Masizzim @ 313 Somerset, Singapore

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Masizzim (ma-see-sim) is yet another Korean food concept brought to you by K Food Holdings, also the folks behind Chir Chir Fusion Chicken Factory in Singapore. Masizzim can be translated to delicious stew in Korean and they serve a variety of traditional and modern Korean dishes in hearty portions. What distinguish them from other Korean restaurants would be their signature stews, Beef Rib Stew, Pork Rib Stew and Spicy Chicken Stew.

I highly recommend these balls! Rice Ball (Tuna or Anchovy) | $8 – DIY rice balls with medium-grain white rice stained purple from Korean black rice, barley, seaweed crumbs, crushed chilli padi, and a choice of Tuna (with mayonnaise and kimichi) or Anchovy. Here’s how you do it DIY with the gloves provided, mix the ingredients well and mould them into balls or any shapes you like. It would be a tough choice to pick which is nicer, and I really like both. One gives the extra crunch with crispy anchovy and the other is packed with flavour from the flakes of tuna mayo.

Without further ado, the highlight of the meal, STEWS. They comes in two “sizes” and each pot is chock-full of succulent meat that fall-off-the-bone tenderness such as Australian beef short ribs, Australian pork mixed ribs and assorted chicken parts. The process includes marinating the meat overnight followed by slow-cooking it for at least 6hours in Masizzim’s recipe sauce.

Beef Rib Stew | $18 for single, $32 for double and Pork Rib Stew | $16 for single, $29 for double - can be served spicy or non-spicy, the non-spicy soy flavour is an umami blend of soy sauce, pineapples and Korean pear - unassumingly lip-smacking. 

The Spicy Chicken Stew | $16 for single, $29 for double - is only served spicy, the spicy base is made with gochujang (red pepper paste), offering the adventurous four levels of increasingly fiery, and tongue-tingling heat.

Here's how you can personalise your stew:
- Choose the stew
- Choose flavour – soy (for beef and pork only) / Spicy (level 1 to 4)
- Choose noodles – Korean udon / glass noodles
- Choose optional add-ons – cheese / toppoki (Korean rice cake) / extra noodles | $2 each
- Beef and spicy chicken in spicy level 1 with glass noodles
- Pork rib in soy with udon

Korean pancakes are one of the sides not to be missed. Masizzim's pancakes are crispy-chewy, which boast an impeccable golden-brown tan across both surfaces and around their crinkly edges. All pancakes are served with their house-blended dipping sauce of soy sauce, vinegar, sesame, chilli powder, pepper and onions.

Started with the interestedly creation of Tomato Cheese Kimchi Pancake | $13 - kimchi and minced beef-stuffed pancake topped with tomato paste, mozzarella and chopped basil. Looks a lot like a small pan of pizza and possibly taste like one too! Nothing beats the traditional kind, Squid and Leek Pancake | $14 - tradition Korean pancake with tender slivers of squid and leek, filled with chewy squid. There's also one that is stuffed with potato, Potato Pancake | $12.

The interior is an industrial-looking space with rustic grey walls, dark fixtures, concrete floors and mesh dividers filled with stones. To enhance the experience as though it was back in Seoul, the warm-cosy lighting and K-pop music videos in the background plays a part. 

313 Somerset, #B3-02, 313 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238895

Opening Hours:
Sun - Thu: 11am - 10pm (L.O. 9.30pm)
Fri - Sat: 11am - 11pm (L.O. 10.30pm)

..Hosted Meal..

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