Bornga is the first outlet in Singapore of a well-known chain from South Korea, started by a celebrity chef, Jong Wom Paik. The chain started in 1992 and sells a variety of Korean cuisine. continue reading
Opening Hours
Mon - Sun
11:00 - 22:00
Other Info
Takes Reservations
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Signature Dishes
Sliced Beef
Review (11)
Level4 2013-11-12
Wrapped Lettuce at mouthful.Bornga is a place where one can discover the whole new taste of Korean cuisine.Born-Ga’s fresh vegetable wraps. Enjoying the food and yet staying healthy at the same time. The creation of Korean Executive Chef and Chief Executive Officer Jong Won Paik.Instead of doing the barbequing ourselves, this time round I have opted for Dwaeji Gochujang Barbecue. This dish prepared and cooked in the kitchen before serving so wedon’t have to smell like BBQ after the meal.These sliced of marinated pork belly fire grilled creating a flavourful spicy fiery stir fry dish goes well with the generous serving of fresh lettuces.There were seven variety of side dishes (Korean Banchan) which are refilliable The side dishes comprising of various types of marinated vegetables in different texture, taste and colour.Seven kinds of side dishes as follows:Top RowLeft to Right)1. Stir-fried Eggplants (Gaji Bokkeum)2. Steamed shishito peppers (Ggwari Gochu Jjim) 3. Simple Korean Seasoned Spinach Salad( Sigeumchi Namul)4. Mung Bean Sprout Salad (Sukju Namul Muchim)Bottom RowLeft to Right)1. Stir fry dried strips squid ( Ojingeochae Bokkeum)2. Pickled Zucchini (Oi-Sobagi) 3 .Fresh Napa Korean Kimchi Salad (Baechu Geotjeori)I only requested one additional refill for the side dish which is the stir fry dried strips squid. These pork slices smothered in spicy, sweet sauce and fire grilled smokiness are just irresistible. The pork are well marinated that you don’t require additional chilli sauce to go along with the dish.Dwaeji Gochujang Barbecue Priced at S$36++.Combined with these belly pork slices are thinly sliced onions, spring onion stalks and leeks which complemented with the lettuce wraps.At the end of the meal, we received a complimentary drink “Omija”. Also known as five flavour berry tea. Believed to have medicinal values. This Omija served in a small bowl with crushed ice. This tea has distinctive five taste. Sour taste to protect the liver while the sweetness to improve the function of the spleen and stomach. Spicy or pungent to protect the lung while the bitter taste strengthen the heart and the salty taste to protect the kidney and bladder.A reasonable size plate of grilled pork belly slices and six side dishes are sufficient enough for a hearty lunch meal.Further more, the waiting staff are very helpful and courteous. continue reading
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Level4 2013-10-29
Authentically Korean cuisine in the town, Bornga was success and done very well in food chain. We waited at queue for around 20 minutes before seated, the restaurant was packed during dinner hours. Watching at Menu, I let my friends to decide what to order. Providing small side dishes before get started, the purpose was appetizing us.Thinly sliced shinning meats arrived, it was marinated before serving yet in natural colour. Mansinjang Samgyupsal was $24.00 or 200 grams, pinky tenderized pork belly was seasoned with peppery flakes. Another signature meat, Woo Samgyup was priced at $28.00 every 200 grams. Equipped with black Exhaust Tubes, there was no smoky and smelly BBQ scent anymore after walking out from the restaurant. What a thoughtful design, it actually looked classy modern too. Impressive service, staff barbecued the meat for us. You may choose to help yourself also. Quite a pleasant experience overall, I might come back again. continue reading
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Level4 2013-07-29
Yangnyum Galbi: Beef ribs marinated in BORNGA’s special sauce, $45!Finally, I was able to try the long-awaited BBQ beef after soooo long! I came with my family instead of my friends! I absolutely love this place for the BBQ beef! I also love Bornga's special sauce which I can dip into and we were allowed to get more special sauce! We're supposed to roll out the meat and let it cook. The bone was really hard and obviously inedible but I feel like I was having the real deal! Being able to see the bone part. This is really really good and I also like the presentation of the raw lettuce and carrots that were giving so that we can wrap the meat in the vegetable and eat! It's really the best combination in the world: Beef, vegetable and Bornga's special sauce! HEAVENLY. I felt that every penny was really worth it! I urge you to give it a try! continue reading
