Note (May 2012):
We recently bought Groupons and when you tell them you are using them, they display an attitude. Come on, we pre-paid the money to you!
Not sure if they have been overwhelmed by Groupon deals, but the food’s not the same. We ordered a seafood pancake and there was no seafood in it. They later waived off the charges for that dish which they took away anyway, and we ate only a bit of it.
Also the day we went, they said they had no supply of chicken for the fried chicken. I wonder if it’s only for that day. We were not very happy customers.
Momo, sis and I were craving KFC, the Korean variety i.e., “Korean Fried Chicken”.
So we decided we will go to our latest discovery of divine, mouth-watering Korean Fried Chicken.
When we got there, we realized the shop had a name change! It’s now called Joo Mak Korean Restaurant. It was previously called Korean Restaurant Cliff if you look at this previous post.
We have no idea why they changed the name, but the folks managing the shop are still the same folks.
We had only fried chicken in our minds and not really interested in anything else.
But we know the chicken’s going to take a very long time to be ready, so we ordered a soup and a bowl of rice to ease the hunger first.
Here’s the banchan. (Korean side dishes).
In this restaurants, they use trolley to push out their food! They pushed out the trolley and unloaded these 11 small little side dishes on our table.
They were generally quite ok, except the kimchi served that night seemed a bit over fermented. Wonder if it’s their specialty or are we picky. ;-p
The soy bean soup that we had. It’s like a spicy vegetarian soup.
There were like 4 or 5 kinds of root vegetables inside. It’s also probably an acquired taste.
I thought it tasted a bit ‘off’ for my first mouth. As you drink the second mouth, it actually tasted rather nice and gets better.
After waiting for around 20 minutes, our chicken finally arrived!
We had the ‘half-half mix’ this time. The ‘original recipe’ and the ‘spicy sauce’ version.
The spicy version tasted very much of korean chilli powder mixed with some sweet chilli / tomato based kind of sauce.
When it’s freshly fried and served, the original version tasted better.
We only managed to eat slightly more than half and packed the rest home.
Guess what? I stored them in a vacuum container (I have this set of container that you can a special tool to suck out all the air inside) and after 2 days, we heated the chicken and ate it for supper. The spicy chicken tasted so different! It was so so so delicious compared to the original version. The spicy sauce has totally been absorbed into the chicken!
We paid $40 for the above. Sorry I can’t remember the breakdown.
I took their business card and realized they do delivery! But there was an asterisk beside the phone number that says, please order 2 hours before hand!!
Korean Restaurant Joo Mak
144 Upper Bukit Timah Road
#04-01 Beauty World Centre
Tel: 6466 7871 / 8229 4055
Hours: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM / 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM
For delivery, remember to order 2 hours before. They deliver to West of Singapore. (Holland, Bukit Timah, Clementi, Dover, Choa Chu Kang, Jurong as printed on their card)
Delivery charge: Orders below $60, there’s a $4 delivery charge. Above $60, free delivery.