Sunday, May 27, 2012

주막 Joomak Restaurant @ Upper Bukit Timah Road Beauty World Centre (Part II)

My brother wanted to try, so brought him here. It was a Saturday evening, right after the rain. So the place was pretty quiet when we reached at about 630pm. Probably just two other tables occupied. My bro has no preference so I ordered for us. 짜장면 Jajangmyeon and fried chicken (half portion).

side dishes 반찬

The shop has a new helper to serve the tables, so we got our side dishes pretty quickly this time round. Glad to see that there're variations in the banchan.


potato strips

cucumber kimchi (this was good!)

fish cake strips (my fav!)

beancurd (taukwa) kimchi




Bro likes the young kimchi, and we both agreed that the cucumber ones were done up pretty good.

Jajangmyeun was served up pretty fast. Looked quite easy to cook too. Ingredients seemed to be lots of onions, black bean paste sauce, minced meat and cucumber strips.

jajangmyeun (짜장면 / 炸酱面)

slurpilicious noodles

The sauce wasn't as thick as I thought it would be (after effect of learning about jajangmyeun from Korean shows), and it was actually nice and sweet plus not too salty. The noodles were yummy! Absolutely slurp worthy. The texture of the noodles is like a cross between pasta and laksa noodles. Chewy yet soft. Nice. Good for sharing between two people.

Allow at least 15 to 20 minutes for the fried chicken. The shop proprietress said that they only have original flavour for that evening. Half portion yields 4 pieces of chicken, so it might be more worthwhile to get the whole chicken portion for just a few more dollars extra.

chicken in a basket
eat me!

Serving fried chicken in a basket is always a charming sight for me. Don't ask me why. It just is. The fried chicken was served piping hot, so do wait before sinking your teeth into one. There was one drumstick and three other fairly large pieces of fried chicken in there.

The skin was crispy, and though original flavour, it was still marinated with a little of the hot chili powder. Yums! Beneath those sinfully delicious skin, was tender and juicy meat. 


The chicken was flavourful on its own, but do dip them into the chili sauce that came together with the chicken basket. That was nice too with citrussy hint in the sauce.

We paid $32 for the meal and it was good for two pax.

the bill

Here's the link to first visit.


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