Aug 13, 2009

Doong Ji Korean Restaurant

Doong Ji located just next to Cafe Olive, an authentic Korean restaurant that serve very homely Korean cuisine. We were there last Friday for dinner and was surprised that the restaurant was so packed. We were the lucky ones, just in time to take up the last vacant table. A very friendly & polite Korean man in the late 30s whom we believe is the boss took our orders. Despite being full house, they still manage to serve the food efficiently without much waiting time.

Samgye-tang - The chicken is stuffed with glutinous rice, young ginseng shoots, and jujubes. The chicken is then boiled in a clear stock till very tender and served in an earthenware pot with green onion topping. This is a stamina food for the Koreans especially during summers. Doong Ji Ginseng Chicken Soup was a bit too salty for my liking but the chicken was very tender & tasty. They do top up the soup for you upon request.

We were served with a set 6 dishes appetizers (foc) which is a norm for all Korean restaurant. The cockles with hot pepper paste was my aunt's fav. For us, we liked the Kimchi and the mashed potatoes egg salad.

The spicy stir fry sliced pork was really spicy! Go for the non spicy one if you can't take hot stuff. Top up $2.00 to add kimchi to the pork which we did and was very good indeed. We always liked Korean pork to be eaten with lettuce. Yum yum!

Dolsot Bibimbap (Sizzling Vegetables on Rice), it's come in a hot crock with rice topped with a variety of vegetables (cooked and raw) arranged nicely on top with a small amount of seasoned stir fry meat and a raw egg yolk is added too. To eat, mix the ingredients together with a spoon and add hot pepper paste according to our own preference. This is a must try at Doong Ji, it was really good!

Japchae is a well-loved Korean dish which is very common at Korean parties & special occasions. It's basically mixed vegetables with transparent noodles with optional shredded beef. Vegetables & vermicelli noodles are fried & cooked separately. Then combined together with seasoning. This is also one of my fav dish. Just look at the picture, it's already speak for itself. Simply delicious!
This was a highly recommended dish by some of the reviewers from HGW, so we tried too. I would say if you like Kimchi, you will appreciate this pancake. Very strong kimchi flavour yet tasty too with squids added.

Total bill for 4 came up to about $80.00 (include 10% service charge but no GST) with an order of fresh pear juice. Korean tea was foc and free flow. We think it was quite reasonable and value for money. We will definitely return often to try other dishes.

Doong Ji Korean Restaurant
222 East Coast Road
Singapore 428919
Tel: 63454264
HP: 90893266
Operating Hours:
Lunch: 11.30am - 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.00pm - 10.00pm


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