Are you a fan of Korean BBq? I am! Ever since I tried this fantastic Korean BBq in Korea (had it 3 times in a week), I have been craving for it back in Singapore. And I was so happy to have found Don Dae Bak, an authentic Korean restaurant in Singapore that’s really cheap and good!
Say hello to Don Dae Bak (돈대박)!
Located in Kreta Ayer Road, it’s a mid sized cozy kinda eating place run by real Koreans. Buffet is available during lunch and dinner with the difference being lunch using gas stove while dinner uses charcoal stove. I’ve tried both lunch and dinner, and didn’t really find a great difference cooking using either.
NOTE: The price has been updated to
Lunch buffet – $19.90, Dinner buffet – $21.90+.
They have a good variety of side dishes and we kept refilling them! My favorite is the chap chae (stir fried vermicilli) and beancurd skin. My friends like the kimchi and taugay too.
Meat wise, items were fresh, well marinated and they were really generous with the portion size. Personal favorites are the marinated short rib, pork belly, and spicy marinated chicken. DAEBAK!
The BEST PART of the BBq is the rim of yummy egg! Exactly the same as the one in Korea! You can mix in kimchi or taugay into the egg curd when it’s cooking for different flavors. The egg is so popular that sometimes it’ll run out during dinner time, which is disappointing.
What I also like about Don Dae Bak is that there is a chimney thing which sucks the smoke right out of the stove, so you don’t feel too oily. You will still smell like BBq though, so do bring along a body mist or febreeze if you’re going elsewhere afters.
This is definitely the place I will revisit when having a Korean BBq craving cause it’s really value for money, authentic and the food is plain ol’ good.
Don Dae Bak
35 Kreta Ayer