The Place Tanjong Pagar is synonymous with Korean meals and the newest addition to the eating scene right here is Daejim restaurant. The title Daejim is derived from the Korean phrase ‘Dwaeji’, which interprets to pork, a meat selection that Daejim has an abundance of on its menu on prime of high quality beef resembling Wagyu. Daejim is impressed by the pojangmacha avenue meals distributors which is a staple within the meals scene in Korea, the place the inside of the shophouse restaurant exudes an industrial vibe.
The Meals Korean BBQ is the principle theme at Daejim and apart from meats, the menu additionally provides air-flown recent Korean seafood – together with abalone, octopus, scallops, squid and oysters, which is unusual in different Korean BBQs.
There are fairly a few BBQ units to select from which is kind of worth for cash as all units include Steamed Egg, Soup, Sundubu Jjigae, Cream Cheese Croquettes and Cheese Fondue.
For a begin, some scrumptious serving of banchan.
I really loved the complimentary facet dishes with the BBQ set I had. The sundubu jjigae just isn’t too spicy, whereas the steamed egg is scrumptious. The cream cheese croquettes are crispy and tacky sufficient.
I had the USDA Beef/Pork Set (S$98) which comes with Prime Beef Finger Rib, Sliced Beef Brisket, Pork Stomach and Pork Collar.
The pork collar was barely over-cooked and therefore the meat was too powerful.
Comparatively, I a lot loved the Pork Collar.
That mentioned, the meat fared higher for me than the pork the place it’s well-marinated and flavourful.
I additionally had the Korean BBQ Scallop (6 for S$40) the place you possibly can choose to have with or with out cheese.
From the uncooked dish choices, there may be additionally the Ganjang Gejang (S$40) which is soy-marinated uncooked crab, a dish not generally discovered is most Korean BBQ eating places. I personally discover this delicacy too unique for me, as I’m not used to having uncooked crab.
For drinks, there’s a big range resembling soju, makgeolli, beers, liquors and non-alcoholic drinks. I had the Honeycomb Makgeolli (S$38) which is nice for two pax.
Rants It was comparatively smoky at my very own desk throughout the BBQ. Simply be ready to scent smoky after your meal.
Will I Return Once more? If you’re a seafood lover, Daejim ought to fit your palate for Korean BBQ. For me, the banchan and facet dishes standout extra by way of flavour as in comparison with the BBQ meats.
This was an invited tasting, although all opinions expressed are our personal.
Style bud: 3.5/5
Gap within the pocket: 3.5/5
Total Expertise: 3.5/5
4 Craig Highway
Tel: +65 9796 9593
Monday to Sunday: 12pm to 3pm; 5pm to 2am
Ranted by The Ranter