Sarang: Korean cuisine in the Heart of Singapore
I had planned to post this as soon as Valentine’s Day was over but due to my crazy schedule last week, I only have time to do so over the weekend. The boyfriend and I spent Valentine’s Day together for the first time and we went to the ever crowded Orchard Road. We were indeed one of the many blissful looking couples walking hand in hand that day. :D
Initially, we had a few places in mind but decided to use them for other occasions in the near future :) I happened to find out about Sarang’s “Jamulsoe” Set ($51.20++ for 2) while reading a copy of The Straits Times’ weekly supplement, Urban. A Jamulsoe is a “love lock” as seen in the first photo. This is known in Korea as a symbol of eternal love where couples write their wishes on a card and proceed to affix the lock on a fence. The key is then thrown away, flung into the sea perhaps. Even though the set dinner was a steal, the food wasn’t really fantastic. All dishes are sharing portions.
I’m definitely not calling ourselves Romeo and Juliet but this is the Romeo & Juliet Drink Set which in reality, is two glasses of apple spritzers. So here’s a toast to everyone who’s madly in love.
The appetizers were not included in the menu and I’m not sure if they serve the same thing on normal days. This cup of Fishball Soup looked odd to me. It’s just a piece of fried fishball sliced into two halves. Chewy Charles commented that the soup was bland.
The Seaweed Crackers, on the other hand, tasted quite good.
After having tried authentic Korean food during my two overseas trips to Korea, the standard of the food at Sarang fell short of my expectations. I was surprised that the chefs are Korean so I’m half wondering if they wanted their food to suit the locals’ taste buds. The taste of ginseng in the Ginseng Chicken Soup was very mild. Glutinous rice had been stuffed in the whole chicken. This is one of my favorite Korean dishes because it’s very nutritious.
We both liked the Sarang Japchae. A simple dish of vermicelli tossed in sesame oil that tasted a little sweet. It was topped with strips of fried egg, vegetable and black fungus.
The Jeon Platter is a mix of Scallion, Kimchi and Dory pancakes. Chewy Charles liked the Kimchi one best. The heart shaped pancakes looked a little ugly to me though :P
I have no idea why the Korean marinated pork is called Super Star. Besides pork, beef and chicken are two other available choices. The meat was not exactly very tender. We ended up eating it together with the mashed potato and corn.
I never expected the Strawberries & Cream Delight dessert to turn out this sour. I want my desserts to be sweet! We gave up eating this after a few mouthfuls.
Even though the standard of the food was a huge disappointment, we had fun writing and decorating our cards to be affixed together with the love lock on the fence :) Thanks for everything, Mr Chewy! Sarang Hae Yo~ :D
Sun to Thu
12pm – 10pm
Fri to Sat
12pm – 11pm