Looking for somewhere hip and chic for your next meal? Patbingsoo Korean Dining House at Northpoint City is great for all you K-pop fans out there, offering pretty bingsoo bowls and savoury Korean street food.
Stepping into their outlet in Northpoint City, the vibrant hand-painted wall mural immediately drew my attention — it really added fun vibes to the restaurant!
If you’re thinking of checking out Patbingsoo, you might want to hurry down between 15 May – 31 July 2018. There’s a $10 discount off for a minimum spend of $48 on a la carte items, which means more reasons to try out their iconic dishes!
What’s more, on weekdays 3 – 5pm enjoy 50% off bingsoo and quick bites at Northpoint, Vivocity, Plaza Singapura and Jurong Point outlets.
One of the must-try dishes was the Tteokbokki Jjigae ($38.90 with mussels, $35.90 with pork/beef). Combining two traditional Korean dishes, tteokbokki (rice cakes) and budae jjigae (army stew), this was an interesting twist on traditional Korean flavours.
The tteokbokki came in cute heart and star shapes, and in pretty colours of purple and yellow too.
The bouncy rice cakes had different fillings such as taro, pumpkin and cheese, which made each bite a delightful surprise!
The slightly spicy broth was quite sweet, but the melting cheese helped to balance the sweetness. If you’d like it to be less sweet, add more cheese! This dish also came with juicy mussels which added a little briny flavour to the broth.
If you prefer something more traditional, the Cheese Kimchi Fried Rice ($11.50) stays true to its original Korean flavour. Served with kimchi, seaweed and a fried egg with a soft centre, this dish was drenched with melted cheese.
The cheese is made from a mix of mozzarella for stretchiness and cheddar for flavour. The richness of the cheese was complemented by the slightly sour kimchi and savoury crunch of the seaweed. There was even seaweed mixed into the rice too!
Another traditional dish was the House Special Ramyeon ($12.90), a staple Korean food. The dish was served with a bowl of raw egg, so that you can decide when you want to add the egg into the noodles.
The soup base is made with minced pork and pork fats, which gave the broth a much richer and meatier flavour. That said, it can get a little salty if you leave the heat on for too long. But I actually really enjoyed how meaty and spicy the soup was!
For lighter bites, you can choose from three delicious sides: Chicken Skin ($7.90), Popcorn Chicken ($6.90, honey garlic OR spicy) and Fried Samgyeobsal ($7.90).
The Chicken Skin came with a portion of fries, and cheese sauce drizzled over it. Surprisingly light and less greasy, these bite-sized treats were super crispy, even after leaving it at the side for a while.
My favourite snack was the Popcorn Chicken, which came with a secret sweet and spicy sauce. The tender chicken meat contrasted delightfully with the slight crunch of the skin, and each bite exploded with flavour.
If you’re not a fan of spicy food, this savoury snack is also available with a honey garlic sauce!
For those of you who want a meatier fried treat, the Fried Samgyeobsal is a must-try. Big curling pieces of crispy and juicy pork belly were accompanied by a tangy and invigorating yellow mustard sauce. With substantial slices of pork belly encased in crispy skin, this is a great meaty snack for a quick bite.
There was no way we could come to Patbingsoo and not indulge in a frosty bingsoo or two. At Patbingsoo, most of their bingsoos are named after train stations in Korea. How cool is that?
The Euljiro Bingsoo ($13.90) was perfectly Instagrammable too. From the vibrantly red strawberries to the cheesecake cubes, to the mountain of finely shaved ice topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, this dessert was made for the ‘gram.
If you come in between 3-5pm on weekdays, this bingsoo would only be $6.95++!
The fresh strawberries were sweet and tart, which was a good contrast to the dense and rich cheesecake cubes. I also liked how the shaved ice actually added a smoother texture to the dessert.
Remember to drizzle the Berry Cheese Sauce over the ice cream and shaved ice!
The iconic Sinsa Bingsoo ($15.90) was also a must-try dessert. Served in a bowl made from a perfectly round rockmelon, this was surprisingly refreshing.
Each melon is selected with care, to ensure that shape, colour and taste are up to standard. The melon flesh is then scooped out, so that the shaved ice, ice cream and other fillings can be put in.
This dessert is a twist on the usual patbingsoo, because aside from the traditional pat (red bean paste), it also came with cornflakes, nata de coco and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The cornflakes added a satisfying crunch to each mouthful, while the nata de coco added a refreshing touch.
You can also scoop out the rockmelon and eat the fruit too, so be sure to try some of the sweet melon pieces. A sweet and refreshing end to a hearty meal!
With traditional and trendy new flavours all under the same roof, there’s no doubt that Patbingsoo has something for everyone. And it’s’ even better with their Great Singapore Sale promotion: you’ll get a $10 discount off for a minimum spend of $48 on a la carte items!
This runs from 15 May – 31 July 2018, so there’s still time for you to bring your friends and family down.
So if you want to keep up with the latest Korean trends, make Patbingsoo Korean Dining House your newest hangout spot. Daebak! Don’t forget the 50% weekday 3 – 5pm deal as well.
Expected Damage: $20 – $40 per pax
Patbingsoo Korean Dining House: 930 Yishun Avenue 2, #B1-181, Northpoint City, Singapore 769098 | Tel: +65 9169 5835 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 10pm (Sun – Thu), 11.30am – 11pm (Fri & Sat) | Facebook | Website
Other outlets: Plaza Singapura #B2-47, Jurong Point #03-56, Vivo City #B2-27
*This post was brought to you in partnership with Patbingsoo