The Place Located at Serangoon Garden, Hanwoori Korean Restaurant is opened by a cheery Korean lady whom will greet you with her high spirits while taking your orders. The space is rather basic, no-frills setting but this should not deter you from visiting Hanwoori.
The Food Been visiting Hanwoori for a while now, though have not gotten down to write a review of it. Perhaps I have underestimated how this neighbourhood Korean restaurant is truly a gem, with it becoming more popular in recent years with younger crowds now forming queues during peak dining hours. Every main course comes with 10 complimentary banchan (side dishes) that are refillable with no additional charge.
As with most of my Korean meals, an order of Sundubu (S$15) is a must. Hanwoori’s rendition is rather balanced and not too spicy for the average.
Love a good Ttukbaegi Bulgogi (S$18), also known as Beef Bulgogi Hot Pot. The salty beef broth with the well-soaked glass noodles and lean beef slices goes really well with a bowl of Korean rice.
And you can also add an order of Japchye (S$19) if you love glass noodles like I do.
Another classic dish to order, the Kimchijeun (S$15), also known as Kimchi Pancake is available on the menu here. Personally I find the pancake slightly too soggy, and a tad too bland, perhaps we can throw in more kimchi to the mix to spruce up the flavours.
Order the Gyeran Jim (S$13) instead. This Steamed Korean Egg makes a good side dish to complement the more savoury items on the menu. Fluffy, yet well-seasoned, order this to share with your fellow dining partners.
Rants Parking is always an issue here at Serangoon Garden, so come early to avoid the peak dining hours. Reservation is also highly recommended.
Will I Return Again? Hanwoori is your next-door Korean casual dining restaurant that does almost everything right, and makes you feel very much at home. I have been coming back, and I don’t see it stopping.
Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 3.5/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
Hanwoori Korean Restaurant
76 Serangoon Garden Way
Tel: +65 6283 6339
Monday to Saturday 1130am to 230pm, 530pm to 10pm
Sunday 530pm to 10pm
Closed on Tuesday
Ranted by The Rantee