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Joo is a sleek, casual and inviting mod-Korean restaurant & Makgeolli bar within a heritage three-storey shophouse. continue reading
Opening Hours
17:30 - 00:00
Mon - Sun
17:30 - 00:00
Payment Methods
Visa Master AMEX
Other Info
Alcoholic Drinks Available
Open Till Late
Restaurant Website
Signature Dishes
Joo Bossam Joo Seafood Gochujang Risotto Slow Roasted Mangalitsa Belly Joo Tofu Chips with Guacamole & Kimchi Salsa
Review (2)
With an understated entrance, one can easily missed the restaurant situated along Tan Quee Lan Street. Nonetheless, you’ll be surprised as you walk into the inviting chic amidst the casual 3-storeys high shophouse with a touch of contemporaneity to the overall furnishing of the restaurant; in hues of black with dazzling lighting.Joo bar serves modern korean food made with a twist of flavors and a hint of fusion that matches well with their creative funky drinks.Banchan served were of nothing resemblance to the traditional korean side dishes but something more westernized and asian-ized.Kimchi Pork Taco ($18) made of grilled mangalitsa, house made kimchi, onion and cilantro. Soft warm taco filled with tangy tasting fillings with traces of traditional korean flavor in between.Japchae ($18), simple it may seems but well flavored smooth and silky glass noodle and tender beef with a dose of wok taste and aroma of sesame.Seafood Gochujang Risotto ($24) – Delish fusion of east meet west. Traditional red hot pepper sauce used as the base of risotto, not too piquant but with the right spicy note to the palette. The seafood used were fresh, plump and succulent. Good ratio of seafood to rice. The texture of the risotto was done to perfection too, not too wet, not too dry but just a lil tiny winny of creaminess. A flavorsome plate of risotto!Ginseng Chicken Soup – Brimming with nutritious taste of herbal ginseng, with tender chicken meat and glutinous rice, best samgyetang to warm up your stomach on a cold rainy day. Broth was thick and rich in flavors.Pricing wise may be on a higher but with the quality put into the food preparation, you will feel that it’s totally worth every cents of the penny spent. It’s definitely a choice destination for modernized korean food but with the traditional korean flavors retained. One thing for improvement is definitely the time taken for the food to be served, it’s a little way too long. :/https://poohlovesfood.wordpress.com/2016/02/28/joo-bar/ continue reading
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Level3 2015-02-14
I believe most of you won't know where Tan Quee Lan Street at first mention. But it is where most of us frequent when we crave for steamboat. Yeap, located just opposite Bugis Junction, Tan Quee Lan street is parallel to the steamboat street at bugis. Joining a host of korean F&Bs in Singapore - Joo Bar, is the latest offering in store for us. Parked at the centre of the street, Joo Bar is housed in a 3 story shophouse with a sleek and modern chill interior.Makgeolli The first in Singapore to house brew their own makgeolli, fans of this rice wine choose from a vary of different flavours - original, lychee, yucha, mango and strawberry. My personal favourites would be the lychee and yucha. Both flavours have a well mix blend of rice wine and flavouring, a treat in my opinion. Kimchi chicken pot pieKimchi chicken potpie. That golden crust hides a very tasty stew of chicken, vege and kimchi. Good after many rounds of drinks which warms up the stomach.Tofu Chips These tofu chips were excellently done, goes well with the alcohol drinks and pairs with guacamole and kichi salsa. A blend of koren and western, loved this item the moment i popped one into my mouth Slow Roasted Mangalitsa belly Pork belly which was brined, massaged and steamroasted for hours, served with shredded chive and chill falkes with soy sauce seasoning. That tender piece of pork is the highlight.Warm kimchi with toufu and spam Who doesn't love spam? Kimchi, spam and toufu? haha yes, they have it all here. Take your pick. I can only say their kimchi here is really very good. The spam though can be more crispy. Hand chopped korean minced rib steak I'm no beef eater, but this mix of US prime beef served with chopped nuts and garlic flakes will leave any foodie wanting for more. Nicely done and the group thought it was a dish worth coming back for. overall reiew: full review and pictures @ http://shauneeie.blogspot.sg/2015/02/joo-bar-tan-quee-lan-street.html or follow me @shauneeie on ig continue reading
(The above review is the personal opinion of a user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)