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When it comes to Korean cuisine in Singapore, I’d typically find a slew of Korean barbecue places and restaurants serving the usual fare such as jajangmyeon, kimchi pancake, ramyeon, and tteokbokki. However, other popular Korean dishes such as marinated raw crabs and bossam, AKA boiled braised pork, are harder to come by. Yogiyo Korean Restaurant, a relatively new, Korean-owned restaurant at Beauty World Centre, is where you can find just that.
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Most patrons come for the Bossam, Braised Pork, as it is said to be the most value-for-money. At $20++, you’ll get a large platter comprising thick slices of braised pork and complimentary banchan, served with soup, rice, and vegetables.
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Another popular pick is Ganjang Gejang, a dish that’s seen an immense rise in popularity over the last year or so. The dine-in set ($45++) features a whole raw crab marinated in soya sauce, rice, stew, a meat dish, and some banchan such as radish kimchi and egg rolls. You can also get the takeaway set ($100) instead, which comes with three crabs and side dishes.
This highly savoury dish is said to have a fresh, creamy, and umami flavour, and is best enjoyed with white rice. If you’re interested, do note that you’ll have to call the restaurant to pre-order your marinated crabs two days in advance.
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If raw seafood isn’t your thing, you can go for their noodle dishes instead, such as Jjambbong Spicy Seafood Noodles ($15++). It stars a spicy, seafood-rich broth with plenty of fresh clams, prawns, and squid.
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Alternatively, Yogiyo’s Cold Buckwheat Noodles ($15++) are worth a shot if you’d like something light, refreshing, and filling. If you’ve not had naengmyeon before, it stars chewy buckwheat noodles in an icy, clean-tasting beef broth━especially welcoming after the heavy flavours of other Korean dishes.
For more delicious Korean food to check out, read our guide on best Korean restaurants in Tanjong Pagar and the CBD. You can also check out Um Yong Baek, a famous Korean restaurant serving traditional Busan pork and rice soup!
Address: 144 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #04-03, Beauty World Centre, Singapore 588177
Opening hours: Tue-Thurs 11am to 3pm, 5pm to 9:30pm, Fri 11am to 3pm, 5pm to 10pm, Sat 11am to 10pm, Sun 11am to 9:30pm
Tel: 9615 4419
Yogiyo Korean Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
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