The highly-anticipated opening of celebrity-founded Korean noodle chain, Paik’s Noodle is finally here, with the brand opening its first Singapore outlet at Suntec City! Dubbed the “No.1 Korean Noodle Brand”, Paik’s Noodle has over 1000 stores worldwide, and we got a taste of the Singapore offerings to see if it’s really worth all the hype.
The Singapore menu is pretty lean, with a total of 10 meat, rice and noodle dishes to choose from. We had to get their signature noodle dishes: Jajang Myeon ($11) and Jjamppong ($14), both of which did not disappoint. For bigger eaters, you can also opt to upsize your noodles for an extra $3.
Jajang Myeon, $11
The noodles for both are thick with a nice chewy bite, and we recommend mixing and eating them as soon as they’re served before the noodles get too soggy! The black bean sauce in the Jajang Myeon is rich, and not too sweet, laced with chunks of tender pork.
If you don’t mind some spice, definitely go for the Jjampong, with a robust and spicy seafood-y broth and generous amounts of squid, mussels, pork and vegetables. We could even smell the wok hei aroma from this dish as soon as it arrived at the table!
Tang Suyuk, from $21
If we had to pick just one must-order dish, it’d definitely be the Tang Suyuk (from $21), a sharing platter with strips of sliced pork deep fried in the crispiest and lightest batter. There are 2 ways to enjoy this, with the tangy sweet and sour sauce poured directly over the pork, or having the sauce on the side and dipping into it. We preferred to dip ours in the sauce separately to keep the pork extra crispy!
Bokkeum Jjamppong, $17
Gochu Yuringi, $23
For something a little more unique that you won’t find at other Korean restaurants, the Bokkeum Jjamppong ($17) might be a good option to try, slightly spicy and reminiscent of mee goreng or longevity noodles. The Gochu Yuringi ($23) is also worth a try if you love fried chicken, topped with soy sauce and hot chilli peppers for that spicy kick.
The restaurant is located at Basement 1 of Suntec City, with more of an open concept, and is situated in full view of the iconic fountain—talk about dining with “waterfront” views! Overall, we foresee Paik’s Noodle being a hot favourite spot especially during lunch or for family meals, and is definitely a good meal option for affordable and hearty dishes. During our visit we also saw a couple of Koreans dining in as well, so you know the taste is pretty authentic. However, we do hope they’ll be adding more dishes to the menu in future!
From now till 31st October, Paik’s Noodle will also be having a sure-win Spin & Win opening promotion where you can win free dishes and even $10 dining vouchers! A minimum of $30 spend will entitle you to 1 spin. The vouchers won are valid for use for your next visit.
Must-try dish (s): Tang Suyuk, Jjamppong.
Address: Suntec City, #B1-177/177A, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983
Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11am-9pm; Friday-Sunday, 11am-10pm