The Place Located at Amoy Street, I had been to Wang Dae Bak at China Square few years ago and only managed to check out Wang Dae Bak Pocha recently. Wang Dae Bak Pocha is also managed by the same Wang Dae Bak Group, except that the concept at Pocha takes on a retro Korean street food vibes inspired by the 70’s and 80’s.
The interior of the restaurant is a long shophouse setting with small tables fit for 3-4 persons to enjoy a Korean BBQ session.
The Food The menu is extensive and offers ala carte or set options, with a decent wide range of Korean rice wines & cocktails too. Another main difference between Pocha and the other Wang Dae Bak outlets is that Pocha uses Traditional Korean Iron Grill BBQ, as opposed to charcoal BBQ used in other outlets.
For a start, the complimentary Banchan (side dishes) served is a mix of mashed potatoes, kimchi, seaweed and corn.
For the sake of simplicity, I just went for the Beef Set (S$58) which is ideal for 2 persons. It comes with three types of beef – Beef Belly, Boneless Prime Rib and Marinated Boneless Prime Rib, along with other side vegetables like onions, kimchi, bean sprouts and mushrooms. The beef is well-marinated, flavourful and relatively tender.
Side dishes I had included the Steamed Egg (S$5) and Seafood Tofu Soup (S$16). I love the steamed egg, which comes in a hot iron bowl, fluffy and delicious.
Seafood Tofu Soup is another of my favourite, where this version is not too spicy and the tofu and clams are fresh.
Can’t do without a bottle of Chum Churum Soju (S$16) to go along with the meats, where I have been clearly watching too many K-dramas recently. #ItaewonClass
Rants The table gets very cramped after all the dishes were served and it is not that comfortable to dine with such space restraints.
Will I Return Again? Korean BBQ is always comforting to have, the only pity is that it is summer all year long in Singapore. Food quality is not too bad at Wang Dae Bak Pocha, though service quality needs to be stepped up.
Taste bud: 3.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 3.5/5
Overall Experience: 3.5/5
Wang Dae Bak Pocha
93 Amoy Street
Tel: +65 6220 0322
Monday to Tuesday: 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Wednesday to Thursday: 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 12am
Friday: 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 1am
Saturday: 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Closed on Sunday
Ranted by The Ranter