Gogiyo Korean food in Braddell
Personally, I prefer discovering underrated Korean eateries around, recently stumbling upon Gogiyo in the Toa Payoh North area. Situated in the hip Grains and Hops food court in an industrial estate, the stall specialises in Korean delicacies, mainly rice bowls, K-BBQ, and army stew sets. Determined to uncover more wallet-friendly Korean gems, I wanted to see how they fared against others of their kind, together with a dining companion.
Food at Gogiyo
When it comes to interactive dining experiences, I think most of us here would tend to associate them with atas, high-end restaurants. Serving two, Gogiyo’s Bulgogi Beef Waterfall ($29.90) challenges that notion, giving you that hands-on opportunity to personalise your Korean BBQ experience at a fraction of the usual prices.
Essentially, they provide you a platter of their signature bulgogi-marinated beef, assorted mushrooms, assorted vegetables, Korean fishcakes, glass noodles, and kimchi. Best thing is you get to cook them on a grill or in their Korean anchovy soup base. If it sounds somewhat familiar to you, that’s because it very much resembles another local food trend, Thai mookata.
What makes it interactive would be how the set comes with instructions to prepare your own meat “waterfall” on the grill. This is finished off by pouring the soup over to introduce the “water” part of “waterfall”, letting the broth fully absorb all the flavours of the beef and vegetable mix.
The soup is more diluted and slightly salty at first, but after cooking your ingredients, it becomes gao and flavourful. On its own, the quality bulgogi beef is succulent and well-marinated, with a pleasant sweetness that isn’t overpowering while