Besides offering breath-taking accommodation, there’s not much that the Amara Singapore hotel can’t cook up, seeing as it houses more than a handful of fine dining establishments onsite down Tanjong Pagar Road. Among the many restaurants guests and members of the public can choose from is Hyang-to-gol Korean Restaurant, confidently regarded as one of the best Korean restaurants in Singapore. With over a hundred authentic Korean dishes on offer, this is one Asian restaurant in Tanjong Pagar that rewards repeat reservations.
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Good experience and good food. Always go back to there
Hyang-to-gol revamped their menu pretty recently. The lack of photos on the new menu seems to faze some (repeat) diners juding from the conversations of the huge group who was behind my table. The side dishes are good as always. Prompt refilling of tea. Service might be a tad slow if there is a large group. The spicy cold noodles are good, so refreshing in this hot weather.
Hyang-to-gol Korean Restaurant’s reputation extends far beyond Singapore, having been dubbed one of the best five Korean restaurants outside of Korea itself by the Korean Food Foundation. If you’re a fan of Asian cuisine, that should be reason enough to send you straight to the booking button, but if you’re curious as to why Hyang-to-gol is such a highly-regarded restaurant, read on. First off, Hyang-to-gol shares a roof with many of Singapore’s finest restaurants, being found on level two of the sleek Amara hotel in Tanjong Pagar. But naturally, it’s the food itself that speaks the loudest to the restaurant’s pedigree.
Traditional Korean dishes take centre stage on Hyang-to-gol’s incredibly long a la carte menu. Start with soondooboo-jjigae, a soft bean curd soup with seafood, or the ddeokbokggi, spicy rice cakes with vegetables. From there, indulge in the popular kimchi hotpot if you’re fond of spicy flavours and crunchy textures, dolsot-bibimbam, a hot stone pot packed with rice and mixed vegetables, haemool-pajeon, a selection of pan-fried seafood served with moreish spring onion pancakes, or the classic Korean barbecue dish of kakdoogi-galbi, 200g of cubed and barbecued beef simply dressed with soy sauce. As one of Singapore’s most revered Korean restaurants and a hot ticket among the many eateries inside Tanjong Pagar’s Amara hotel, Hyang-to-gol’s Tanjong Pagar Road address deserves an advance reservation.