Hangsang Korean Restaurant opens its third branch, offering sizzle without the smoke and other authentic Korean favorites.
By Yong Yung Shin
With a seating capacity of 200, Hangsang Korean Restaurant And Market is the largest Korean restaurant in Singapore, but it is by no means a case of quantity over quality.
This is the third outlet in the Hangsang franchise after the first opened at Novena Square 2 in 2007 and the second at Holland Village. It is helmed by South Korean native and mother-of-one Son Mijin, who’s been living in Singapore for 13 years.
The experience of dining here starts with an offering of K-pop via a giant screen in the middle of the restaurant that projects popular Korean dramas and music videos throughout the day.
One highlight here is the charcoal BBQ. Among the various set menus, we tried the Modum Assorted Beef (S$58)—great for diners who want to sample different cuts. Our marinated wagyu briskets and beef short ribs were scrumptiously well-marbled and marinated; definitely a cut above those you get at other Korean BBQ buffets.
As is increasingly common, sophisticated smoke suction machines extract the fumes from the bottom of the stove itself, so you don’t walk out after your meal smelling like that satay uncle at Lau Pa Sat.
Having suffered through clumpy, bloated bowls of cold noodles at other Korean dining establishments, we were initially reluctant to try them here, but we were glad we eventually gave in to the glistening strands sitting in the clear broth—the Mul Naengmyun (S$15), cold buckwheat noodle soup that provides an ice-cold jolt to the tongue at first, and then savory satisfaction.
The Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup here (S$15 for half chicken) is made with a special blend of pine nuts, walnuts, red date and ginseng, making for a nutty and nutritious meal on its own.
This eatery located some distance away from the city center, but it’s worth the travel (and you’d probably never have to queue).
Hangsang Korean Restaurant & Market
200 Turf Club Road, #02-14,