Hungry Korean At Geylang Bahru
Stumbling on Hungry Korean while on a walk around Geylang Bahru, I was reminded of my visit to Annyeong Chicken. Ever since the meal at the latter, I’ve been looking out for affordable Korean hawker food that is closer to the central region.
Finding out that one of the owners is ex-Mediacorp actress Cassandra See, I had higher expectations. This was considering her first venture at Star Army Stew, which sold Korean army stew. This signalled to me that she was no stranger to the Korean hawker food scene.
Food at Hungry Korean
We initially came here for their popular Baby Back Stew Ribs ($11.90), which sadly wasn’t available. This Chicken Jjigae ($6.80) was recommended to us instead. A hearty bowl of stew is common comfort food for Koreans, where the piping hot bowl of soup warms not only the belly but also the soul.
I would have preferred if the soup dialled up on the gochujang flavours a few notches. The dish was mainly sweet and savoury, devoid of much-needed spice. We found out it was possible to request for extra chilli oil, which we gladly mixed in.
The cuts of chicken given were generous. They were satisfyingly tender and not overcooked despite being boiled in a stew.
I ordered their Bulgogi Beef Rice Bowl ($6.80) as I figured it was the closest item they had to bibimbap. It came as a well-balanced meal by itself, with portions of protein, carbohydrates, and vegetables.
Bulgogi beef is typically marinated with soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger, which creates a flavourful savoury blend that is characteristically Asian. While credit