Joo Mak @ Beauty World Menu

Category : Korean

It’s been a looong while since I’ve been to my favourite Korean Restaurant, Joo Mak @ Beauty World.

Beauty World hasn’t been such an accessible place for my friends though we really love Joo Mak’s authentic Korean food.

Like their super delicious military soup (Budae Jjigae), crispy fried chicken (Yangnyeom Tongdak) and seafood pancake (Hae Mul Pa Jeon).

The best ever!

Unable to help myself, I find myself wandering to the front of Joo Mak when I was visiting Beauty World for dinner.

Sadly it was closed for the day due to some repair works.

Of course this also presented me with the opportunity to capture photos of Joo Mak’s latest Menu to share with my fellow Korean food loving kakis 😀

And for fans of Joo Mak @ Beauty World and all Koran food lovers out there too 😉

주막 Joo Mak 酒幕 (View in Google Maps)
Korean Restaurant Joo Mak
144 Upper Bukit Timah Road #04-01
Beauty World Centre
Singapore 588177

GPS: 1.342398,103.776134

+65 6466 7871
+65 9735 2570
e-mail.inelcos@hanmail.net

Lunch (Except Monday)
12:00pm – 3:00pm

Dinner
6:00pm – 11:00pm

 




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Korean Restaurant JOO MAK @ Beauty World

Category : Korean

Finally I’ve got the chance to snap photos of my favourite Korean Restaurant in Bukit Timah – Joo Mak at Beauty World. This Korean Restaurant was first introduced to me by a Korean Food Kaki and boy was I surprised to find this little jem tucked away in a corner of Beauty World’s Food Centre.

A lot has changed since my first visit to Joo Mak a couple years back. I still remember the warmth I felt when we were served complimentary kimbap made by the Korean server. The complimentary coffee dispensed by the machine which the owners provided a basket of 50cents for us to toss in, hence complementary. The Korean chef who came out to chit chat with us in perfect Mandarin. It was really homely back then.

Nonetheless, the food is still great and it’s a really nice place to hangout with friends to chit chat the night away. Especially since no one comes up to the food centre level of Beauty World at night since all the stalls outside are closed.

Back to Joo Mak’s food.

This time round, I got to eat every dish I like, except Ja Jang Myun as there were only 3 of us. So far all the friends I brought to Joo Mak love their food. And it’s my pleasure to share this with you.

First up is Joo Mak’s Budae Jjigae aka Military Soup aka Army Base Stew. This is a must have at Joo Mak and the best version I’ve had so far amongst the various Korean Restaurants in Singapore. It’s hard to resist requesting for more soup & noodles. *slurp*

This is definitely spicy. As we finished the soup, we could see a substantial amount of small chilli swimming at the bottom.

The other must have item at Joo Mak is its Yangnyeom Tongdak aka Crispy Fried Chicken. It is super crispy, absolutely delicious with a hint of spices and slightly spicy. Just slightly. The best fried chicken I’ve ever had!

My advice is to have it as soon as it’s served so that you can savour the fried chicken at its best. As with all things fried, it’s not as nice when it’s cold.

A basket of half fried chicken has 4 pieces as seen below. Just thinking about it makes me salivates~

The third must have item at Joo Mak is its Hae Mul Pa Jeon aka Korean Seafood Pancake. It’s stuffed with lots of ingredients, held together with minimum flour dough. Mmmmmm~

These are my top 3 must have items at Joo Mak. If you have space for more, you can add on Joo Mak’s Gun Man Du aka Fried Dumpling or Ja Jang Myun aka Black Bean Sauce Noodles.

Looking forward to my next visit to Joo Mak!

주막 Joo Mak 酒幕 (View in Google Maps)
Korean Restaurant Joo Mak
144 Upper Bukit Timah Road #04-01
Beauty World Centre
Singapore 588177

GPS: 1.342398,103.776134

+65 6466 7871
+65 9735 2570
e-mail.inelcos@hanmail.net

Lunch (Except Monday)
12:00pm – 3:00pm

Dinner
6:00pm – 11:00pm

Check out the latest Joo Mak’s Menu Here 😀

 



 

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SUR Nuevo Latino Kitchen @ North Canal Road

Category : Latin American

I kept telling myself that I absolutely have to blog about my lunch experience at SUR Nuevo Latino Kitchen @ North Canal Road just in case I forgot how I was won over by their food. Even though I went there for a farewell team lunch on Fri, the delight/pleasure I experienced is still very much present this Sunday evening.

