The only Korean restaurant that brew their own Makgeolli in SG.
Yuzu Makgeolli Slush [$40/Large] Although it's really exp here, (I can get like SGD$3 a bottle of FRESH makgeolli in Korea supermarket) but you got craving for makgeolli and you got no choice to order 😂
Honey Butter Chicken [$16], Truffles Fries [$12]
We are here for the Makgeolli~ 🤤
Price stated before GST & SC.
Since we were in the area, we decided to pop by Joo Bar for their organic home brewed makgeolli, or 'Joo Brew' so that we could learn how to tweak our version when we try again. This was much much creamier and thicker than what we had made last round, and it had an almost yoghurty taste. It's really easy to drink. Didn't order any food this time. The food were kind hit and miss for me. But I remember some dishes like the slow roast Mangalitsa pork belly, Bossam and seafood tofu stew were really good, though portions are pretty small.
Small place but nice food! Go before 8pm for happy hour 1 for 1 beer & cocktail! Honey pot cocktail is warm! How odd is that!
Everything about this is comfort. Think bacon, chives, cheese, on a pancake base fried to a crisp. Not bad really, if only it wasn't half as oily/sinful and had actual pieces of kimchi instead. Not sure if bacon made for the best topping too, since the texture of fried bacon in itself is craggy, add that to the already-crisp pancake.
Portions here at this mod-Korean bar are on the small side for the price. They have makgeolli which tastes more like soda.
🙋🏻 This pasta has been popping up my mind unknowingly since i had it last Tuesday.
Spicy Seafood Pasta —$24
Their ingenious Korean-inspired house-made chilli comes with spicy punch but really grows on you as you slurps up the entire plate. The clams, mussels, prawns and shiitake just made this plate even better, yet not too overwhelming. This new creation of the Korean-styled pasta really hit the right spot. Korean fusion up another level! ⬆️🇰🇷
#joobar #pasta #koreanfood
Finally tried the bibimbap from here!!! It's DIY and only $13 net!!!!! Plus you can choose one protein, a carb base, 3 sides and a spicy or soy sauce. Let's not forget abt the fact that they give you an onsen egg on top, pleasant surprise 😛 although it wasn't a hotstone bibimbap but it was so good. I had the spicy chicken (though not very spicy), purple rice, marinated spinach, Korean bean sprouts and sautéed zucchini. Definitely one of the most flavorful bowls I've had without it being completely drenched in sauces. This is recommended 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼
Try @joobarsg! Their contemporary Korean food will definitely tickle your gourmand palates. The Dak Kang Jang, a combination of crispy fried chicken tenders and chewy tteobokki tossed in that delectable sweet and spicy sauce will be sure to satisfy even the pickiest of tastebuds.
...I see food, and I eat it. Especially if it's as good as Joo Bar's rendition of a classic seafood risotto. Their seafood gochujang risotto ($24++) switches the standard seafood broth out for a luscious, thick and creamy red pepper paste cream sauce which is derived from the ubiquitous gochujang paste.
The only downer about this risotto is that the king prawn in it had lost its freshness, resulting in a mushy and pasty texture. Other than that, it was a masterclass in how to take the fusion out of confusion.
The rice itself is cooked to a perfect, astonishingly al dente doneness, resulting in tender little pearls that simply melt under the gentle pressures of your jaw. The stellar cream sauce drenched every single facet of the risotto, from the al dente rice to the pleasantly briny clams. The sauce was charmingly creamy, packed full of marvelous flavor and had the mild, peppery heat of the gochujang looming in the background to keep the sauce from becoming overbearingly rich.
Besides the one errant tiger prawn, the rest of the seafood ensemble was sufficiently fresh, and there was just so much of it! Besides the pleasantly briny clams and mussels, a whole ocean of squid was swimming within the risotto, making the $24 price of admission well worth it.
While it's the least Korean dish on the menu, the seafood gochujang risotto is definitely one of the best.
The magical Korean Beef Tatare with egg, pear and cucumber and we love the way we get to add garlic, brown sugar and sesame oil however we like! The texture is 👍🏼.
Waking up to Sunday brunch with this bunch. Thanks @joobarsg for the fun hospitality and @geekyelephant for extending the invite.
So guess how pleasantly surprised I was when this precious bowl of Hakuna Ma-Tatare came out to be my favourite dish today.
So much love for the addition of brown sugar, sesame oil and garlic, which elevates the seemingly boring meat cuts, making it sweet and fragrant.
See IG story for more of the tasting!
Thanks @geekyelephant for the invite, @alvinhighonfood for hosting and @joobarsg for having us!
A huge slab of kimchi braised pork collar that is so irresistibly tender, served with a corn purée, watercress salad and radish. The Pig Bang will definitely send you straight to meat heaven due to its massive size, so it's best to share! This is part of Joo Bar's newly launched brunch menu that is available every Sunday 1130-1600.
Missing Sunday brunch at @joobarsg, which is quite the melting pot of Asian cuisines and flavours. Think Burmese fried chicken, Indian-inspired cauliflower fritters in tempura batter, braised kimchi pork collar, and deconstructed salmon Wellington with seaweed and ikura.
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Of everything we were fed today by chefs @datbearchef and @paulchong28, the Hakuna Moo-Tartare has got to be my favourite.
Ladies and gentlemen, ordinary beef tartare this ain't. Not when presentation has a theatrical flair (better standby that Boomerang!). And definitely not with the interesting touches it comes with.
For instance, mixed in with the chopped raw Korean beef are sweet pear and a 24-hour house-cured egg, while three saucers containing raw garlic purée, brown sugar and sesame oil are served alongside. These are to allow customers to season each bite to their own liking. Well, I discovered I actually enjoy beef tartare more with sugar.
Do note this wittily-named creation is available only on Sundays for brunch at @JooBarSg (11.30am to 4pm).
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What's better than potatoes? Why, Porktatoes of course!
Baby potatoes are cooked confit-style in Mangalitsa pork fat, then lavished with squiggles of anchovy emulsion for some amazing flavoured carbs (please wipe that drool off your chin 😜).
P.S. Do note Joo Bar serves this only at their Sunday Brunch, from 11.30am to 4pm.
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Guess what? There's no need to fly around to enjoy the cuisine from the ASEAN countries when you can go over to @JooBarSg on Sundays for their brand new brunch.
Inspired by their multi-national team, the dishes created by Head Chef @datbearchef and Sous Chef @paulchong28 reflect different countries of origin in the region but with a unique "cafe twist".
First up, and in tribute to their brand heritage, was this Bull-gogi Ssam ($26++), a Korean take on the classic Sunday roast.
The thick slices of Argentinian grass-fed beef were tender and I really liked how they tasted wrapped in lettuce with the housemade kimchi and chimichurri. Interestingly, the latter's made of roasted leeks and spring onions which is a departure from the norm but no less appetising.