Comforting Sundubu-Jjigae (순두부찌개) at SBCD Korean Tofu House - Tanjong Pagar Centre

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Situated directly above the Tanjong Pagar MRT station, Tanjong Pagar Centre is the newest business and lifestyle district where you can find a mix of food retail, farmer's market, as well as commercial office. 

As you walk out the station, SBCD Korean Tofu House can be easily found as the restaurant itself is quite bright and spacious with large seating capacity. They also do Dosirak aka lunch box if you need Korean food on-the-go!


Wondering what does SBCD stand for? It's actually Singapore BukChang-Dong! A lil bit of story, Bukchang-dong is an area in Seoul renowned for its fine food, hence SBCD wants to establish their own BCD in Singapore through their Tofu and Korean dishes.


We tried their Assorted Soontofu with beef, squid, shrimp, clam (and CRAB!) The soup base is made from pork and vegetable and here you can also choose the spicy level. Some people like to quickly stir the raw egg inside to give the broth some creaminess, others might just let it sit until it turns soft boiled. 

The main star of the dish is definitely the soft tofu! Premium soya bean, directly sourced from Korea is used to make their tofu and the kitchen always prepares fresh hand-made batches everyday in the morning. It has a pudding-like quality, very light in texture but with a rich creamy taste. 

In typical Korean fashion, soondubu came with rice served in a stone bowl and banchan (aka side dishes). 


For vegetarian lovers, try their Sesame Soontofu. Served non-spicy, it has brocolli, mushroom, zucchini, seaweed, and topped with sesame oil. I must say soontofu has found its place as people's comfort food, be it for nourishing the tired body or even as a diet food. Meat-eaters might find the taste a bit boring, but I actually like it! It has deep sesame taste, rich flavor, but finishes lightly.


Instead of the usual Seafood Pancake, why don't you try their Prawn Tofu Pancake? Using the same soft tofu as their Sundubu, here you can try the fried version with small prawn pieces on the inside. Served with the dipping sauce on the side, this thick savory appetizer is just irresistible for all tofu-lovers.


You can't talk about Korean food without mentioning the BBQ ribs (aka galbi) right? As far as I know there are 2 types of galbi, the chunky one we usually have at BBQ place and the other one is called LA galbi - here the rib is cut thinly across the bone. 

Served on a hotplate, the ribs were well marinated, tasty and flavorful in every bite. Although some ribs were tender and juicy, I also found some were very tough and hard to chew.


When I read Pork Belly Tofu Kimchi on the menu, I have this "Jaeyook Kimchi Bokum" in my head - stir-fried pork belly with kimchi and gochujang (red chili pepper paste) then served with tofu on the side to compliment its spiciness.

Then, I found SBCD's version was quite interesting, as both pork belly and kimchi were stir-fried separately. Thickly-sliced pork belly was tender and tasty, the whole dish wasn't saucy, but stir-fried kimchi brought the spice and its distinctive flavour out. Not only great and hearty as a meal with rice, this dish is also popular as an appetizer while drinking soju! I must say it's a great dish for your perfect night out with friends right!

SBCD Korean Tofu House
Address:
Tanjong Pagar Centre, 7 Wallich Street B1-01/02 (Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar)
Opening Hours:
11.30am - 10pm daily

-Let's Nomnom dined as guests of SBCD Korean Tofu House and Quandoo SG. Thanks Brandon and the team for the warm service and hospitality. All opinions here are our own and independent- 

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