Kim Dae Mun

Kim Dae Mun
100 Orchard Road
#01-00 Concorde Hotel & Shopping Mall

Cheap And Good Korean Food

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 8
Ambience & Setting: 4
Food & Beverage: 9
Service: 9
Value for Money: 9
Spent about SGD $7 per person.


I never go out of my way to eat at a foodcourt stall, but I'll make an exception for Kim Dae Mun. Located in the basement of Concorde Hotel, in between Plaza Singapura and Centrepoint, Kim Dae Mun has been serving up tasty and affordable Korean food for years.

Ambience around Kim Dae Mun is a typical food court, clean and brightly lit, but with a slight smell due to the encolsed area. Concorde Hotel is rather old, and the place, while spacious, does show signs of age.

Kim Dae Mun practises self-service, place your order, wait, then collect it. Food is prepared very quickly, non-peak periods only have a waiting time of 1 - 2 minutes! Even during peak periods, the queue is rarely longer than 10 minutes of waiting time.

The dishes are Kim Dae Mun are consistently tasty, and rather authentic, judging by the Korean customers they attract. Prices are very affordable, costing an average of SGD $6 - $8 per meal. Freshness is key at Kim Dae Mun, the food you're served is sourced daily. Kim Dae Mun is easily the most economical Korean food in Orchard, and may even beat other Korean franchises in terms of taste!


Kim Dae Mun Signage

Every meal comes with 1 side dish, and there are only 3 sides dishes to choose from, Kimchi Cabbage, Kimchi Cucumber and Anchovies. These are decent at best.

Kimchi Baechu / Kimchi Pickled Cabbage

Kimchi Oi Sobaegi / Kimchi Pickled Cucumber

Myeolchi Bokkeum / Fried Anchovies

The Hot Plate Pork (SGD $7.50) has a generous portion of nicely marinated and grilled pork, really tasty!

Daeji-Bulgogi / Marinated Pork Hot Plate

The Spicy Tofu And Seafood Soup (SGD $7) has a lot of soft tofu and egg floating in a savoury, slightly spicy soup. I liked that the prawns and squid rings, while small, are very fresh and tasty. The same can't be said of the small clams inside, which were frozen, and not so fresh.

Sundubu-Jjigae / Spicy Tofu And Seafood Soup

Their award winning Fried Saba Fish (SGD $6.50) features a whole deboned fish, perfectly seasoned, perfectly grilled, and sitting on a mound of fresh vegetables. Absolutely a delight to eat, really affordable, highly recommended!

Godeungeo-Gui / Fried Saba Fish

The Hot Plate Beef (SGD $8), while well marinated and seasoned, is on the dry side. The sweet sauce does help to lift it slightly, but I still wouldn't go for this.

Bulgogi / Marinated Beef Hot Plate