So.... off to one of the more popular Korean food in Singapore, Ju Shin Jung at West Coast Road or Highway... whichever it is, it's just opposite Haw Par Villa.
I remembered being very much entertained by these towel coins... they sure look like mints now... and when u pour water over it.... it will expanded into a disposable towels! great stuffs to bring on a camping trips!
The REALLY fun part of having Korean meals is the side dishes. Ju Shin Jung, or rather most of the authentic Korean Restaurant here, gave unlimited side dishes, at least that's how it was here all the times.
Fresh Pork Belly (삼겹살 Samgyub) - Yummy!! This was much better than the one I had a few days ago at the other Japanese restaurant. I think it had do with the fact that it was cooked and consumed quickly!!! :D
Marinade Beef-Rib (양념갈비 Yangnyum) - I didn't get a cooked picture of it... why? because the service staff took away my favorite part!!! my bone!!! *sobS* she took away my bone!!! I was too shocked to eat for 5 seconds! But I got over it and continued with eating my Pork belly with kim chi... :D They also had another version of Black Angus beef... only a few dollars difference, but I can't be bothered with it... cause this was good enough for me.
Seasoned Slice beef (생불고기 Bulgogi) - What is an authentic Singapore version of a Korean meal without this!!! u get it almost everywhere in food courts of Singapore. What made this so different? Well.... *drum rolls* it was the free enoki mushrooms they gave. In another word... no differences.
Spring onion Seafood pancake (해물파전 Pajun) - This is one of my MUST eat items! IF they have it, I must have it. I LOOOOOOOOOOVE this. I like the spring onion in it, the pathetic almost non-existing seafood that was supposed to be in it... and most important of all the pancake batter? Can it still be a batter, when it's cooked? no matter! I just like the thing! everything that made this into a perfect dish, except the pepper! :p doesn't it just look yummyily delicious!!! :p
Saengang-cha (Ginger Tea) - to me, this is a very much acquired taste thing... but I like it!! :P very nice... give me more!! I think I drunk about 4 bowls of this..... :P It left behind a spicy aftertaste, that was quickly forgetten as I recall the sweet taste of the drink.
Oh we were also given hearted shaped watermelon slices... nothing special, just another piece of water melon.
With the issue of FT coming into Singapore, and how Singaporeans are dependent on them, as they are on us, I still find it hard to balance the need and the want. This restaurant used to have a majority of Korean staff, as compared to now, where FT had taken over almost all the service staffs and the kitchen, when I peeked into it. I agree totally, when a business wish to cut costs, having a cheaper source of labour is good. But when the standards of the food dropped, I find it hard to justfy the cost of cheaper labour. The want of having cheaper labour overshadowed the need of having good food. Either start training them to prepare Good Authentic Korean food or get back your Korean staffs, cause MILK MILK wants GOOD FOOD!
(Take note that I do not have any issues nor do I discriminate against hard working people who leave behind everything they have back home to come to Singapore for a better life.)