Nestled amongst greenery and top-notch restaurants in Dempsey Hill is Chang Restaurant. The Korean BBQ restaurant serves quality cuts, including Wagyu beef and Kurobuta Pork and a variety of ala-carte menu items.
Chang Korean BBQ Restaurant
Like most Korean establishments, a range of side dishes (banchan) such as kimchi, stir-fried fish cakes and anchovies were served swiftly. The charcoal fire is prepared, and the staff will proceed to assist with the grilling of the meats.
We started off with the Thinly Sliced Ox Tongue (120g, $49) which was grilled perfectly, thanks to the staff. The quality of the meat was really good and had a nice chewy texture.
We also had the Thinly Sliced Beef Brisket (160g, $39), a popular KBBQ cut at many places. One thing we realised is how the staff changes the grill after every cut, so that the flavours do not mix with one another.
While waiting for the meat to cook, the ala-carte menu items we ordered were served.
The Preserved Kimchi Stew ($48) is cooked with your choice of pork or spike mackerel (we chose pork). Inside you can find generous amounts of kimchi, rice cakes and tofu.
We found their kimchi stew to be really satisfying, probably because they used preserved kimchi. The sour flavours really stood out among the spicy flavours, but not to an uncomfortable extent.
We’ve heard great things about Chang Restaurant’s Korean pancakes and were looking forward to the Haemul Pajeon ($25).
However, when the dish was served, it looked almost as though a portion of the pancake was slightly overcooked (nearly burnt). This resulted in us having to pick up crumbles of the pancake.
The other side of the seafood pancake was okay, and we can see how people who enjoy crispy Korean pancakes would love this.
Prime Boneless Short Rib
Back to the meat. The Prime Boneless Short Rib (150g, $52) is a must-order at Chang Restaurant. The marbling, the flavours and the detail that goes into grilling it are superb. Instead of the usual metal plate grill, they used a wire mesh instead.
The result is a tender piece of boneless short rib that tastes amazing even without any sauce.
Marinated Prime Rib Eye
The last menu item we tried was the Marinated Prime Rib Eye (200g, $58). The grilled meat was tender, with the charcoal fire adding a nice smoky flavour. It had a nice sweetness that wasn’t too overpowering.
Wrap the meat with some lettuce and kimchi for an amazing experience.
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While we have to agree that Chang Restaurant is not the most wallet-friendly place for a Korean BBQ dinner, the service provided by the staff was impeccable. Their meat is of good quality, but they definitely need to check on their food items before serving it.
We especially loved how friendly the staff were and how they changed the grill after each cut, without fail. If you have a special occasion coming up, you can consider reserving a spot over at Chang’s for a fuss-free Korean BBQ experience.
71 Loewen Rd, #01-01, Singapore 248847
Sun-Thurs, 12pm-3pm, 6pm-10pm. Fri-Sat, 12pm-3pm, 6pm-10:30pm
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*This is an independent review by MiddleClass.sg