Thursday, February 25, 2010
Jang Shou Korean Charcoal BBQ @ Esplanade Mall
Compared to Japanese food, Korean food is still not as popular here in Singapore. Most Singaporeans only know few Korean dishes like Bibimbap, Hot Plate Beef / Chicken / Pork and of course, Korean kimchi noodles soup (which is actually cooked with Nong Shim's instant noodles).
On the eve of Chinese New Year Eve, danieru弁～～V(^o^)V and myself had a reunion of sorts at Jang Shou Korean BBQ at Esplanade before watching the fireworks at the River Hongbao opening. danieru弁～～V(^o^)V had been here before, so I am quite confident the food here is of good quality.
Once you have placed your order, the service staffs (mostly mainland Chinese staffs) will push a trolley to your table and unload all these side dishes. Most were quite nice. I like the coleslaw salad, pasta salad, kimchi, and a few of the vegetable dishes. The kimchi is refillable and refill of the other side dishes is limited to only 1 dish of your choice.
We were also given a huge plate of this onion dish. When queried, the waitress said the sauce base was made of soya sauce and sugar. But I sense there is more to this sauce. It is a wonderfully refreshing dish. The sauce tasted like the Hong Kong steam fish sauce. Together with sliced onions, it went well as a refresherner inbetween all the grilled meat.
We are both beef eaters. Do decided to go for the all beef meal. Had the beef brisket and prime beef ribs.
By default, the waitress will grill the meat infront of you. But if you decide to be adventurous, you can also grill the meat yourself.
The waitress was fast in grilling, and within minutes, we were on our way to the beef heaven. The beef brisket, which was not marinated prior to grilling, had a tender and chewy texture. Dip the sliced meat in the special salt sauce mixture and enjoy the original taste of the grilled meat.
Alternatively, add the meat in between crunchy vegetables and add some chilli paste.
I love their prime beef ribs. I am no beef expert but one look and I know the meat is of excellent quality. The ribs here are without bones, and they have been marinated overnight in a special sauce.
Finally they are done. The ribs are very tender and flavourful. No sauce is needed because of the overnight marination.
Also ordered a pot of kinchi cassarole. Enough to feed 4 diners but good for 2 hungry dudes, we slurped up every drop of the spicy soup. Other than fresh vegetables and mushrooms, there are lots of sliced pork meat and korean rice cakes inside.
The waitress did not mix the soup well. So I got a bowl full of pork slices while danieru弁～～V(^o^)V got a bowl full of Korean rice cakes. Still, there was enough for the 2 of us. Really enjoyed this soup a lot.
After dinner, it is off to the Floating Platform for the long awaited fireworks. After watching fireworks for so many times, the excitement wanes as one gets older. Maybe next time they should do something different such as shooting our dear merlion into space or something.
Jang Shou Korean Charcoal BBQ
8 Raffles Avenue
at 7:00 PM