Monday, September 03, 2012

Korea's BOSS BarBQ in Singapore

Grilled Chicken

Yes, I couldn't stop thinking of Andy Samberg when I heard the name of this place. Maybe that is the reason why I came down here to give it a try (3C River Valley Road #01-04, 6336-3393). Well, that, and the fact that it was supposed to be a chain from Korea.

Despite the name, it wasn't your standard Korean BBQ place with a grill in the middle, even if they had some bulgogi and kalbi available on the menu. This place was apparently known for its chicken, and thankfully enough, not of the fried variety either (even though that was technically available too). The first item on this list was this grilled version above, which turned out to be much less sweet than many of those other ones, with a spiciness that was a bit earthy and just to the right degree of heat. All of that chicken sat on a bed of raw onions that caramelized nicely with the sauce, and they even threw in some ddeokbokki to boot.

I definitely liked this much better than that fried stuff, and it washed down surprisingly well with a Malaysian beer on tap called Stärker. Interestingly, I was told that the dining tables here clear out at 11 PM for a dance floor playing Korean music. Surely everyone must go nuts pretending to ride a horse whenever Psy comes on.

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