Auntie Kim's Korean Restaurant

March 19, 2014 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Auntie Kim's Korean Restaurant
265 Upper Thomson Road

460 Alexandra Road


http://www.auntiekim.sg/


Authentic And Traditional Taste Of Korean Cuisine

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 8
Ambience & Setting: 6
Food & Beverage: 9
Service: 8
Value for Money: 8
Spent about SGD $27 per person.


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For over a decade, Auntie Kim's Korean Restaurant has been quietly serving authentic and great tasting Korean food at affordable prices. Because of this, their loyal following has grown tremendously, and the small parking area outside their location is normally packed with their diners.

Ambience at Auntie Kim's Korean Restaurant is simple, with wooden panelling and few decorative items. Floor area is small and rather cramped, and both indoor and outdoor seating is limited. Prepare to wait up to 30 - 40 minutes during peak periods! Reservations are highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Service at Auntie Kim's Korean Restaurant is fast, efficient, and friendly. Staff will do their best to help you get a seat, and are relatively able to advise on menu items. Some staff are more friendly than others though.

Food at Auntie Kim's Korean Restaurant is excellent. Dishes are tasty, and prepared from scratch, which means some waiting time before you're served. Their banchan / side dishes are rather limited as compared to other Korean restaurants, and just decent in taste. Prices per dish average about SGD $18 - $25, quite affordable. For the most value for money, visit with at least 3 - 4 people, as the portions are meant for sharing.


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The rather simple exterior and interior doesn't distract from the great food here. I liked the savoury roast taste of the Brown Rice Tea, but the White Rice is less sticky than typical Korean rice.

Auntie Kim's Korean Restaurant Signage


Brown Rice Tea


White Rice



The limited variety of Banchan / Side Dishes helps them to focus on the quality of each. Taste is generally strong and flavourful, and ingredients used are fresh and tasty. The worst was the Potato Balls which was relatively tasteless.

Sigeumchi Namul / Boiled Spinach


Kongnamul / Cold Soy Bean Sprouts


Kimchi Baechu / Kimchi Pickled Cabbage


Miyeok Muchim / Boiled Seaweed And Cucumber


Kimchi Kkakdugi / Kimchi Pickled Daikon Radish


Potato Balls



The Bulgogi / Marinated Beef (SGD $16) is very savoury and flavourful, with the marinade coating the meat well. Absolutely fragrant when it arrives at the table, the portion looks small but is sufficient for 3 - 4 people. The meat is a tad dry though, perhaps a slightly thicker cut would prevent this.

Bulgogi / Marinated Beef



The Samgae-Tang / Ginseng Chicken Soup (SGD $25) has tender, fall of the bone chicken meat in a flavourful and fragrant, yet light and thin chicken soup. The broth is enhanced with goji wolfberries and ginseng, and there is a small amount of glutinous sticky rice within. Excellent hangover remedy, or for cold and rainy days.

Samgae-Tang / Ginseng Chicken Soup



The Haemul Pajeon / Seafood And Scallion Omelette Pancake (SGD $18) here is hands down, the best Korean Pancake I've ever eaten in Singapore. With fresh prawns, squid and scallions, the entire pancake packs a well balanced taste without being too greasy.

Haemul Pajeon / Seafood And Scallion Omelette Pancake



The Mool Naeng Myun / Cold Buckwheat Noodles (SGD $18) is supposed to be an after meal palate cleanser, but it was served first! The broth is slightly sour, slightly tangy, with a clean, refreshing taste. Love the healthy and tasty noodles too!

Mool Naeng Myun / Cold Buckwheat Noodles



The Godeungeo-Gui / Fried Saba Fish (SGD $19) is among the best grilled mackeral I've had. Fresh, meaty and well grilled, with a slight char outside but tender and tasty meat within, that just pulls off the bones. Really excellent!

Godeungeo-Gui / Fried Saba Fish






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