Tuesday, 14 February 2017

SBCD Korean Tofu House - New Authentic Korean Tofu House at Tanjong Pagar Centre

Indulging in authentic Korean dishes

Korean soft tofu stew is my ultimate comfort food. I just love the silky, smooth beancurd and the spicy, flavourful broth, which is nourishing to the heart, body and soul.

New kid on the block, SBCD Korean Tofu House, located at Tanjong Pagar Centre offers one of the best Korean tofu stews in town. The ambience is bright, spacious and comfortable and furnishings are mainly in earthy tones. The walls are embellished with history of Korean silken tofu. Launched on 10 January this year, SBCD Korean Tofu House specialises in a variety of soontofu (Korean soft tofu soup), where the “soon” in “soontofu” means soft. You can choose from traditional versions such as seafood and original (with beef and pork) to innovative ones such as ham and cheese and abalone.

Chef making soontofu in the kitchen

Special hot stone rice cooker, 15 minutes 20 seconds

SBCD upholds the kitchen philosophy of serving uplifting and complete meals, and every soontofu dish is created with passion and mastery with soft, silken tofu that is hand-made from scratch daily. 

Piping hot soontofu (Korean silken tofu)

The broth is prepared in four different levels of spiciness including mild, medium, spicy and crazy hot.

Ham and cheese tofu stew

The ham and cheese tofu stew ($19.90) was served first. Initially, I was a little sceptical to try it as it sounded a little too adventurous for my liking. The broth is a little thicker and has more body than the usual tofu stew and there is a certain degree of sweetness to the stew. I was pleasantly surprised.

Abalone tofu stew

The abalone tofu stew ($29.90) has a briny, oceanic taste which will definitely captivate seafood aficionados. It abounds with generous servings of fresh abalone, clam, shrimp, squid and mussels.

For the purist at heart, I recommend that you go for the original version which is clear and tasty and boiled using pork and vegetables. You can choose to have it with either pork or beef. 

Traditional seafood tofu stew

The traditional seafood tofu stew ($19.90) topped with clam, shrimp, squid and mussel is a hot favourite too.  

I am not a spice fanatic as I feel that if the broth is too spicy, it will overshadow the flavours of the ingredients. Mild or medium levels are perfect for me. SBCD’s tofu has a velvety smooth yet, firm texture which makes it absolutely irresistible.

LA Galbi

For the mains, my favourite is the LA Galbi (BBQ short ribs - $35.90). The ribs are well-seasoned and grilled to perfection, satiating my senses to the very last mouthful.

Prawn tofu pancake

For the sides, you can go for the prawn tofu pancake ($19.90). Crisp on the outside and juicy inside, it will leave your taste buds yearning for more. The combination of prawn and tofu gives it contrasting textures and flavours, making every bite a gratifying one.

Banchan (side dishes)

A typical Korean meal is never complete without banchan (side dishes). At SBCD, you can look forward to kimchi, spicy squid strips, pickles and seaweed which are refillable. The yellow crocker fish is very tasty but unfortunately it is not refillable.

With Managing Director, Mr Brian Park (left) and Founder and CEO, Mr Kevin Nam

SBCD Korean Tofu Stew is definitely one of my favourite Korean tofu stew restaurants in Singapore. Prices are slightly on the higher side. However, the quality and variety make it worth a visit. Thank you Brandon and Nisha for the invite.

The entrance

SCBD Korean Tofu House is located at 7 Wallich Street, Tanjong Pagar Centre, #B1-01/02, Singapore 078884. The restaurant is open from Mondays to Sundays from 11.30am to 10pm. The main dining area can accommodate up to 96 diners. Private dining rooms are also available. For enquiries, please call 6386 6441 or email sbcdsingapore@gmail.com or visit their official facebook page here.

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