The Place Located along Singapore’s famous coastal food haven – East Coast Road. Just round the corner from 112 Katong, it reopened after a renovation back in 2008 and have been very popular even amongst the Korean community in Singapore. Don’t expect much from the simple setting of the restaurant, like how most Korean restaurants in Singapore, they seemed to agree on a home-styled decoration. One shout-out though, there are very limited parking spaces in the vicinity, so make sure you avoid the peak hours!
The Food Fans of Korean food have been having it good the past years, with new Korean restaurants seemingly springing up at every other streets, there is no doubt the competition has helped to improve the quality of such outfits in Singapore. The first dish tRP had at Doong Ji was their famous Bibimbap. Unfortunately it did not wow the Rantee.
Another highlight of the meal was the Seafood Pancake – it was definitely one of the best korean pancakes tRP even had in Singapore.
The two other dishes tRP had at Doong Ji were the heavenly Ginseng Chicken Soup (perfected by the rainy weather during our visit) and Japchae (aka Glass Noodles). Make sure you leave some space to savour the Japchae when you are visiting Doong Ji, it is definitely a must-try!
No Korean meal can be completed without a hotpot of Noodles, accompanied by a myriad of seafood in the kimchi-based soup. We were advised by the waitress that the serving is good for 3 to 4 pax, including the other dishes we have ordered. tRP rebutts that and advise that unless you have no other sides ordered, this will then be good for 3 to 4 pax! One thing to note about the hotpot though: have it once it is served. The constant boiling made the noodles a little too mushy and the seafood overcooked.
Although just as a side, the drinks served at Doong Ji are definitely worthy of a try too! Skip the usual ice water!
How could we ever have Korean food without the sides! Nothing too fanciful, but great taste & refillable (as always)!
Will I return again? Doong Ji impressed tRP with its focus on serving delectabe authentic Korean cruisie. If tRP happens to be in the area and has the Korean food craving, we might just pop right back in!
Taste bud: 3.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 3/5
Overall Experience: 3.5/5
Doong Ji Korean Restaurant
222 East Coast Road Singapore 428919
Tel: +65 6345 4264