Affordable Korean BBQ At SSAK3
We Singaporeans are undoubtedly huge lovers of BBQ and hot pot. In fact, if you’re an avid Korean drama fan, drooling while watching your favourite Korean actors and actresses happily grilling meat is not unfamiliar. For those who are looking for a new place near town to get your next fix of Korean BBQ, SSAK3 serves affordable grilled meat, army stew and more along with a variety of cheap soju and beer.
Active listeners of K-pop might have heard of the popular project group SSAK3, which shares the same name as this Korean BBQ restaurant. Their band name, pronounced, “ssak sseu ri” means ‘to sweep’ the music charts. Likewise, the BBQ restaurant, run by a Korean chef with over 30 years of cooking experience, also hopes for the same success for their business.
SSAK3 is home to a variety of reasonably priced meat. Our favourite was the Planer Porkbelly ($12+ for 150g). As our massive plate of pork belly was served up, I had to grab my phone to snap a shot of the beautifully curled slices of meat placed alongside kimchi and beansprouts.
When it comes to Korean BBQ, there is almost no better combination of cheese, meat, and kimchi, so I got a portion of Grilled Cheese ($4+) to go with my order. The savoury melt-in-the-mouth samgyeopsal (grilled pork) paired well with stretchy grilled cheese alongside piquant kimchi that added a welcome crunch. My companion and I practically inhaled the plate in less than 10 minutes.
If pork belly isn’t quite enough for you, give the SSAK 3 Assorted Set ($40+ for 500g) a shot. This substantial platter comprises pork belly, honeycomb pork belly, beef short ribs, and short plate.
We were especially enamoured by the honeycomb