If there’s been a increase of a particular delicacies going Halal in Singapore, I’d need to say that Korean and Japanese have been main the way in which for positive. Not that I’m complaining in fact! 😛 The newest to affix the rising listing is Hanok.
Hanok is a Halal spin-off by the favored (not licensed Halal) Korean eatery Masizzim. Principally, the thought is that you just get a big providing of the menu from Masizzim.. however at Hanok – it’s the Halal model! At Hanok, they focus on Korean stews (particularly Galbi-Jim aka beef rib stews) and an assortment of conventional Korean fare.
And to be trustworthy, the menu does seem very spectacular. There are a number of dishes that I don’t recall being provided at many (and even ANY) different Halal Korean makan joints in Singapore. Properly, you’ll see what I imply.
Their specialty is Korean-style stews so that you’ll discover a couple of on the menu. The excellent news is you can additionally customise some choices in your stew so that you get one you’re gonna actually get pleasure from 😀
The one pictured above is the Beef Rib Stew (Rooster or Seafood additionally out there). We chosen the non-spicy Soy flavour however you may take into account the Spicy model too. You may also select for those who’d prefer to get pleasure from your stew with Rice Noodles or Udon (weirdly, it’s important to order Rice individually if you need that). Final however not least, you’ll be able to select so as to add Cheese and/or Topokki for an additional $2.
The one within the image is the Single serving by the way in which. Should you’d like, they’ve a Double measurement for sharing.
One thing extra up your alley could be the Kimchi Beef Rib Soup. There’s nothing like a sizzling bowl of spicy Kimchi broth to get your urge for food actually going am I proper? However you could be asking – what’s the distinction between the Stews and the Soups?
Properly, it appears to be that the Stews are served and stored sizzling and effervescent for you (due to these mini stoves thingies on the desk) and also you additionally get extra customizable choices (like Spicy Degree 1-4) with the Stews. Additionally, the Soups are served with some Rice on the facet.
Both means, no matter you order, each additionally fairly shiok lah. So simply order which one fits you greatest 😉
Ah, the Spicy Noodles. I bear in mind seeing this dish on Operating Man as soon as. That they had some sort of meals problem for that episode and one of many dishes they ate was this.
These are literally chilled Buckwheat Noodles. Consider it kinda like a Korean-style Soba/Bibimbap hybrid 😛
You may really feel that the Spicy Noodles are just a little gentle so maybe greatest to pair with some accompaniment. We’d advocate the Spicy Beef! Tender beef slices are stir-fried with some greens and what Hanok calls its particular candy and spicy sauce. They’ve additionally acquired a rooster model btw.
Okay lah it’s not that spicy to be trustworthy. However it’s fairly sedap! Good for sharing.
This dish wasn’t out there throughout out first go to however we lastly acquired to attempt it on the following go to. The Spicy Octopus seemed prefer it was going to be superior primarily based on the photograph within the menu however to be trustworthy it was a little bit of a letdown.
There merely wasn’t sufficient of the spicy sauce on the octopus so there wasn’t actually any kick. And we love the beansprouts however they let off a lot liquid that it ended up diluting the ‘spiciness’ of the infant octopus even additional. Oh properly, no less than we acquired to attempt it.
Okay lah so this one was a little bit of fail for me 😛
So the entire level of the Rice Ball Bulgogi Beef is that you just’re supposed to combine the whole lot up and form it into balls for simple consuming. It’s an incredible concept and a superb likelihood to have a little bit of enjoyable whereas consuming. They even give you a plastic glove!
After mixing up the rice, minced beef, Kimchi and seaweed – I completely failed at making the balls LOL
So in the long run, I ended up consuming it as a Bibimap 😛
Perhaps I might have had higher luck with the Crab Meat or the Tuna variations who is aware of…
However talking of Bibimbap –
I LOVE BIBIMBAP! And so this was one among my favorite issues I ate at Hanok 😀
Further bonus that it’s served in a sizzling stonepot in fact! Offers you a pleasant further char on the underside! And don’t be afraid to ask for a bit extra Gochujang for those who want it.
