Sarang @ Orchard Central

Posted on June 7, 2013

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As much as AiMakan loves Japanese and Korean cuisines, it has always been a regret for not visiting the countries as yet. With all the radiations and war threats happening in the past year or so, I was reluctant to put myself in the danger zones.

So the next best thing is to visit a authentic restaurant that is situated in our own island, definitely a safe option anytime. 20130513-195800.jpgSarang means Love in Korean. The revamped restaurant is finally opened for business.

20130513-195834.jpgThe refurbished eatery exudes a joyful atmosphere with lush synthetic greenery that mimics Korean’s current trend in the dining industry.

20130513-195844.jpgI like how the al fresco area dazzled in the evening sun and glimmered as the lights gently kindled after sunset.

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Korean Japchae ($7).

Japchae is a Korean dish made from sweet potato noodles (called dangmyeon), stir fried in sesame oil with various vegetables. I enjoyed Sarang’s delectable recipe along with the al dente strands of the dangmyeon.

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Spicy Chewy Rice Cake ($7).

Commonly known as Ddeokbokki in Korea, it is a popular spicy snack sold by street vendors.

This one in particular was a little too peppery for some, as for me I had a couple of bites and a huge glass of water. The hot sauce used is probably homemade as there was something different from the ones I had before, in a good way.

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Kimchi Pancake ($8).

I have had tons of pancakes since I love Korean cuisines and I wouldn’t say this is the best, it was relatively tasty. You get crisp exterior with satisfactorily packed caky insides.

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Ginseng chicken terrine ($16).

One of my favourite dishes but this received precise love-hate issues. While most at the table couldn’t manage another piece, I found myself going for three.

The chef was innovative to come out with a slightly extraordinary twist to their national dish. Though so, I still prefer biting into actual flesh.

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Okonomiyaki styled Scallion Pancake ($8.50).

I was puzzled. Why did a Japanese dish happen to appear in a Korean restaurant. Without wondering any further, I dug in. There it was, the okonomiyaki as how it would have tasted in any japanese restaurant.

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Crispy Tofu with Kimchi Cream sauce ($5.50)

If you are wondering how does blended kimchi and cream taste like, let me explain and hope you understand. Tangy and spicy, kind of like tomato base with a tinge of chilli and cream. A nice tapas indeed.20130513-221022.jpg

Sarang Nachos ($9.50).

Forget about cheese dip or guacamole on nachos, let me introduce this Korean rendition.

Minced beef, jalapeño, olives, tomato strips, mayonnaise and homemade bulgogi dressing. Definitely an excellent choice to go with beer. 20130516-091331.jpg

BBBB (Big Bang Bulgogi Burger), $16.

Taking after the name of the popular south korean boy band, Big bang is a hefty grilled bulgogi beef burger. See those layerings within the buns, well marinated slices of meat with crisp vegetables.

I did wish they were more generous with the portion size though.

Sarang Soju Bomb (Soju + Korean Beer), $16

Of all the cocktails that were served, I found this glass highly amusing. It is like a measuring cup for various alcohol concentration in the drink. You prefer say 11.9% alcohol in your cocktail, just pour Soju till the mark of 11.9% and top up the rest with beer. Viola!

I like the concept that Sarang delivers and dining in the dainty atmosphere was pleasant. The menu was not extensive but I am sure there will be more to come. Next up, JaJangMyeon will be my next plan for Sarang.

*This invitation is initiated by PR Samantha and Sarang. Thank you for the kind hospitality and dinner.*

Address : 181 Orchard Road
#07-01 Orchard Central

Tel : 67731322

Operating Hours
Sun – Thu: 12:00 – 22:00
Fri – Sat: 12:00 – 23:00

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