E!GHT Korean BBQ @ The Central | Clarke Quay, Singapore

Friday, August 21, 2015

E!GHT 8 Korean BBQ is a full-service restaurant, where their well-trained team will be prepared and cooked for you at your table. So all you have to do is sit back and enjoy, or feed your cameras first :) E!GHT offers an array of tantalising flavours of  premium BBQ meats like their signature Mangalitza (Mahn-ga-leet-za) pork belly, that comes in 8 Colours Set.

I like how it was prepared where the staff cooked and cut the meat and leave it at the hotplate for us to enjoy. BBQ never felt such a breeze!

What's more authentic than having Korean Iced Barley Tea [$2]
They serve alcoholic drinks and even their own concoction such as Soju Bomb and Seoul Train.

The free flow side dishes (known as Banchan in Korean) are seasonal, what were served during the tasting: spicy cuttlefish, pickles with beetroot, pickles with chilli, seaweed, fried anchovies, kimchi and beansprouts. Condiments includes bean paste and chilli.

E!GHT is called 8 because of their 8 Colours Set (each strip weights approximately 100g), ranges from the lightest to strongest flavour. We were invited to try the 8 Colours Set Version 2.0 [$98]Original, Pine, Green Tea, Yuzu, Plum, Blackberry, Ginger Honey and Kalbi.

8 Colours Set (original): Wine, Original, Ginseng, Garlic, Herb, Curry, Miso Paste and Red Pepper Paste.

Oh and don't worry if you can't finish 8 pork bellies, they comes in 4 Colours Set [$58] too (shares 2-4pax), or you can always order a la carte at $12 each strip

This sheet is thoughtfully placed on top to prevent the oil from splattering, but you might still be splattered now and then haahaa! I am speechless on how good it is... If you love BBQ and pork, this is THE place. The marination is so well done that each bite is so flavourful.

Top up for Army Stew with the Coloured Set at $6 (such a steal!), otherwise it can be ordered a la carte at $24.
It is always a good combination to have stew while barbecuing, well at least that's for me cause it can get too meaty with all the pork going on. Plus army stew is a must try at a Korean restaurant right? The pot looks big but it is pretty shallow, I'm not complaining as it is just the right size to go along with the BBQ.

Seafood Soft Tofu Stew [$24] - the soup tasted too fishy for my liking. Would prefer the Seafood Bean Paste Stew [$18] though (not in photo).

Don't fancy BBQ? They offer a la carte dishes too like this Kimchi Fried Rice [$28] - it is interesting that is is served like the Japanese dish, Okonomiyaki. It's called kimich fried rice but sadly the kimchi wasn't distinctive.

There's always room for desserts but it a miss with their Bibimbap Bingsu [$28] - a bingsu looking like a bibimbap, thumbs up for the effort. The price seems to be too steep for 8 toppings (marshmallow, strawberry, oreo, kiwi, cornflakes, grape, red bean, and mango) on a bed of shaved milk ice. Nothing to shout about for this bingsu.

Available on weekdays at 11.30am - 2.30pm and weekends at 11.30pm - 4.30pm.

Credit: E!GHT Korean BBQ
The chic industrial ambience with K-pop videos playing on the background, ultimate Korean sensation while dining. Brownie points added for their 2-in-1 chairs, where the lid can be lifted and your belongings can be kept inside. It is safe (cause you are literally sitting on it) and I guess the bags won't smell as bad. Outdoor seats are available as well.

Because of the well marinated pork belly, this is easily one of my favourite place to go for quality Korean BBQ and I strongly recommend it!

E!GHT Korean BBQ
The Central,
6 Eu Tong Sen Street,
Singapore 059817

Opening Hours:
Lunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
(L.O. 30 minutes before closing hours)


..Hosted Meal..

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