Those of you who remembered the old PSA Building's clunky podium block will be surprised to see its bustling, sunny new reincarnation called the ARC, replete with new eateries: Sugar N Spice, Bistroquet, a branch of the famed Hock Lam beef noodles chain, and Auntie Kim's Korean. Gone was the old Harbour City Chinese restaurant, which used to churn out its famous walnut cookies during the Chinese mooncake festival each year.
We chose Korean for lunch this time round and, boy, I forgot how *good* Korean food can be in Singapore, after the tepid versions I find in Kuala Lumpur. Every single dish we had was well-executed and authentic to a 't'. Unlike the difficulties I faced linguistically during my visit to Korea recently, no such problems here in Singapore as the all-Korean service staff all spoke English.
What we had:
- Kimchi bokumbab - kim chi fried rice with chicken, topped with a fried egg
- Soondae gookbab - pig's offal soup, including large intestines stuffed with glass noodles.
- Pajeon - leek & octopus pancakes
- Kalbi bulgogi - barbecued beef-ribs
Finished off the satisfying meal with shikye, a fermented rice drink.
Auntie Kim's Korean Restaurant
Alexandra Retail Centre (ARC)
#02-21 PSA Building
460 Alexandra Road
Tel: +65 6274 3383