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Level4 2013-07-14
Upon placing your order at any Korean restaurants around the world, you can always expect some ban chan (appetizers). Different restaurants will have different appetizers but these little dishes can be topped up upon requests. We ordered the Sliced Pork Belly that came with some bean paste sauces. The servers will usually bbq your meat for you so you don't have to worry about not knowing when the meat is ready to be consumed. I think Koreans eat this by wrapping the meat with a lettuce leaf and smearing the meat with some bean paste. Although it may seem like a weird concoction to some, the overall flavour is actually really nice. The lettuce leaf gave the meat a refreshing and crispy touch while the pork belly was very soft and tender. I particularly liked the bean paste which made the flavour even richer. We also had the Chadol Duenjang Jjigae. It is something like bibimbap, essentially traditional soybean paste stew with beef and vegetables. Add the stew to your bowl of rice, pour in whichever pastes you like, stir and mix it till you get an equal consistency and there you have it! A bibimbap. The myriad of flavours burst in your mouth with the vegetables adding a crunch to each bite. The quality of the food served made up for the lack of choices in the menu. However, prices are considered rather steep and with the addition GST and service charge, expect a bump in your total bill. continue reading
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Level4 2013-06-15
FoodThe usual welcoming dishes from a korean cuisine, kimchi, fried egg, beansprouts to kick start the meal.Chadol Duenjang Jjigae - SS$16.00A traditional korean soybean paste stewed with beef brisket with the end product looking something like a bowl of Bibimbap. The rice was poured into the big bowl from the usual metal bowl awaiting for the stew to boil and pour over it. The video on how it was mixed:The end product after stiring and mixing the stew with the rice.WooSamYeop - $28Highly recommended on the menu by Celebrity Chew Paik Jong Wong. This thinly slided beef was specially marinated. Samgyupsal (Grilled Pork Belly) - S$22.00Even layers of fats well organised on the plate.Succulent porked belly, comes in 2 versions - Crissy and non crispy, specially done up by the chef. Yums! Roll up the meat with the lecture given, add some kimchi, shredded leeks and dab some sauce to your preferred taste . It is believed that by having the wrap eaten up in one mouth will actually give one good fortune!The pork belly and beef brisket was served! All curled up after cooking.The chef had demonstrated the recommended way of eating the brisket by rolling it up and filled with some cooked shredded leeks. Born-Ga Bulogogi - S$45.00The best recommended dish on the menu by Chef Piak. Comes with beef brisket marinate with the in house Born-Ga's special sauce and boiled with vegetables (mushrooms, onions, enoki mushrooms), vermicelli and served like a korean way. If you like something sweet in the soup, this would probably be one of the better choices.The mixed berries dessert drink (Omija) that closed up the meal. A sour bowl of drink, chilled and is prepared to help in digestion especially after a meaty meal.ServiceExcellent service from the guy who served us throughout. He was probably the team lead for the service section as the others were seen following instruction. Well-versed with the product knowledge, he explained the way he cooks and given us choices on how our food should be eaten and served. Alot of communication between us. Alot of "why" and "how" questions were thrown to him when he was serving our table, instead of getting frustrated by our "never-ending" questions, he had actually responded to us every detail in a friendly way. His sharing and service provided is definitely the best I seen so far from a generic restaurant like this. Thumbs up!AmbienceIn the restaurant, every table is equipped with vacuum to suck away the oil mist and grease from the restaurant. Apart from that, the environment is quite hot due to the nature of business. I was told that usually after a rain, customers will prefer the seats outside as the place is rather windy and cooling. PriceA total damage of S$134.15 for 3 pax including 10% service charge and 7% GST. There are no preferred cards. Pricing was quite reasonable taking into consideration of its service and environment. However the wait was horrendous.Recommendations / TipsNo reservations are considered. Just wait patiently - I had an hour wait before getting my seats. continue reading
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