Eid Mubarak to our Muslim friends! Today's post is on Korean cuisine. As you might've probably guessed from the name, Twins Korean Restaurant is run by twins, Park Sung Jae and Park Woo Jae. The former specialises in deep-fried items, while the latter focuses more on grilling and stir-frying.
My BFFs and I just had to order the fried chicken items, of course.
Yangnyum Wings (Half) S$10.00
Out of the four flavours available, we decided to try the chicken wings that were glazed with sweet and spicy sauce and topped with roasted soybean powder. The wings were adequately juicy, but I found the batter to be slightly too thick. The homemade sauce could have more kick.
Soy and Lemon Kkanpungki (Medium) S$22.00
What we enjoyed the most that evening was the deep-fried boneless chicken coated with soy and lemon sauce and garnished with a combination of shredded leeks and dried chilis. The savoury and tangy sauce hit all the right spots, complementing the tender chicken chunks well.
The twins' rendition of the popular Korean glass noodle dish was delectable. The visually appealing ensemble of ingredients, such as sliced beef, leeks, carrots, onions, mushrooms, chili slices and sesame seeds, made me want to dig in before taking the picture. I wouldn't mind having a bit more sesame oil drizzled onto it.
While the seafood pancake appeared to be a bit on the pale side, it was tasty nonetheless. Accompanying the squid and shrimps were a lot of leeks and only two visible chili slices. The batter was very thin though. Even though it was really crunchy as a result, I'd prefer it to be thicker.
Haemul Pajeon S$20.00
Bean Powder Snow Bingsoo S$12.00
I'm not a big fan of the Korean shaved ice dessert that has been gaining popularity recently, but we did end off the meal with the restaurant's best-seller. It was fluffy enough, although we'd certainly love to have more of the roasted soybean powder as the only other topping to the large amount of shaved ice was the red bean paste.
Pika's advice: I'm not sure how much more is the large version of the Soy and Lemon Kkanpungki, but it's only S$8.00 more expensive than its medium counterpart. I'm pretty sure it's worth getting even if there are only two of you.
Twins Korean Restaurant
7 Craig Road
(Mon-Sat: 11.00am - 3.00pm, 5.00pm - 12 midnight; Sun: 5.00pm - 12 midnight)
*Prices quoted are subject to 10% service charge.
Have a nice meal,Cliff(y)