Of all the tremendous amounts of cooking methods available to us, be it fancy or rustic, barbecue still remains one of our all-time-favourite ways to have food cooked. It’s hard not to give in to a platter of smoky, seared meat, and thanks to a slew of new openings, the barbecue trend is bigger than ever in Singapore.
Nearly every culture has their own form of barbecue, in fact, the whole concept of barbecue dates back to caveman times where food was literally cooked over an open fire on a spit (or a stick). Now, with Singapore playing host to so many varieties of cultural influences and cuisines, we get to enjoy so many varieties.
Whether it’s a sweet, marinated Korean bulgogi beef you crave, good-old Louisiana-style baby back ribs, Filipino pork lechon or even a humble mookata, here is our guide to 13 BBQ restaurants in Singapore.
We always believe that the best way to barbecue meat is over charcoal. It gives it that subtle hint of smokiness that elevates its overall flavour. Wang Dae Bak has long been our go-to for a seriously good Korean BBQ meal and until this day, it is still one of our top choices when we’re craving Korean barbecue.
Most Korean BBQ places in Singapore use an electric grill where the heat can be adjusted accordingly. However, Wang Dae Bak prefers to use charcoal instead and we absolutely love it. This gives our meats a nice char and a delightful taste that far exceeds that of cooking on an electric grill.
Wang Dae Bak has been around for years but they still garner a huge crowd and snaking queues, especially during peak hours. Call ahead to reserve a seat if you want to skip the long wait. Here’s what we love about Wang Dae Bak Korean BBQ Restaurant.
Walking down Craig Road in Tanjong Pagar, it would be easy to miss the unassuming Kko Chi Bar, a Korean BBQ skewer restaurant. It took us quite awhile to find the restaurant as it was tucked away in a corner with a signboard featuring only Korean words. However, our little adventure to Kko Chi Bar was just so worth it.
The restaurant is run by a Korean owner who spent most of his early life in China, hence the menu has a very distinct Chinese influence. Each table has an interesting auto-rotating BBQ machine where you can simply place the skewers on and the machine rolls each skewer periodically to ensure that the meats and vegetables are cooked evenly.
Korean BBQ restaurants are, without a doubt, abundant in Singapore and the vast options cater to different needs—whether you are after something easy on the pockets or really looking to indulge in quality meats.
Some days, cheap Korean BBQ restaurants just don’t cut it (although prices are insanely attractive) because honestly, nothing beats having your meat grilled over charcoal; it is the most authentic way of having Korean BBQ and not to mention that heavenly smoky and charred flavour on the succulent meat.
Hailing all the way from South Korea, Seorae Korean Charcoal BBQ should be on your must-visit list of Korean restaurants the next time you are craving for better-than-average Korean BBQ. READ ON
As far as international cuisine is concerned, Korean food is one of those things that bears timeless appeal. What began as nothing more than a fad (courtesy of the Korean wave) is now ingrained into Singapore’s culinary landscape.
If Korean fried chicken, Korean barbecue and army stew are all things that get you jumping then we have good news for you. With Eatigo’s unique ability to allow diners to enjoy savings each time they make a reservation, you get to enjoy more of what you love (in this case, Korean food) without burning too deep a hole in your wallet!
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Here are 9 Korean restaurants and eateries in Singapore where you can savour some of the finest Korean food at up to 50% off.