Usually when my friends and I eat, they will complain about the food to me secretly. This time, NO COMPLAINTS at all. These are their comments:
“The cooked dishes are awesome!” – Huccalyly
“I checked facebook, and they have good reviews. You said, ‘Aiya, it’s their friends who wrote.’ YOU ARE WRONG lor. The food is truly delicious!” – William
“I’ll definitely bring my friends back!” – Serene
K Cook Korean BBQ Buffet is a Korean enterprise, with Korean chef, and management. There are two areas, non aircon (with a good view), and aircon. Both areas are decorated in a modern style, with a big screen, showing Korean concerts and music videos.
There are cooked food, and bbq ingredients. Canned drinks are included in the buffet. Alcohol at an additional charge. This is the first time I enjoyed cooked food at a BBQ buffet – really fantastic! I usually don’t like Korean rice cake but this one, mixed with beancurd skin and hardboiled egg (pictured above), was marvelous: pillowy, not overly chewy or sticky. I had THREE servings of spicy pork bulgogi, surprisingly refreshing. Japchae (glass noodles) was spot-on delicious. The dakdoritang, or spicy bean-paste chicken, that I always order at 2D1N, was FREEFLOW here.
Beef Plate Eye
There are about 10 meat options for BBQ, including prawns, squid, and various marinated pork, beef, and chicken. Everything was outstanding, thoroughly marinated, and tender. Not bad quality, considering the price.
These Koreans don’t know what they’re in for. Put prawns in a buffet? Singaporeans, WHACK.
If there is something to improve, I’d like their spicy items to be spicier. When we ate, it was very mild. Come on, man, Singaporeans can eat spice like Koreans, ok?
Beef short ribs.
Besides the food, the stove is also a winner. Usually, when you BBQ food, the food gets charred easily. Here, the fire set at medium, and the wide flat pan allow the food to cook evenly, without being charred.
Among all the Korean BBQ buffets I had, this is, hands down, my favorite at this price point. I must gather my Korean BBQ kakis to go down again ASAP before this gets crowded. Trust me, it will get VERY, VERY CROWDED.
K. Cook Korean BBQ Buffet Price
M-F (11.30am-3pm): $14.90+ (adult)/ $8.90+ (below 12 years old)
Weekends, PH & eve (11.30am-5pm): $24.90+/ $18.90+ (WHAT?! THAT’S 6-HOUR LUNCH)
M-Th (5.30-10pm): $24.90+/ $18.90+
F-Sun, PH & Eve (5-10pm): $26.90+/ $18.90+
*NIGHT BUFFET (Drinks not included)
Tue-Sat, PH Eve (8.30pm-12am): $12.90+
*This offer hasn’t begun yet. Check their facebook for updates.
K.COOK Korean BBQ Buffet
181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central #07-01, Singapore 238896
T: 6884 7282
Rating: 4/5 stars
Written by A. Nathanael Ho.
Thanks, Alex and Tengyi, for the hospitality.