Thursday, February 03, 2011
2D1N Soju Bang Restaurant Review
2D1N Soju Bang is a Korean BBQ Buffet Restaurant at Tanjong Pagar in Singapore.
Address: 44/46 Tanjong Pagar Road Singapore
Tel: +65 6227 6033
Mon–Fri: 11.30am–2.30pm, 5.30pm–3am
Priced at $20/adult, $15/child and exactly 10% service charge (I don't understand why they just don't make it nett.)
Firstly, I must say, the queue is long, and I've heard some good things about this place and I finally tried it 2 days ago with 8 friends.
We arrived at 6:40pm and got seated by 7:30pm. It was packed and the smell from outside was killing me as I was getting hungry. The food indeed smells very good, and at this point, I was dying to try.
I love beef and pork. And I do love Korean BBQ, and I've had awesome Korean food in Boston and in Korea, will this stand up to the test?
My first impression and the feeling of the place is pretty good, but it is all about to change with my first bite.
The beef does not taste fresh at all. Heavily marinated, it does taste ok, but NOT FRESH... NOT FRESH AT ALL. Tried other cuts of beef, it is simply not good. I went to read other reviews from review sites and food bloggers, and I have to disagree with all of you. THE BEEF IS NOT FRESH! Therefore the food isn't good. I'm not talking about the food being authentic or flavors. It is simply not fresh, and how can you eat unfresh beef?
The pork is very bland and porkbelly ok, but this is a Korean BBQ place that has really bad beef.
The sausages are pretty ok, and I feel that the sauce available is pretty limited. I've made better Korean BBQ at home.
I must say, the Hite beer taste might good as you wash down the bad beef taste from your mouth.
Not all the meat is bad. Pork is bland, shrimp is fresh. Tried other food in the Korean BBQ, but it felt wrong after to go have sausages and shrimp when there are beef short ribs. Tried it again, and the cut was bad and it has a bad aftertaste.
Well, it was a rather unpleasant experience, and service.. what service?
I'll never go back there again, not even when its free. (at least not to eat, but I'd gladly drink beer)
Overall Rating: 3/10 (thanks to good beer and pork belly)
-- Robin Low