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June 2, 2019

Wang Dae Bak, Singapore…at last, a Korean with real Seoul

It is an expression of Korean culture and Wang Dae Bak delivers that in spades. It has amazingly authentic K-ambience where the food arrives rapidly and the bill doesn’t faintly depress you. It feels like a rare, special place, offering familiar Korean flavours.

The menu covers a tight edit of all the things you’d expect to see. The marinated prime rib and marinated shoulder were incredible renderings. The spicy chicken is a little greasy, but satisfying for all that. The seafood pancake is bang on. The downside is that the very hard and tough pork rib didn’t reach the heights of everything else.

Over the speakers, K-pop boys sing on, but I only have ears for this shameless pork. A visit to Wang Dae Bak is dinner deep in Seoul where the smoke gets in your eyes, your hair and your memory. And I like it there.

If you are ever nearby, you know what to do. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

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April 9, 2016

Hanwoori, Seoul…as good as a K-pop hit

What you see is what you get with Korean food. It’s more flavourful than Japanese cuisine and it’s punchy, lively, honest cooking — a bit like the people.

The Hanwoori Korean restaurant in Seoul is known specifically for its variety of specialty meat dishes. The beef comes from respectable cows, the marinade sweet. Wrapped in a cool lettuce leaf, garlanded with spring onion and slathered in gochujang (fermented chilli and bean paste), it’s a mouthful that has it all – cool, hot, crisp, crunch, chew. Bliss.

It’s a dinner as good as a K-pop hit. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

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