Joo Bar

Joo Bar

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1424 Wishlisted
Joo is a sleek, casual and inviting venue within a heritage three-storey shophouse in the heart of Singapore along Tan Quee Lan Street offering top notch modern Korean bites and creative drinks in a space that exudes a laid-back vibe with a tasteful dose of edginess.
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5 Tan Quee Lan Street
Singapore 188094

Tuesday:
11:30am - 02:30pm
05:30pm - 12:00am

Wednesday:
11:30am - 02:30pm
05:30pm - 12:00am

Thursday:
11:30am - 02:30pm
05:30pm - 12:00am

Friday:
11:30am - 02:30pm
05:30pm - 12:00am

Saturday:
11:30am - 02:30pm
05:30pm - 12:00am

Sunday:
11:30am - 02:30pm
05:30pm - 12:00am

Monday:
11:30am - 02:30pm
05:30pm - 12:00am

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~$40/pax

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ACAMASEATS & TIPS๐Ÿ’ฎ: Guilty & I really meant guilty when Pig Bang hits the table. The amount of fat on the Pork Belly is just so sinful that is almost illegal. The Beetroot & Zhoug Coriander is crucial as it contrast the richness of the fats well. ๐Ÿ”–
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Many Fusion always end up in a confusion instead. So no matter how good the restaurant or the Chef, the pursuit of collaborations doesn't always translate to the same rapport. However Taste is Subjective.

In this first collaborative mash up, Artichoke and Joo Bar teamed up to present the best of Middle Eastern and Korean flavours over the past two Sundays! The four mains featured here are Crabbibi (soy-marinated crab & maple-infused bacon with za'atar crouton & kimchi), Arti-Joo Fried Chicken, Pig Bang (Bossam-style braised pork sandwiched in pita bread), and Lambbokki (pulled lamb shoulder & fried tteokbokki in gochujang gravy).

My top pick goes to the shish taouk fried chicken. Coated with rice flour and deep-fried to crisp perfection, the lemon juice and yoghurt used in the marinade not only tenderised the meat, but also kept it juicy and flavourful. What really wowed us was the garlicky and deliciously potent toum dip! Make this dish a permanent on the menu, please! #AnnyeongHabibi

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This unique collab has won me over! We got ~everything~ on the menu except for tofu fries. (Go big or go home right?) I've eaten at Artichoke a few times but never at Joo Bar even though I've been meaning too so I guess this was a good excuse.

Fave was definitely the fried chicken with garlic toum. The chicken was fried perfectly and the sauce was so good I shamelessly got another serving of it hah! Reminds me of the times I'd have charcoal chicken with ridiculously amounts of garlic sauce in Australia. Nostalgic indeed. Other highlights included the fries with fried haloumi cheese and crabbibi. The lamb shoulder in the lambokki was good too but a tad bit salty. But I'm not a fan of tteokbokki so this was meh for me. The neh neh pop ice cream was nice. I could taste the makgeolli but not enough of that yucha swirl! Sadly the rice crispies had gone soft already. I've tried a few neh neh pop flavours but I can never ever justify the price haha.

Overall, the food was fantastic but just a bit on the salty side. Still, they got the flavours down pat. I want more of these collabs please. So sad this is a one day only event! The fried chicken should be on the permanent menu just saying~ ๐Ÿ™ƒ #Burpple

I was struggling to classify this post... If you like your okonomoyaki (Japanese vegetarian pancake with those fluffing bonito flakes) and pajun (Korean pancake) and can't make up your mind, this is probably your best choice. Simply, this has to be one of the "must order" staple. I never underestimate the creativity of the chefs at Joo Bar, but one crazy thought crosses my mind that they should perhaps try add some ssamjang (Korean BBQ bean paste sauce) for that extra fusion kick.

Whilst Joo Bar would not be your go to place for traditional Korean cuisines, their toufu seafood pot is a pretty wicked, warm comfy food to go with your drinks.

What is Korean dining without octopus. This is a really neat dish with nothing overly fanciful. The octopus are disected into neat bite size cuts, stirred to a stonepot of Ssamjang sauce and caramelised onion. Goes well as a beer snack or main course with the rice patty.

"Ok, I have certainly tasted this before!" First sip and my dinner-mate exclaimed. It looks like any other makgeolli but when you taste it, a familiar almost childhood evoking, memory conjuring, love at first sight feeling overwhelmed me. Think Qoo green grape soda, green grape Hi-Chew soft candy or Kororo green grape gummy. At the end I wasn't too sure this this is alcoholic, but trust me we were certainly drunk.

Slightly too salty for me but it was an interesting to have dips like avocado and Kimchi. Joo bar is a Korean fusion bar that serves really interesting food! Great ambience too. Will definitely be back.

This Makgeolli Yuzu slushi is one of the best Makgeolli I've ever tasted! It's sweet with a slight hint of alcohol and a sour aftertaste. Really good to pair with after a heavy meal!! It was a pleasant surprise and a great way to end a Friday night! 22sgd for a small jug like this. Just nice for 3 people to share.

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 ๐Ÿ˜‚

Honey Butter Chicken [$16], Truffles Fries [$12]

We are here for the Makgeolli~ ๐Ÿคค

Prices 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.
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Portions here at this mod-Korean bar are on the small side for the price. They have makgeolli which tastes more like soda.

๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป This pasta has been popping up my mind unknowingly since i had it last Tuesday.
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Spicy Seafood Pasta โ€”$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! โฌ†๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
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#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 ๐Ÿ˜› 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 sautรฉed zucchini. Definitely one of the most flavorful bowls I've had without it being completely drenched in sauces. This is recommended ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

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