You don’t need to visit Korea to enjoy Sotbap! SOTPOT is a new restaurant located in Sky Garden Suntec City, featuring the now popular Korean pot rice. They are also one of the first in Singapore to offer Phyunbaek Jjim – a Korean steamed meat dish you might have seen online!
Modern Korean-Inspired Interior
SOTPOT has a bright and welcoming atmosphere, mirroring the style of restaurants in Korea. The restaurant is well-lit and the wooden furniture adds a traditional touch to the space!
The ambience of the place is quite laid-back, and we noticed that quite a number of Koreans also patronise it!
SOTPOT has only two types of dishes – Sotbap (Pot rice) and Phyunbaek Jjim (steamed meat and vegetables)
For the Sotbap, you have options ranging from the healthier Tofu Vegi ($15.90 for Medium, $17.90 for Large) to heartier choices like Beef Woodae ($29.90 for Medium, $32.90 for Large) and Unagi ($27.90 for Large).
For the uninitiated, Phyunbaek Jjim is a basket of thinly-sliced meat and vegetables steamed in a wooden box. Their Phyunbaek Jjim portions are generous, easily serving two people, and come with meat choices such as Pork Belly ($34.90) and Beef Brisket ($39.90). It doesn’t come with rice, so it’s recommended to add a Sotbap to be more filling.
Beef Short Plate Phyunbaek Jjim
Steamed for exactly 12 minutes, the Beef Short Plate Phyunbaek Jjim ($37.90) boasts high-quality meat accompanied by a variety of fresh vegetables such as broccoli and mushrooms.
The meat quality was good, with an enjoyable fat-to-meat ratio and a clean aftertaste.
This dish is served without added seasonings so you can enjoy the natural flavours. They do provide two types of dipping sauces: their Signature Sauce and Ssamjang.
We liked the slight acidity and sweetness from their Signature sauce, pairing well with both the meat and veggies. The Ssamjang, had a more pronounced peanut flavour than regular ssamjang does but is an option for those who like a heavier taste.
Duroc Belly Sotbap
We got to try their popular Duroc Belly Sotbap ($24.90 for Medium, $27.90 for Large). It came with generous chunks of Duroc Belly, which glistened with fat! Each morsel of meat was cooked well with a crisp outside and juicy inside.
Despite how fatty it looked, the dish was well-balanced by the sour stir-fried kimchi. We think it could do with an added sauce for a more even flavour.
Cheesy Chicken Sotbap
The Cheesy Chicken Sotbap is a recent addition to the menu. It features dakgalbi, a spicy stir-fried chicken that was mildly spicy. It had an anticing herby fragrance but we felt that the flavours could be more pronounced and that additional seasoning might enhance the dish further.
Each sotbab order came with three types of kimchi, soup and a small chawanmushi, which we feel made the meal more complete!
SOTPOT in Singapore
SOTPOT has become increasingly popular, with restaurants like Sagye introducing it from Korea to Singapore. Located within the CBD area, it’s the perfect spot for your afternoon lunch or a business meal!
3 Temasek Boulevard #03-304/305, Sky Garden Suntec City, 038983
Mon – Sun, 11:30am – 3:30pm, 5:30pm – 9pm
*This article is based on a media-tasting event, but all opinions expressed about the food are entirely our own.