During our staycation at The Clan Hotel, hubs and I decided to check out a nearby Korean BBQ restaurant to satisfy our staycation tradition. With so many restaurants to choose from, we settled on Wang Dae Bak Pocha Korean BBQ. Join me as I share my experience at this charming restaurant! ⸜( *ˊᵕˋ* )⸝

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Why We Chose Wang Dae Bak Pocha Korean BBQ

Amoy Street has a lot of Korean BBQ restaurants. Since we were staying just across the street, hubs and I decided to check out a restaurant there. Hubs and I wanted to check out Wang Dae Bak BBQ, which we assumed is the original Wang Dae Bak branch. We thought we could easily make a dinner reservation on a weekday but apparently not! The restaurant was fully booked! As such, we decided to make a reservation at Wang De Bak Pocha Korean BBQ instead. (´• ω •`)

What We Ordered at the Restaurant

I was not expecting the restaurant to be fully packed since we were able to make a reservation with ease. I guess all Wang Dae Bak Korean BBQ restaurants are popular in this area! We were seated just right beside the entrance, which was not too ideal. Unlike other Korean BBQ restaurants we have been to, the space here is less spacious.

The old-school decorations inside Wang Dae Bak Pocha Korean BBQ restaurant

That being said, I really like the overall look and feel of Wang Dae Bak Pocha Korean BBQ restaurant. The interior was decorated to look like a 70s – 80s Korean street scene. There are old-school signages all around the restaurant. Even though the seating space is a bit tight, it fits right into the looks and feel of the restaurant. ( ´ ꒳ ` )

Complimentary Beansprouts and Kimchi on the Grill

Before serving our meat, the staff brought on a whole plate of kimchi and beansprouts that he put on the grill. This was pretty interesting for us since we have never had grilled kimchi at any of the Korean BBQ restaurants we have been to. And honestly, this was AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS. So instead of having cold kimchi, it became nice and hot right off the grill.

The beansprouts on the other hand are so not for me. Beansprouts have a weird taste to them that I don’t fancy so when I saw a whole load of them on the grill, I was slightly put off. Haha! If I never remember wrongly, hubs thought that it tasted quite good though not something he would always eat. („• ᴗ •„)

Kimchi and beansprouts on the grill and the complimentary lettuce and barley tea at Wang Dae Bak Pocha Korean BBQ restaurant

Since there was so much of the beansprouts and kimchi on the grill, they ended up getting charred since we didn’t have anything we could put them on. One of the staff spotted this and put a small grill on the pan so that we could put these grilled vegetables on it before they got more burnt. HAHA! (¬‿¬ )

Quality Meat at a Good Price

We ordered the pork belly, thin-sliced beef and bibim naengmyeon (cold noodles with spicy sauce). I have wanted to try bibim naengmyeon for the longest time since I saw bibim guksu on Kang’s Kitchen. Even though both are different, as a noodles lover, I feel like it is my responsibility to try this dish out. (´・ᴗ・ ` )

The thin-sliced beef and pork belly that we ordered as well as the beef being grilled at Wang Dae Bak Pocha Korean BBQ restaurant

The meats here are of good quality and are nice and tender. We ordered the cheaper pork belly and I cannot imagine having the better quality one (Duroc Pork Belly). Anyway, not sure if it has got to do with the meat we ordered but we had to grill our own meat. I thought I saw the staff cooking for other tables so I am not sure if this is the norm. (・・;)ゞ

Cold Noodles of the Right Spicy Level

The bibim naengmyeon was good~! I have tried it at two other restaurants and it usually came way too spicy. However here at Wang Dae Bak Pocha Korean BBQ, the spicy level was just night without having to make any adjustments. The noodles also went really well with the grilled meat. From this day on, bibim naengmyeon has become a permanent fixture in our Korean BBQ meals. ⸜(*ˊᗜˋ*)⸝

The cold noodles and side dishes at Wang Dae Bak Pocha Korean BBQ restaurant

There is not a lot of variety to the side dishes though they do have interesting dishes such as macaroni. My favourite as always is the stir-fried fish cakes~! The soft tofu was also an excellent side dish that doesn’t overpower the main dishes you order. If I had more stomach space, I might refill these! (´ ω `♡)

Overall Experience at Wang Dae Bak Pocha Korean BBQ

Even though Wang Dae Bak Pocha Korean BBQ was not our top choice, we ended up having quite a good dining experience with them. Aside from the tight seating area and table space, everything else about the place was great. The highlight is definitely the grilled kimchi, which was so good. The cold noodles are also something that you should consider matching with your grilled meat.

I should probably check out Wang Dae Bak BBQ in future to see if there is any difference from this Pocha outlet. As of now, I think Wang Dae Bak Pocha is definitely a good place to visit for your Korean BBQ cravings! ⸜( *ˊᵕˋ* )⸝

Information about Wang Dae Bak Pocha


⏰ Opening Hours: 11.30 AM – 2.30 PM, 5.30 – 10.30 PM
☎️ Phone Number: +65 6220 0322
📒 Menu | Reservation

You can find out more about Wang Dae Bak Pocha here:
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