Jem Food Trail – An Amazing Saturday Feasting at Seoul Yummy, En Sakaba and Bangkok Jam
Planning for a weekend feast? Look no further, because Jem has got everything you need! Recently, we held a Jem Food Trail with 10 lucky readers of Miss Tam Chiak. It was a fun-filled Saturday afternoon as we got to try 3 international cuisines in the mall – Seoul Yummy, En Sakaba, and Bangkok Jam. Check out what we ate!
Seoul Yummy #03-05/06
Experience a taste of Korea at Seoul Yummy, with an array of Korean appetisers, main courses, desserts and beverages without burning a huge hole in your pocket for flights to Seoul. Start with Potato Pancake ($7.90) or Kimchi Pancake ($7.90) as an appetiser. These pancakes are surprisingly light on the palate.
Army’s Stew with Spicy Octopus & Assorted Seafood ($39.90), Royal Doekbokki ($39.90), and Andong Jjim Dak ($39.90) are good for sharing. The secret of Royal Doekbokki’s flavour lies in the harmony of the chewy rice cakes and the spicy red pepper sauce. The restaurant has also included dumplings, boiled eggs, fish cakes, mushrooms and other ingredients to tantalise your tastebuds.
Andong Jjim Dak, on the other hand, is a nutritious dish due to high protein content from the chicken, and various vitamins provided by the vegetables in the dish. Marinated in Korean soy sauce, each mouthful is tasty and features tender chicken meat.
We were in a big group, so instead of individual portions of Ginseng Chicken Soup, we were served Dak Hanmari ($39.90), which is literally translated to “a whole chicken”. Remember to dip the chicken in Seoul Yummy’s specially concocted mustard vinegar soya sauce for that extra oomph!
If you prefer to have individual portion, Kimchi Fried Rice with Pork & Assorted Seafood ($14.90) and Ginseng Chicken Soup ($15.90 half chicken/$25.90 whole chicken) are available. The former contains generous amounts of seafood, and the spices are well balanced such that there’s enough spiciness and tanginess to the dish.
Seoul Yummy is launching set lunches at $9.90++. There are 6 choices available ranging from fish, chicken, and beef, to octopus. Some are served with chicken dumplings, while others are served with spicy Korean rice cake or potato pancake. The only constants are the house salad and Korean seaweed rice with a sunny side up egg. You can top up $1.90 for their ice lemon tea with aiyu jelly.
Drunk by 3pm in the afternoon? Not a problem! Loosen up and indulge in fresh Japanese dishes while pairing Japanese Sake with delicious sashimi, yakimono, kaisen chirashi don, and many other delightful Japanese delicacies. We were served 3 different types of Sake, namely Sparkling Sake (330ml for $30), Masumi Sanka (720ml for $180), and Dassai 39 (720ml for $190).
3 starters were served with the Sparkling Sake – Baigai Uni Miso Ae ($6), Jikasei Ankimo Tofu ($10), and Beef Truffle Carpaccio ($13). The first starter is basically Japanese sea snail with sea urchin and miso dressing. The sea snail has a chewy texture that’s a great contrast to the creamy uni. The second starter consists of homemade monkfish liver tofu with caviar, uni and ikura topping while the third starter features thinly-sliced sirloin beef drizzled with truffle citrus soy sauce. The beef is done just right, which makes this our favourite starter!
Next up was the Fresh-Catch-of-the-day, a sashimi platter containing a variety of flying fish, great amberjack, and cornet. The fresh fish are directly imported from Japan and delivered to En Sakaba every Friday. The pricing for sashimi ranges between $30 and $60, depending on what fish is available and also, on the size of the fish. Indeed, what we tasted were very fresh. This is paired with Masumi Sanka Sake.
A selection of yakimono and shokuji were served, together with Dassai 39 Sake. Zuwai Kani Miso Kourayaki ($13) combines crabmeat with roe and gut, grilled in the shell; while the Kurobuta Niku No Hoho Yaki ($12) is simply grilled black pork cheek with wafu sauce. The flavours are perfectly brought out, and each boasts a smokey aroma that whets your appetite.
As for items that fall under the category of shokuji, we tried En Kaisen Chirashi Don, Wakatori Nanban, and 2 new dishes that have yet to be added on to the menu. They are Ume Tartar Premium Ebi Fry and Aburi Salmon Maki so, look forward to these new oishi items in a few months’ time!
*Enjoy COMPLIMENTARY Ume Tartar Premium Ebi Fry with any dine-in order!*
Terms and Conditions:
1) Valid upon presentation of the JEM food trail article (flash via print-out or hp)
2) Valid upon 1 piece Premium Ebi Fry per guest per receipt.
3) Valid for dine-in orders only.
4) Valid till 15 June 2017.
5) Applicable at En Sakaba JEM branch #01-04 only.
6) Not valid with any other promotions, privileges, discounts or offers.
7) While stocks last.
8) Management reserves the right to amend terms and conditions without prior notice.
Address: 50 Jurong Gateway Rd, Jem #01-04, Singapore 608549
Phone: +65 6262 0238
After two satisfying rounds of mains, it’s time for desserts! Khao Neaw Ma Muang is a hot favourite. This Mango Sticky Rice ($9.50) has fresh mango slices that are quite sweet, and is served with coconut milk drizzled atop glutinous rice.
Tap Tim Krob, also known as Red Rubies paired with Coconut Ice Cream ($7.90) is an eye-catching dessert. The vibrant colours entice one to savour this sweet treat. The crunchy red rubies added a nice texture to the otherwise milky and creamy dessert. Another showstopper will be the Lord Chong Ruammitr, Thai Chendol ($8). Give it a good mix to ensure that the sweetness is well spread out, and not concentrated at the bottom.
Last but not least, we also tried Kluay Tod Ice Cream which is Banana Tempura topped with Hot Caramel Sauce ($10.50). The warm, sweet sauce complements the banana tempura very well, and ended our day on a wonderful note.
*Exclusive discount for MTC readers: 20% off total bill!*
Terms and Conditions:
1. Only valid from 22 May 2017 to 27 July 2017, every Mondays to Thursdays at Bangkok Jam JEM outlet only.
2. Discount is not applicable on Public Holidays, special occasions such as Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and their respective eves.
3. Discount is only valid with a minimum order of one main course per diner.
4. Main course refers to “Centrepiece”, “Marinated then Grilled”, “Relax and Curry On”, “Rice”, “Noodles” and “Vegetarian” sections only.
5. Not valid with other promotions, offers, discounts and/or debit/credit card privileges.
6. Management reserves all rights to amend offer and terms and conditions without prior notice.
Address: 50 Jurong Gateway Rd, Jem #03-21, Singapore 608549
Phone: +65 6268 9960
Jem Food Trail was a great success, all thanks to the organisers and very sporting participants. Throughout the trail, they have been busy feeding both their stomachs and cameras, and updating their Instagram with delectable photos of the feasts. It was a really fun-filled day!
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