Officially launched on 21st August 2017, Dae Gweol is a newly opened Korean restaurant selling authentic cuisine from Busan. Once you step inside, you’re not only greeted by the stylish interiors and classy marble tables but also a variety of Korean skincare products.
That’s right; they sell Korean skincare products that are reasonably priced. Get your quick fix of facial creams and masks here. But we digress, we are here for the food.
This restaurant serves healthy and delicious Korean food where they have a variety of soups and rice dishes.
With the soup mains, you will get a bowl of multigrain rice, and for all meals, there will be a set of side dishes like cabbage and radish kimchi, rolled omelet, and dried squid. The rice is just slightly chewy with a bite, and the side dishes offer different textures and tastes to accompany your meal.
For us, we got the Galbi-tang (beef short rib soup) and the Crab soup. The clear Galbi-tang has tender chunks of beef, radish and thinly sliced egg served in a dolsot stone pot. It’s a clean-tasting soup with all the goodness from the beef and the vegetables. As for the Crab soup, it has a red soup base with big pieces of crab, tofu, zucchini, and other vegetables.
We also ordered the Bibimbap. As with all Bibimbap, the fresh and colorful vegetables and meat are arranged on top of the rice and served with a generous helping of their seasoning sauce.
We tried their Tteok-bokki too!
These chewy rice cakes are served with their sweet and spicy sauce together with other ingredients like the hard-boiled egg and some meat.
How can we resist not ordering some dessert? Dae Gweol serves up some pretty good bingsus. The milk ice base in them is finely shaved, and they look and feel like snow. We got the Cookies and Cream bingsu and the Mixed Berries one too.
The Cookies and Cream bingsu has the shaved ice topped with cookie crumble bits, nuts, a bit of dried fruit, and, of course, ice cream! The Mixed Berries bingsu has the same milk ice base, but this is topped with fresh strawberries, blueberries, ice cream and drizzled liberally with their berry sauce.
And finally, Hotteoks!
Typically, a Hotteok would be deep-fried but at Dae Gweol, they bake them. The result is a chewy Hotteok that is not greasy. They are served with a side of ice cream and drizzled with chocolate sauce and a sprinkle of nuts for an extra crunch.
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Address: 65 Tras Street, Singapore 079004
Mon – Sat: 11.30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10.30pm
Closed on Sun
Tel: 6222 1828