Seoul Jjimdak – Run of the mill taste
Jjimdak is a popular Korean braised chicken dish, originated in the city of Andong, Korea. Compared to other Korean restaurants on fried chicken, bbq etc, Seoul Jjimdak focuses on Jjimdak as their main attraction besides the army stew, attempting to challenge the norm with a difference.
Army Stew 33.9
The shallow pot filled with baked beans, sabu sabu, veggies, luncheon meat, tofu, sausage, spring onions, leeks, instant noodles and ramyeon or rice cakes. Of course, you can top up with cheese or glass noodle and other toppings to create more varieties. The Kimchi paste decorates everything in the pot with chili red, made the pot of army stew looked appetizing and appealing.
The base Kimchi paste was quite inspiring, the spiciness and the essence of kimchi can be fully appreciated in every spoonful of gravy, however, some of the ingredients were not sung well with the base gravy, the ramyeon was too rubbery and the lunchon and sausage could be of better quality.
The highly recommended Jjimdak dish was unfortunately a run of the mills dish in our opinion, the boneless chicken was cooked with chunks of potatoes, carrots and glass noodles, the sauce was a tad of sweet and featureless. My daughter JiaQi’s commented the Jjimdak is no difference to any mixed vegetables stalls from the food centres or coffeeshop that selling the similar chicken potatoes dish, may be it could be seen as belittling the signature dish here but it is our frank opinion, seriously, Jjimdak has a lot to work on this dish.
Kimchi pancake 10.9
Paper thin Kimchi pancake was a mediocre with few stroke brushes of kimchi paste on the thin crust and call it the Kimchi pancake. We are not sure how well received the pancake from the patrons besides the crispiness but in our opinion there is really nothing to shout about.
Kimchi Cheese fries 6.9
Thick potatoes fries topped with cheese, the Kimchi was practically nowhere to be found, the expectations to experience something difference with the Kimchi Cheese fries was dashed. Luckily, the fries were fragrant and that provides some solace to all the disappointment with other dishes.
Our verdict on Seoul Jjimdak
Seoul Jjimdak may survive the run of the mills dishes with its reasonably pricing, however, if you have high expectations on the food, Seoul Jjimdak may not have the right substance and depth to meet your requirements.
A: City Square Mall, #05-04, Singapore 208539
H: 11.30am to 10pm daily
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