Nolboo Korean Restaurant, Singapore
A lot of Japanese chains have expanded to Singapore recently. And it looks like a big Korean chain now has an outlet in Singapore too. Located across from Ootoya at Orchard Central, these guys (181 Orchard Road #08-04, 6884-9151) featured tables where the barbeque setup was reversed: the vacuum siphon rose up from the table rather than down from the ceiling, while the hot coals sat in a movable pot rather than in a recessed grill.
I grabbed their namesake Nolboo Galbi. My sweet-averse palate didn't really care too much for its marinade, but the meat was tender and tasty enough on its own that I gobbled it up pretty quickly anyway. Similarly, their banchan skewed a bit to the sweet side (nor did they provide any sesame oil dips), although it was good to see such a fresh and generous spread. Well, even if I prefer places like Red Pig over this, I might come back here one of these days to check out some of the stews and clay pot items.