Although the iconic Lau Pa Sat is widely regarded as having some of the best hawker fare you can find in Singapore, it is also home to fun fusion cuisine you may not have heard about. ROKUS a.g.b., which officially opened in early 2022, is one such example, serving up a Western take on Korean street food.
Also known as ROKUs & freedomism a.g.b. 프리돔, this less-than-humble hawker stall sells a small selection of handcrafted American-Korean creative burgers and snacks, and reviews have been excellent so far.
All their beef burgers are prepared with Australian grass-fed beef patties, a signature sauce, and ingredients commonly found in Korean cuisine. The unique Tteokbokki Burger ($13.90), with chewy rice cakes in a sweet and spicy tteokbokki sauce, is definitely not something you come across every day. Other more conventional options include the Gochujang Burger (S$12.90) and Kimchi Burger (S$12.90), all of which are served with hand-cut fries.
I do love a good fried chicken burger, and I’m totally loving the sound of the Crispy Chicken Burger (S$12.90), which comes with a choice of yangnyeom, gochujang, or black bean sauce. Pair it with an extra portion of Mentaiko Fries (S$4.90), battered Onion Rings (S$6.90), or a Korean Corn Dog (S$5.90), which many of us can’t seem to get enough of.
Our local Korean food scene continues to thrive, thanks to businesses like ROKUS a.g.b. Sure, the menu may not be the most extensive, but the siren call of a good burger is often too hard to resist. I’ll see you at Lau Pa Sat in a bit?
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