If you are perplexed on where to go for good food in the Raffles Place, Boat Quay & Clark Quay area or if you’re looking for good Nuevo Latino/Mexican/South American Food, you absolutely have to check out this little gem along North Canal Road, near to OCBC Centre.

SUR Nuevo Latino Kitchen is housed in a 2 storey shophouse and we were directed to the cozy upper level, seated right beside the baking corner where we were treated (or should I say tempted) to the aroma of freshly baked desserts.

Their Soup of the Day is Cream of Corn Soup which received the thumbs up. “It really tastes like corn. Non-diluted. No added flour.”

The few of us who had SUR Nuevo Latino Kitchen’s Chupe de Pollo which is Cream of Chicken Soup…we were blown away. Full marks! It is very different from the usual cream based soup. It’s very light, yet full of flavour. Their corn is fresh & easy to manage. The shredded chicken is not dry & adds a different texture to the Cream of Chicken Soup. My colleague gave this a 10/10 marks.

The first Los Fuertes (main course) served is the Lomo Salteado. The guys who ordered this dish were a little disappointed as it looks like normal rice topped with stir-fried sirloin. Our Mexican friend was surprised that crepes were not served alongside with it and commented that SUR Nuevo Latino Kitchen’s dinner menu is better and more authentic. Taste wise it’s nice. Satisfaction level is not too high as the portion is a little small. Another colleague who has this as part of her set lunch rated it 8/10.

Next up is SUR Nuevo Latino Kitchen’s Ensalada de Remolacha. The salad consists of Mesclun Greens, Crumbled Feta, Roasted Red Beets, Avocado & Hazelnuts. Our vegetarian colleague likes the salad, commenting that it’s sweet.

Check out the chunks of Tuna in the Ensalada con Arun! The Tuna is crispy on the outside with a hint of herbs and raw on the inside. *Thumbs up* “It’s the first time I see Tuna done like this”

Yeah, finally my Chifrijo is here! SUR Nuevo Latino Kitchen’s Chifrijo is a combination of Crispy Pork Belly, Rice & Beans topped with some Pico de Gallo. So, the problem is, I’m not really a fats-eating person. Aka I’m kind of put off by the layer of fat and will endeavor to separate it from the meat whenever possible so I’m kind of torn choosing this as my main course. I’m banking on the fact that it’ll be crispy so it’ll be tolerable.

“Here goes nothing” as I bite into my first piece of FATTY pork belly. “Wow…Mmmm…This is amazing!” Thankfully, the Crispy Pork Belly is really crispy & the fats melt in my mouth. I can literally use my tongue to squash the fats against the wall of my mouth.

I also love their Rice & Beans. Yummy! I couldn’t help finishing all the rice even though the word “carbo” keeps revolving around my mind.

The tapioca chips were also very nice. Crispy with a hint of salt. The dash of Pico de Gallo lends a different flavour to the dish here & there too. All in all, SUR Nuevo Latino Kitchen’s Chifrijo is a dish with different layers of taste & texture which I highly recommend. 11/10 😀

Last and definitely not the least, desserts. Our Mexican colleague shared that SUR Nuevo Latino Kitchen is best known for their desserts. We were presented with a dessert tray of 4 choices for us to choose from. So with high anticipation (especially after smelling the desserts throughout our meal) & with no idea what are the dessert names, we pointed out our choices.

This is a tart with blueberry filling which got a high score of 10/10. Somehow I can’t pinpoint a description to the taste. It tasted a little like meat to me but then I only had a small corner with almost no blueberry so my opinion is definitely skewed. My colleague really liked it though and gave it full marks.

With the help of Google, this is SUR Nuevo Latino Kitchen’s “Milhojas” – Caramelized Puffed Pastry, Vanilla Diplomat Crème. Check out the traces of real vanilla beans in the cream/custard! The crispy pastry on the top, middle and bottom coupled with the rich vanilla custard. Perfect!

Finally, the recommended dessert which I think is named Alfajor – Shortbread, Dulce de Leche, Toasted Coconut. Also very nice. The combination of goat’s milk & coconut is very rich. This really reminds me of a Malay pastry I had before.

What can I say. SUR Nuevo Latino Kitchen’s Desserts is a must have to end your meal on a high note!

Thanks for the great recommendation & all the best! 🙂

SUR Nuevo Latino Kitchen (View in Google Maps)
13 North Canal Road #01-01/02
Singapore 048826
+65 6222 2897
info@sur.com.sg
www.sur.com.sg

Closed on Mondays

Lunch (Tues – Fri)
11:30am – 2:30pm

Dinner (Tues – Sat)
5:30pm – 11:30pm

Brunch (Sundays)
11am – 3pm

 



 

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