Monday, July 31, 2006
Mee Doo Korean Restaurant
I had noticed this place (26 Tanjong Pagar Road, 6224-2882) whenever I headed over to Amici, but it always looked unattractively tacky on the outside with these huge colorful banners hanging outside, advertising pictures of their food. Still, seeing that it was one of the remaining Korean places in the area that I hadn't tried yet, I decided to go inside to see whether the food was any good.
And to my surprise, the inside was rather elegantly decorated (at least, compared to the other Korean places around here) in a modern and minimalist sort of way. I went for the kimchi jige, which turned out fine, and I rather enjoyed some of the kimchi sides. What was surprising though was the wild rice that appeared when I took off the lid of the metal bowl. This seemed out of place in a Korean restaurant (especially since I'm used to seeing the red color from the kimchi jige penetrating into steamed white rice as the meal progresses), but nonetheless it did the job, even if it were a bit grainier.
Well, I didn't really try anything else to be able to say whether or not I liked this place better than the others around here, but it worked for me. Interestingly though, I found out afterwards that these guys also run the Korean stall up at the Amara food court, where one can get the same dish for about half the price. In this case, I'd be willing to pay for the restaurant instead, as the food court version doesn't come with such a wide variety of kimchi on the side. Besides, the restaurant version is just S$10 (US$5.90), and you don't have to fight for a table at the hectic food court in the process.
Digested at 1:01 PM
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