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Seafood Kimchi Pancake

I always had this certain subtle fascination for Korean Food. Simple, yet exquisite. It is perhaps a blend of both homeliness and art. And when dinner time struck, I possibly had my biggest moment of decision making for the day as I contemplated between a Japanese Steamboat buffet or a Korean restaurant. Till It was finally settled at Chang Korean Grill & Noodle at Bugis’s latest shopping mall, Iluma.

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Top : Beef Bulgogy Before Cooking

Chang places itself well as a modern Korean restaurant. I was surprised to find that most of its service staff there were actually Koreans. And some of them had the typical Korean movie star looks.

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The traditional serving of side dishes at the start of the meal is not forgotten at Chang. Here, there is a serving of 6 side dishes comprising of Beansprouts, Salad, Kimchi, Pickled Spinach, Pickled Papaya and Anchovies. Additional refills are on request.

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Beef Bulgogy After Cooking

The Beef Bulgogy was on a promotion when I visited Chang. Usually priced at $19.80 per set, it was now available at $11.80, with the condition that you order a minimum of two sets. The portions for two sets are just about there for a pair to enjoy.

When it comes to taste, the beef is slightly tender and a little chewy. The flavour is a mix of savouriness with sweetness, typically types that is enough to make your stomach crave for more. I enjoyed the rich juices from the cook beef that were gathered at the base of the pan. Excellent.

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A recommended item in the menu, the Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Salad ($7.80) is foremost a very starchy dish. The choice of sweet potato and pumpkin naturally leaves the overall bite sweet and creamy. I felt it was a very good appetizer for me though it takes a little time to finish.

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I always had a penchant to order the Korean Kimchi Pancake whenever I am at Joseon restaurant. The Seafood Kimchi Pancake at Chang did not disappoint. The whole piece was panfried to a crisp texture with flavours balancing the line between subtlety and savouriness. Crunchy prawns added bite to each piece. $9.80 grabs one serving.

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The modern setting of the restaurant sets itself apart from your impression of a traditional Korean establishment. It was an enjoyable visit and worth visiting again. Hmmm, I wonder what should my next visit be?

_MG_0088 Chang Korean Grill & Noodle
201 Victoria Street
#04-04
Iluma
Opening Hours : 11.30am to 10.30pm

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