Block 3 Changi Village Road #01-131 Singapore 500003
Tel: 9232 2367
No. 5 Dunlop Street, Level 2, Singapore 209335
Tel: 9232 2367
This is a media invite attended by representatives from Hungrygowhere and some other familiar faces including Chubby Botak Koala.
Korean Fusion BBQ currently has 2 outlets, one in the East and one in a more centralised location in Singapore. Why is it called a "fusion" restaurant is because they have both the BBQ grill as well as a steamboat concept, giving diners the best of both worlds, in this all-you-can-eat buffet setting.
Lunch daily: 11.00am to 3.00pm
Dinner daily: 5.30pm to 11.30pm
Korean Fusion BBQ does not charge GST for their buffet prices, so this means that you get to enjoy a wide-varietied meal at very value-for-money prices!
Furthermore, the service was impeccable - friendly Ms Lim and crew were always ready to chat customers up or assist cheerily. This, and the merry Korean music in the background gave the spacious restaurant a great ambience immediately.
Besides a large array of fresh ingredients comprising vegetables, beancurd cubes, sausages, crabsticks, luncheon meat, beef, pork etc, there are also seafood items such as squids and bamboo clams. These ingredients are suitable for both grilling or cooking in soup, very versatile.
The speciality here, however, are the 10 different types of marinated Pork Belly, such as original, curry, green curry, black pepper, garlic, Mongolian, Thai spicy, herbal, laksa and Korean spicy - all rolled up beautifully in enticing colours. These unique, exotic flavours are also the reason why they are a "fusion" restaurant - offering tastes of different cuisine in their pork belly marination.
They have different soup base for the hotpot as well - tomato, clams and herbal soup. The herbal soup was redolent of herbal's aroma and gave the ingredients an extra boost of flavour.
We started with the Prime Set (top up SGD$10.00) where we got Black Angus beef, Iberico black pork belly, Wagyu beef and NZ grain-fed beef - succulent and tasty meat for the soul.
I also enjoyed the pork belly selection tremendously, especially the curry, green curry and herbal ones - flavours were strong and sumptuous, teased beautifully with the slightly smokey hints. Because Korean Fusion BBQ uses smokeless grills, we found that food got cooked faster somehow, and while the meats charred nicely, there was no grease.
We shared quite a few platters of meats - Bulgogi items, bacon streaks, cheese sausage etc, onthe grill and in soup. Either way, the meal was fun and tasty. Even the starters such as kimchi and raw mangoes were palatable - especially the utterly sweet mango slices.
Then we tried our hands at making Korean Pancakes with the pancake sauce. We placed the ingredients on the grill before dousing the milky pancake sauce over them to cook together, flipping only when the creations took form. Needless to say, it became a mess. But it was a fun experience.
Then experts showed us how to do it correctly - pour the pancake sauce to form the base first, before putting on the ingredients. Then another nappage of the sauce to form the top layer - this looked and tasted much better, as expected.
Finally, time for desserts! We already had some fruits - pineapple, water-melon and cherry tomatoes etc. The ice-cream selection was not a lot, but flavours were good - coconut, lime, double chocolate and green tea. I tried the latter, absolutely loving the creaminess of the ice-cream and rich flavours - the perfect conclusion to a meaty meal.
Thank you Korean Fusion BBQ for a wonderful experience and hosting, and thank you Hungrygowhere for the invite!