish.

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A place to have Korean BBQ with a selection of popular street food and refreshing beverages that complement them, this restaurant does have that chillax vibes.

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88 Pocha + BBQ
17 Duxton Road Singapore 089483 (Tanjong Pagar MRT Station)
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3pm, 5pm – 11pm (Mon – Sun)

88 Pocha – Holland Village
26A Lor Mambong Singapore 277685 (Holland Village)
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3pm, 5:30pm – 12am (Mon – Fri), 11:30am – 12am (Sat – Sun)

88 Pocha – Serangoon
957 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534717
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3pm, 5:30pm – 12am (Mon – Sun)

88 Seoul BBQ
68 Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555964
Opening Hours: 11am – 3pm, 5pm – 11pm (Mon – Sun)

Other Related Entries
88 K Town (Bugis Junction)
Kimchi Jib Express (Holland Village)
88 Pocha (Holland Village)

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* This entry is brought to you in partnership with 88 Pocha + BBQ.

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