Singaporeans' love for Korean cuisine is no secret, and this is reflected in the abundance of Korean restaurants located throughout the island. In this article, we will be introducing the top 5 Korean Army Stews, also known as Budae Jjigae, which are typically made with processed ingredients such as spam, sausages, baked beans, and sliced cheese. This dish is a popular comfort food, particularly enjoyed during rainy days, as it is simple, filling, and easy to share with friends and family.
1. 8 Korean BBQ
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8 Korean BBQ offers an extensive menu of premium meat cuts, nourishing broths, and flavorful stews, all served in a sleek and industrial setting. Among their dishes is the Army Stew, which is known for its addictive spiciness that will have you slurping the soup before finishing the ingredients. This dish combines a hearty kimchi broth with ham, sausages, and ramyeon for a comforting and satisfying meal. For the best experience, make sure to indulge while it's still bubbling hot!
Location: 1 Scotts Rd, #04 - 20 / 21, Singapore 228208
Tel: +65 9018 9212
Opening Hours: 11.30am - 2.30pm, 5.30pm - 10pm (Mon - Fri), 11.30am - 10pm (Sat - Sun)
2. Seoul Shiok
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Are you a cheese lover? If you are one, head down to Seoul Shiok to enjoy the Cheese Ring Army Stew! Pick your ingredients from the bubbling, flavorful stew in the center of the table and pair them with some stretchy cheese on the side. This adds an extra layer of flavor and texture to each bite! With a mild level of spiciness and sourness, the stew had a rich and robust taste that was further enhanced by the combination of the various filling ingredients, creating a memorable and lasting flavor experience.
Location: 159 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, #01-526, Singapore 560159
Tel: +65 8886 8604
Opening Hours: 10am - 9pm (Mon - Sun), Closed (Tues)
3. Mukshidonna Singapore
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Mukshidonna's army stew is a must-try for those seeking a delectable dining experience. Although they are primarily known for their tteokbokki, this restaurant also offers Budae Jjigae, as they have a soup base option called "Budae" that includes the typical army stew ingredients. Diners have the option to further customize their stew by adding an array of ingredients such as scallops, sliced beef, chicken sausage, crispy fried calamari, dumplings, and cheese to elevate their meal to a whole new level of decadence.
Location: 11 Tanjong Katong Rd, #01-30/31, Singapore 437157
Tel: +65 8168 4708
Opening Hours: 11.30am - 10pm
4. Two Cranes
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Two Cranes stands out among local cafes with their innovative Korean-fusion menu, offering individual portions of army stew to cater to solo diners or those with friends who may not share the same appetite for the hearty dish. The flavorful and spicy broth is filled with a medley of ingredients, including rice cakes, baked beans, sausages, spam, and mushrooms. If you are looking for high quality brunch at an affordable price, do give this a try!
Location: Hougang St 21, #01-291 BLK 211, Singapore 530211
Tel: +65 8166 0140
Opening Hours: 9am - 9pm (Mon - Thurs), 9am - 9.30pm (Fri - Sun)
5. Twins Korean Restaurant
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Run by a pair of Korean twins, this restaurant is renowned for its extensive selection of authentic Korean cuisine. It has garnered approval from various Korean celebrities, including popular MC Kang Ho Dong and celebrated actress Kim Jiwon. The Army Stew's broth has a rich and savory base that is adequately spicy, yet still allows the natural flavors to shine through. Packed to the brim with ingredients, this Army Stew is a definite must-try! You will not regret trying out their signature chicken and kimchi pancake too!
Location: 7 Craig Rd, Singapore 089667
Tel: +65 6221 5205
Opening Hours: 11am - 3pm, 5pm - 11pm (Mon - Sat), 5pm - 11pm (Sun)