My mum, sis and I decided to check out the new Korean stall in the Toa Payoh HDB Hub Foodcourt for lunch earlier. I skeptically circled the stall while deciding between korean and nonya food..the boss was a friendly korean lady who recommended their Saba Set the moment she saw me. After much deliberation, my sis picked the Ramyeon ($4.50/$5), my mum ordered the Kimchi Fried Rice ($4.50/$5), and I had the Saba Set ($5.50). They also have 2 types of bibimbap, yuk gae jang (spicy beef/pork/chicken soup with vegetables) and kimchi soup on the menu. Not a bad selection for such a small stall.
As it turned out, their Ramyeon wasn’t too good [**.] because the noodles tasted like the instant type and ingredients were limited. The soup was relatively tasty, but could’ve been better. Comparing like for like, Kim Dae Mun Korean Cuisine over at the Meredien foodcourt has a better bowl of ramyeon.
However, all’s not lost. If there is 1 thing I’d definitely come back for…it’ll be their Saba Set [****]. The lady boss was right, the saba was well-grilled and retained its juicy sweetness. Topped with a teriyaki-like sauce, this fish was superb. What you see here is really only half a saba, but a sizeable portion nonetheless. Value for money.
Lastly, do skip the Kimchi Fried Rice [**.]. The rice was too sticky and it clumped together. Ingredients were scarce, consisting of egg and kimchi only. That being said, the kimchi was good even if the rice wasn’t. They do sell their side dishes of kimchi and anchovies (ikan bilis) separately if you’re interested. For korean food fans out there who don’t want to burn a hole in the pocket, do check out Kim Dae Mun at Meredien and the korean stall at Lavender Food Centre (near Jalan Besar) next to Eminent Plaza.
Taste – 6/10 (worth visiting for their Saba)
Price – $
Service – 7/10
Ambience – 5/10
Accessibility – 8/10
[$]-cheap like peanuts: ($10 & below/person)
[$$]-average Jane ($15-$25/person)
[$$$]-you might wanna tke tht card out..($30-$60/person)
[$$$$]-extremely exorbitant ($70 & above/person)
[* to *****] – rating(s) for individual dishes
Lorong 6 Toa Payoh HDB Hub, Basement,
Toa Payoh HDB Hub Food Court
Mon – Sat: 11 am – approx 9 pm
Dress code: Casual
Nearest MRT: Toa Payoh