Located in the buzzing Serangoon Garden enclave, Hanwoori Korean Restaurant is one of those under-the-radar restaurants that only Korean food lovers in the know and residents will find their way here. The fuss-free outlet may be easily missed from the road, so look out for OCBC Bank and you are on your way to a splendid meal.
Hanwoori Korean Restaurant is unpretentious and homely. The owner is a jovial lady that is so passionate and hospitable, she makes you feel like you are dining in a hole-in-the-wall joint in Korea. We find ourselves returning so often for she serves very authentic Korean food.
The menu is comprehensive. You have your usual BBQ meat options (S$25 – S$35), cold noodles and bibimbap, and there are the classic Korean dishes such as Spicy Tofu Stew (S$14), Samgyetang (S$25).
Our longstanding favourite is the Kimchi Hotpot (S$30 for medium or S$34 for large) – a whole pot of Korean goodness bubbling with flavours, this is one item that we can never get sick of. A pot has more than enough food for two person, but whenever we feel a little greedier, we would order an additional Kimchi Pancake or Bulgogi with rice (S$14) to share.
Every order of main course comes with 10 banchan (side dishes), and as with most Korean restaurants, they are refillable at no additional costs. We love an honest Korean restaurant that does not stinge on their banchan, and Hanwoori’s generosity with its varied banchan is one attribute to its popularity. Notable favourites include the potato strips, apple salad, crispy anchovies and of course, kimchi.
And if you dine during lunch hours (12-2pm on weekdays), you will find several S$10 nett options. The options are usually on rotation, and they come along with all 10 banchan, too. Such value for money, it is little wonder Hanwoori Korean Restaurant is always packed with hungry diners and Korean food lovers.
Hanwoori Korean Restaurant
76 Serangoon Garden Way
Tel: +65 6283 6339
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Serangoon