Kko Kko Na Ra 꼬꼬나라


Had a lunch date with Sheryl a few months ago (very outdated I know T.T) and since it was right after our weekend Korean class, we decided to head to Tanjong Pagar where numerous Korean eateries gather. Our first choice was actually Todamgol but it was unfortunately closed so after some whining, we took u-turn and frequented their sister restaurant, the famous Kko Kko Na Ra 꼬꼬나라 instead, hoping that they will serve the same out-of-the-world Kimchi Pancake both of us were craving for.

Kko Kko Na Ra diners usually only swarm in for the infamous "Chimaek", which stands for Korean Fried Chicken and Maekju (Beer), late in the evening hence the restaurant was relatively quiet at the time we visited. This is why I would highly recommend anyone to visit on a Saturday afternoon instead to avoid the long queue and also additional spendings since the dishes are priced more expensively during dinner. Besides, there are valuable set meals that are only available during lunch too!

Alrights, let's see what the two of us have had:
(apologies for the blurry pictures =x)

Love the banchans ♥♥

Kimchi Pancake | $18

First of all, MY FAVOURITE KIMCHI PANCAKE! Don't worry if you are not a fan of kimchi. The taste of kimchi is quite mild that I don't feel like I am eating kimchi at all, so whether or not you are a fan, you will come to love this mouth-watering pancake like I do. Furthermore, it is not at all oily, yet delightfully crispy, flavourful and tasty. I wish the pancakes were thicker though..

Bossam Lunch Set | $20

The lunchbox, bossam (steamed pork belly) and tteok manduguk (ricecake and dumpling seoup) are part of a lunch set so the bossam portion was smaller as compared to ordering it ala carte, but it was just nice for the two of us. Although both the bossam and manduguk paled in comparison to what I had in Jokbali Myeongsu, Seoul, which were of course authentic, they were tasty nonetheless!

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings | $18 for half chicken

The must-order dish for every Kko Kko Na Ra diner. We opted for the honey garlic ones based on our fried chicken-eating experiences in Korea lol and sure enough, it was 맛있어요 (ma-si-sseo-yo; delicious in Korean)! The combination of the mild taste of garlic, the tender and juicy yet non-greasy meat as well as the exceptionally crispy skin was overwhelmingly impressive. Definitely a dish to die for.

Kko Kko Na Ra Chicken
68 Tanjong Pagar Road
Singapore 088489
Tel: 6225 9282

Lunch: 12pm - 3pm (closed on Sunday lunch)
Dinner: 6pm - 3am
Visit their website here

Sheryl paid for the meal so I don't have an exact figure for the total bill but it should be $70 thereabouts. I wouldn't think it overpriced considering the amount of food we ordered (it certainly looked like we have starved for days), and I must say I am extremely satisfied with the food despite the fact that I was quite skeptical initially since Kko Kko Na Ra didn't exactly impressed me on my first visit a few years back when I had the highly-recommended Army Stew. Everything from the kimchi pancake to the fried chicken, bossam, side dishes and fruits, and down to the service provided was pretty awesome ^.^

I am definitely coming back,

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