- Sync Korean Tapas Bar
Singapore’s first ever Korean tapas bar, Sync is located in the heart of Serangoon Gardens.
While there, be sure to savour creative fusion fare such as topokki (S$7.90) or Korean rice cakes, served with a cheese-based sauce, bibimbap rice burger (S$13.90), a vegetable patty made with mushroom, capsicum, tomato and cucumber sandwiched between two breaded rice “buns”. Interesting, right?
Sync Korean Tapas Bar, 12 Maju Avenue, +65 6282 0612, www. facebook.com/syncbistro
Originally from Korea, Vatos Urban Tacos finally makes its way to Singapore and their food is nothing short of being Instagram-worthy.
Popular food items being shot include the kimchi carnitas fries (S$16), kimchi pork quesadillas (S$18) and Korean pork belly taco (from S$10). The kimchi carniatas fries are essentially golden fries piled on with braised pork carnitas, kimchi, melted cheese and sour cream while the Korean pork belly tacos have pork belly marinated in a delicious mixture of gochujang,doejang and ssamjang aioli.
Vatos is also popular for its makgeolitas (S$25) — a cocktail mixture of tequila and makgeolli (rice wine).
Vatos Urban Tacos, South Beach Quarter, 36 Beach Road, +65 6385 6010, www.facebook.com/vatossg
Those working in the CBD, rejoice! Ssam is the new Korean-Mexican kitchen serving up takeaways like burritos, rice bowls and salads. Inspired by the food truck scene in New York, ordering is really easy. You can decide to add meat or toppings to either one of the three main options like beef short ribs (S$9) or pork belly and shoulder (S$8). Top it off with either kimchi salsa or salsa verde.
Ssam Korean Mexican Kitchen, B2-45, Marina Bay Financial Centre tower 1, 8 Marina Boulevard, +65 6634 4629, www.facebook.com/ssam.est2014
Famous for its melted cheese and pork rib platter, this neighbourhood establishment was a massive Instagram hit when it first opened. For $50, you get a big tray of melted cheese, pork ribs and rice cakes to slather cheese with.
Nanta BBQ, #01-175/177 Goldhill Centre, 175 Thomson Road Singapore 307624, +65 6258 1391,
The items on DoSiRak’s menu remind us a little bit of bibimbap. That’s because you get to choose plenty of different ingredients and mix it all up. Perfect for the lunch crowd, these little boxes of tasty morsels can be customised to fit your liking and they also do delivery!
DoSiRak, #01-02, China Square Central