Under Singapore brand, Ministry of Food, the head chef is a Korean lady. Too excited about the food, and forgot the interior shot. The restaurant was pleasantly modern and clean.
Free flow soft drinks. There were 5-6 dishes of cooked food, including japchae (glass noodles), pancake, Korean sushi, etc. But I wasn’t impressed with them. The japchae was overly salty, pancake dry, potato tempura limp.
The bbq ingredients were the saving grace. About 10-12 types of marinated meat, such as beef short ribs, marinated pork, pork collar, and so on. Thoroughly marinated, tasty, but I thought some meat, like chicken bulgogi, were overly marinated that they lost the character of the meat, and all you can taste is just marinate.
Service was excellent, and they offered to change our hotplate now and then. Oddly, Daessiksin reminds me of 2D1N and Ssikkek; it is better than Ssikkek, but not as good as 2D1N. Among similarly priced Korean BBQ buffets, I still prefer K. Cook most of all. But Daessiksin is definitely a good second choice in Orchard if you can’t get a seat at K. Cook. Including a makguli, we spent about $32 each.
Daessiksin Korean BBQ Buffet Price
Weekday Lunch: $14.90++ (adult)/ $8.90++ (child)
Weekend and PH (all day): $24.90++/ $18.90++
277 Orchard Road, Orchard Gateway #03-17, Singapore 238858
T: 6702 7427
M-Th 11.30am-3.30pm, 5.30-10pm; F 11.30am-3.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm; Sat: 11.30am-10.30pm; Sun 11.30am-10pm
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
Written by A. Nathanael Ho.