went with 2 RI buddies for lunch at seorae at level 2 of plaza singapura on 30.3.2017. ^^
we were meeting to discuss a trip the 3 of us are making together to UK in april. 🙂
seorae is traditional Korean bbq, that serves banchan 반찬 sides dishes.
wife & I always eat at aburiya, which we like a lot. that is yakiniku, the Japanese styled Korean bbq. so I am quite keen to find a good traditional Korean bbq.
they have 3 S$10.90 lunch set. I found out though that bulgogi was S$26.90 as the portion was for 2pax, but that was the price anyway in the main menu, so not sure how it was a lunch special?
seorae had a clean, neat, pleasant ambience, also commented by my friends, as some Korean eating places can be quite disorganised & messy.
service also very good. my friend asked for banchan replenishment several times, no hassle.
there was a UOB card 1 for 1 promotion for beef belly S$22.90 or pork belly S$17.90, can only order 1 promotion once for each table.
server advised that beef belly more popular, and indeed it was excellent! I like this, fatty but very tasty.
to qualify for the 1 for 1, you need to order 2 other meats.
so we ordered the pork skirt, which was a favourite here.
a normal serving is S$21.90 for 170 gram. we decided to order the platter which is S$29.90 for 270g. we picked the normal & another seasoned with garlic.
there was also the LA galbi (beef ribs) which other bloggers mentioned was good, so we ordered that as well.
the pork skirt was very good.
the garlic seasoned ones were somehow more tasty…
& we all liked the beef belly. it was really good. very flavourful.
quite shiok actually, especially when it is S$22.90 & 1 for 1….
the LA galbi was a good meat too.
there were 3 pieces for S$29.90, a good serving..it was leaner than the belly…
one friend commented the bones got in the way.
I guess we all could get around that as long as meat was tasty…
one interesting addition here was the complimentary egg.
it’s like a chawanmushi egg custard not steamed but baked by the conductive proximity heat…
it was tasty too, especially if you add some of the dips for the meat.
& the server came with a kettle containing more of the egg custard mixture to replenish the egg..
the banchan 반찬 sides dishes were good on their own..
I also used the lettuce to wrap the bbq meat together with the banchan. it was nice too, but again the meat were nice just eaten on their own…
we decided to try their bingsu…
it was $9.90 c/w with like S$16 in other places, but it was a small serving..like 1/2 the size..
I wasn’t impressed with the bingsu…not the popcorn caramel…
& not the green tea either..
I think quite poor in comparison (say) with ice shavings at-
(a) Mei Heong Yuen Dessert 味香园甜品, OR
(b) jidechi 记得吃
3pax lunch with 4 meat servings & 2 bingsu was S$120nett. I think pretty good.
but this is as good an alternative I guess.
ambience wise & also having banchan 반찬 sides dishes & egg custard constantly replenished, it is better. service, food-wise just as good & price quite good too especially with the UOB 1 for 1 promotion.
Seorae Korean BBQ
- +65 91812709
- Opening Hours:
- Sun – Thu: 11:30 – 22:00
Fri – Sat: 11:30 – 23:00