1. The GogiJip
This Tanjong Pagar restaurant is probably the most popular place in Singapore for raw marinated crabs—ganjang gejang or yangnyeom gejang in Korean—and they’re known for serving the popular and elusive Korean delicacy at incredibly affordable prices. The GogiJip’s raw marinated crab set lunches start from a pocket-friendly $24 for their Yangnyeom Gejang (spicy raw crabs) and $29 for the Ganjang Gejang (soy sauce marinated raw crabs).
With the set you don’t just get the raw marinated crabs, you also get a generous spread that includes a stew of the day, seasonal Korean side dishes, Korean pancake and of course, a bowl of steaming white rice to pair with the super umami raw crabs! The GogiJip’s raw marinated crab lunch sets are available daily from 12pm-2.30pm. The GogiJip also serves a variety of KBBQ meats like Iberico Pork, Black Pork, Fresh Ribs, Beef Striploin and more.
Address: 72 Tanjong Pagar Rd, Singapore 088493
Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday, 12pm-12am; Friday-Sunday, 12pm-3pm & 6pm-12am
Daejim is a new KBBQ joint in Tanjong Pagar with an industrial pojangmacha (tent or street stall in Korea) vibe, for a more casual and laid-back dining experience. The restaurant offers quality cuts of meat and fresh seafood that’s been air-flown from Korea. Seafood options include half-shell scallops, live abalone, octopus and oysters. For raw items, Daejim boasts the trendy soy marinated raw crab, Ganjang Gejang ($40); as well as raw prawns, Ganjang Saewoo ($35) and Beef Tartare ($35).
The restaurant also doubles as a bar, so you can definitely count on their extensive selection of cocktails and alcoholic drinks to pair with your KBBQ! Aside from the usual soju and beer, go for one of their Soju Cocktails ($18); or try their specialty drink, the Honeycomb Makgeolli ($38)—a sweeter and more drinkable version of the traditional Korean rice wine.
Address: 4 Craig Road Singapore, Singapore 089664
Opening Hours: 12pm-3pm & 5pm-2am daily
This is an authentic Korean restaurant specialising in seafood and sashimi for when you’re missing Busan! If you love raw seafood, this is the place to go as they offer giant sashimi platters, raw seafood like prawns, abalone, octopus, sea squirt, and more! The restaurant also serves the elusive Ganjang Gejang ($50) and if you get their sashimi sets, you’ll be treated to a wide array of sides on rotation such as Spicy Braised Radish, Soy Braised Potatoes, Scallion Pancakes, Seaweed Soup with Beef and more!
If raw or live (and moving) seafood makes you squeamish, not to worry—Badam also has options for the less adventurous. Their sets also come with a couple of cooked items like grilled corn cheese, grilled prawns, pumpkin as well as a big pot of Maeuntang (spicy fish stew). Or you can also order a la carte items like Grilled Eel ($25), Grilled Cheese Half-Shell Scallop ($50) or Clam Mussel Stew (from $25) and more.
Address: 22 Tanjong Pagar Rd, Singapore 088445
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 3pm-10.30pm; Saturday-Sunday, 12pm-10.30pm
4. KKO KKO NA RA
KKO KKO NA RA is an OG Korean fried chicken specialty restaurant in Singapore, having been frying up authentic fried chicken since 2008. Sandwiched between the other rows of Korean restaurants along the streets of Tanjong Pagar, KKO KKO NA RA is also one of the few Korean restaurants in Singapore to offer raw marinated crab! Get their Ganjang Gejang in a Small ($75) or Medium ($85) portion, or spice it up with their Yangnyeom Gejang ($48) instead!
KKO KKO NA RA’s raw marinated crabs are also available for delivery or pick-up here. Aside from raw crabs, the restaurant also offers your usual Korean fare like stews and soups, hotplate chicken, BBQ, bar bites and snacks, noodles, pancakes and more.
Address: 68 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088489
Opening Hours: 12pm-1am daily
5. Guiga Korean BBQ Restaurant
This is possibly the cheapest place to get your raw marinated crab fix in Singapore: Guiga Korean BBQ Restaurant has affordable lunch sets with raw crab for just $20! These pocket-friendly lunch sets come with your choice of soup (Kimchi Stew or Bean Paste Stew), 1 crab and rice—perfect for if you’re just looking to get a taste of raw crab.
But if you want to really indulge, they also offer full-sized portions of Ganjang Gejang ($45) and Yangnyeom Gejang ($45). Guiga also offers plenty of other popular Korean dishes like Samgyetang, Jokbal, Tteokbokki, Fish Roe Soup, assorted sashimi, BBQ, noodle dishes and more.
Address: 134 Tanjong Pagar Rd, Singapore 088538
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 11am-3pm & 5pm-11pm; Saturday-Sunday, 11am-11pm
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SoGoodK is a limited-time Korean pop-up kiosk at Takashimaya basement bringing you some of the best and freshest produce and lifestyle products straight from Korea. This is the brand’s first-ever pop-up and you can try some unique and luxe Korean eats like indulgent Korean Caviar, Jeju Sea Urchin, Pungcheon Grilled Eel, Korean Octopus, Shine Muscat Grapes, convenient meal kits and more!
One of the offerings at SoGoodK is the highly sought after Ganjang Gejang ($138) that comes in a set with 2 crabs and 3 shrimps, all marinated in a special soy sauce. What’s special about SoGoodK’s raw marinated crabs is that they’re specially sourced from a popular Seoul restaurant, the Ilmi Ganjang Gejang Restaurant, so you know you’re definitely getting the real deal! They also offer the spicy Yangnyeom Gejang ($124.20; UP. $138). Make sure to stop by SoGoodK to grab your Korean goods before the pop-up ends on 30th November 2022!
Address: Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Basement 2, 391 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238872 (near the fountain)
Opening Hours: 10am-9.30pm daily
Shopee has pretty much everything you can imagine, so it’s no surprise that they even sell raw marinated crabs so you can have an authentic raw crab experience right in the comfort of your own home! These raw marinated crabs are sold by Market Blue on Shopee, and come in both the Ganjang Gejang and Yangnyeom Gejang versions.