Most of us are probably familiar with Korean food (in Singapore) staples like soondubu stew, bulgogi, bibimbap and so on—but have you tried tteokguk (rice cake soup)?
Often made with a milky bone broth, sliced rice cakes, julienned vegetables and egg and sometimes mandu (dumpling), tteokguk is one of the go-to comfort meals for many Koreans.
It’s also a Korean tradition to eat it on New Years’ Day as it symbolises a fresh start and prosperity.
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Located in Fortune Centre, Hangawi Korean Food is a humble eatery nestled within the sea of (also delicious) vegetarian eateries. You probably won’t miss it — it’s usually packed with diners.
The menu is pretty substantial with the usual items like tteokbokki (S$6.50) and bibimbap (S$6.90) as well as seolleongtang (oxtail soup) (S$6.90), samgyetang (S$10.50), and of course, tteokguk (S$6.90).
Light but still flavourful, the tteokguk here is served with generous portions of sliced rice cake, egg, carrots, egg, spring onion and a handful of shredded seaweed.
It also comes with the usual banchan (side dishes) that you’ll get at a standard food court Korean stall — kimchi and spicy anchovies. Who knows, maybe you can even toss the kimchi into the soup to make your very own kimchi tteokguk (this is a real variation of the dish!). No promises on how it’ll taste though.
Other than that, you can also get free-flow servings of miyeokguk (seaweed soup). That’s quite a meal for S$6.90!
Do note that the eatery doesn’t seem to serve drinks, so you might need to grab something from a nearby 7-11 or one of the bubble tea stores if you’re someone that needs to have a drink with your meal.
The eatery also earns plus points for its location — it’s located in the same building as Yat Ka Yan, one of the most popular local dessert stalls in Singapore where you can end off your meal on a sweet note (try their chendol!).
Now you know where to go when you’re craving for some affordable and homely Korean fare!
Hangawi Korean Food
📍 190 Middle Rd, #02-18, Singapore 188979
🕒10am – 8pm (Daily)
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