DaeSsiksin Korean BBQ Buffet & DANRO Collagen Hotpot Buffet – Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds at Serangoon NEX! (PLUS GIVEAWAY)
Korean BBQ and Japanese Hotpot are two highly sought-after meals in Singapore. Ministry of Food at NEX Shopping Centre has combined both beloved brands – DaeSsiksin Korean BBQ Buffet and DANRO Collagen Hotpot Buffet – together to give you the best of both worlds.
With bottomless supplies of marinated meats, fresh ingredients and a whole range of Korean and Japanese delicacies, you can enjoy delicious Korean BBQ with cheese dip or a robust collagen hotpot or both! Each table features a built-in grilling pit for all meats and vegetables. Don’t worry about leaving the smoke on your shirt as the smoke suction pipe absorbs the smell of the Korean BBQ while you are cooking. Plus, there is free flow of drinks!
The restaurant is popular for its prime cuts of meat available all-day including beef bugolgi, marinated pork, pork collar, marinated chicken, spicy octopus. During dinner, more premier selection such as marinated ribeye, beef short ribs and prawns will be added. There are also radish pickles, onion sauce, green chilli, enoki mushrooms, tomatoes, kimchi etc which make great accompaniment to the meats. Attention to detail—the raw meats are exceptional—makes the difference.
The grills are turned high. The table starts to hiss. The beef short rib is first to be submitted to the fire. It quickly becomes melt-in-your-mouth delicious. There’s also a juicy and more intense-tasting ribeye. Spicy octopus with spicy gochujang sauce is seared quickly on the grill. It’s tender, enjoyably chewy, not to mention a burst of flavour with every bite!
Kimchi Pork belly is marinated for hours and the natural sweetness is deepened by the fermented vegetables eclipsing it. Let the pork belly stretch out and watch the faintest ripple as it starts to feel the heat. Cook some kimchi on the top and when all is ready, eat it together and you will go “oomph…”.
Then comes the glory of cheese, placed at the corner of the grill, used for dipping the meats. Be patient: It takes a while for the cheese to melt and you should stir it continuously to get a smooth custard-y texture. But trust me, you won’t regret it.
There are various ways to eat the meat.
We first cooked the enoki and bacon separately before wrapping it together and savour it as an entity. Then, when the pork belly is nearly done, we snip the meat with scissors and have romaine leaves ready at the side for folding around the pork, along with a swab of gochujang and sliced garlic. I like to add some grilled cherry tomatoes while help to cut the oiliness. End off by cooking rice with gochujang, kimchi and cheese over the grill and let the grains soak up the juices from the meat.
As for the banchan, the array of small side dishes that come with Korean barbecue, these are equally sumptuous and abundant. The crispy fried chicken is tossed in sweet glaze and the boiled pork belly is less oily yet still as tasty.
Another draw here is DANRO Collagen Hotpot Buffet. Select 2 soup bases from Chicken Collagen, Garlic Pork Collagen, Garlic Pork Spicy, or Sukiyaki. A pot of 2 broths is brought to the table, set on a gas stove, and heated until it boils.
Platters of raw ingredients (beef, chicken, pork, vegetables etc) are available at the buffet table, so feel free to take your pick. Vegetables like cabbage are dropped into the broth first, followed a few minutes later by silvers of pork belly.
I was just as happy eating the meat unswaddled, touched by nothing but you can dip the meat into peanut sesame sauce or yuzu sauce. After having so much BBQ, it’s always good to return to comforting soups to end the meal. The collagen hot pot tastes sweeter with cabbage; while the sukiyaki is not overpowering and good for meats. The ambience is fun and casual, and everyone was making conversations while cooking on the table.
Here’s the most awesome deal. If you are craving for Korean BBQ and hotpot, you only need to top up $7++ / table (1 to 3 pax) or $4++ / table (4 pax & above). It’s the best of both worlds!
Buffet Pricing at SERANGOON NEX
Weekday (80 mins lunch, 100 mins dinner per diner)
Lunch: $16.90 ++ (adult); $10.90++ (child 4-10 years old and senior citizen 55 & above)
Dinner: $28.90 ++ (adult); $21.90++ (child 4-10 years old and senior citizen 55 & above)
Weekend (100 mins dinner per diner)
All day: $28.90 ++ (adult); $21.90++ (child below 10 and senior citizen 55 & above)
Additional Cheese Dip: $3++
Monday to Friday 11.30am to 4.30pm at only $13.90++ (60mins). For students 16 years old and below. Present student pass to enjoy the promotion. Only for December 2016.
December is the month of giving. I am giving away $50 dining vouchers to 5 lucky readers of MissTamChiak.com
All you have to do is:
On Miss Tam Chiak’s Facebook Page, tag three friends you wish to bring for Korean BBQ & Japanese Hot Pot and why?
Closing date: 5th December 2016, 23:59.
Ministry Of Food
Address: Serangoon NEX #02-04/06, 23 Serangoon Central, Singapore 556083
Phone: +65 6853 5054
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