However what I did discover a bit perplexing is that the Bibimbap is listed solely on their Lunch Set Menu. Together with a couple of different dishes like Spicy Meat Rice and Teriyaki Rooster which you’ll’t discover on their common menu… It’s superior cos the Set meal comes with a few slice of the Pancake of the Day and a few Seaweed Soup.
I do hope that they place the Bibimbap on their common menu quickly. Within the meantime, y’all gotta go to on weekdays between 11am-2pm for those who wanna get pleasure from this.
I assume you can safely say these are a few Korean classics. Kimchi Fried Rice is at all times a sensible choice I assume. However I do want they’d added a bit extra kick.. y’know what I imply? Truly, they might have added extra kick to lots of the dishes. To not say that they weren’t sedap however I assume we favor extra… kick 😛
The Squid & Leek Pancake (aka Jeon) was truly actually good although. The squid was truly tender and the Jeon itself had a pleasant crisp in some elements. Positively an surprising hit on the desk. The Tomato Cheese Kimchi Pancake was a bit too heavy if what I imply. Perhaps we simply weren’t used to the robust flavours.
The Steam Egg was extra that I anticipated to be trustworthy. To begin with, it’s greater than what it seems to be like within the photograph within the menu LOL positively good to share between 2-3 individuals no less than.
The Steam Egg is definitely actually good. You may go for the traditional one however we advocate the model with Cheese! That’s some tacky, eggy-weggy goodness proper there!
Should you’re on the lookout for extra eggy goodness, they’ve acquired some actually cool Korean Egg Rolls too.
The Honey Mustard Cheese Egg Roll had a beneficiant serving of tacky goodness rolled up inside. However I couldn’t style the Honey Mustard in any respect regardless of the sauce being drizzled over it. I nonetheless favor that one to the Tuna Seaweed Egg Roll. Maybe subsequent time we’ll attempt the Crabmeat Egg Roll.
Keep in mind after I stated that the Bibimbap was probably the greatest issues I’d eaten at Hanok? Properly, that is the opposite factor.
Tteok-galbi is (actually) a dish match for royalty! Properly, it’s a superb factor it’s out there to us common-folk as of late as a result of it’s actually bloody amazeballs scrumptious. Brief-rib minced beef and rooster is shaped right into a patty and grilled. It’s tender and juicy however nonetheless has that scrumptious charred flavour due to a superb grilling. Topped off with a sweet-salty glaze for good measure.
That is additionally good for sharing however to be trustworthy, I just about completed this on my own after whacking an entire Bibimbap on my own additionally 😛
No matter scrumptious meals you get pleasure from, remember to wash all of it down with some refreshing drinks. The Honeydew Aloe & Lime Jelly Ice Tea are fairly tasty however the Yoghurt-y drink choices just like the Grapefruit Yogurt sounds fairly tasty too. One of the best information – they arrive in jugs!
Total, Hanok has some fairly good dishes on the menu. There’s little doubt about that. However then once more, why shouldn’t they? Their OG model Masizzim had all of it mapped out so their meals ought to be fairly bomb proper? However that high quality additionally means a number of the dishes could appear fairly expensive.
However moreover that, I assume additionally they want a bit extra time to get issues up and working easily. The primary time we visited, fairly a couple of gadgets on the menu weren’t out there (for no matter purpose) they usually even forgot to serve us our Kimchi and Pickled Radish Banchan 🙁
Properly, right here’s to hoping they’re up and working easily as a result of they’ve acquired some fairly good meals at Hanok 🙂
HANOK BY MASIZZIM
3 Gateway Dr S 608532
11.00am til 9.30pm Sundays to Thursdays
11.00am til 10.00pm Fridays & Saturdays
This meal we go to ourselves (like macam nameless ah) and pay personal cash one.
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First printed: 31 Jan 2020
Up to date: 9 Jul 2020