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Kelim Dakdoritang - Tiong Bahru

Updated: Mar 6


Kelim Dakdoritang, a 59-year-old Korean spicy garlic chicken stew chain with 50 outlets, is delighted to announce the opening of its new outlet in Tiong Bahru, Singapore's oldest public housing estate, on 1 March 2024. The restaurant is situated in the pre-war conservation Block 55, the first of 20 blocks built by the Singapore Improvement Trust in 1936, designed by Alfred G. Church in a Streamline Moderne architectural style.

We were truly impressed by the quality of this garlic-laden bomb" they call it... that is spread right on top of this Chicken broth-stew made with delicious scallion, Korean chilli bits, fresh chicken pieces, lots of vegetables and what's amazing is the superior taste that is laden with top flavour, umami structure and fresh ingredients. Rosette Media rating distinguishes their lovely soup - Kelim Dakdoritang’s Signature Korean Spicy Garlic Chicken Stew - an overall rating of 8.6/10

Kelim Dakdoritang’s Signature Korean Spicy Garlic Chicken Stew is prepared according to a time-honoured recipe passed down through generations. The combination of chicken and garlic not only enhances the taste but also serves as a stamina booster. Topped with a garlic bomb, the resulting complex flavours are sure to tantalise taste buds, distinguishing it from regular Dakdoritang recipes in Korea. Each ingredient in Kelim Dakdoritang's Spicy Garlic Chicken Stew is meticulously selected and sourced to ensure the highest quality. Farm-fresh chicken of a fixed weight guarantees optimum taste and tenderness.

The slow-cooked, bone-in chicken pieces meld with aromatic spices and a secret blend of ingredients, including Korean pepper powder (gochugaru), infusing the broth with a taste like no other. Customers can elevate their dining experience by adding chewy tteokbokki (Korean rice cake), potatoes, king oyster mushrooms, sausages, and quail eggs, among other options, to their stew. Towards the end of the meal, Kalguksu (knife-cut noodle) can be tossed into the stew. These hand-cut noodles boast an al dente texture, similar to Italian fettuccine, offering a delightful departure from the usual ramyeon.

Inspired by the eclectic Tiong Bahru precinct, the culinary team has designed an expanded menu to include new dishes catering to varying preferences. In addition to chicken-themed dishes like Chicken Cartilage with Sweet Spicy Sauce ($19.90), the culinary team addresses the diverse preferences of the local and international community residing in Tiong Bahru.

Notably, the menu features Korean BBQ specialties such as Samgyeopsal-gui - Grilled Pork Belly with Stir Fried Kimchi ($29.90), Cheongyeopsal - Grilled Pork Collar ($24.90) and Galbi-gui - Grilled Marinated Beef Short Ribs ($29.90). We truly enjoyed the Grilled Pork Belly - it was superb and have lots of fatty feel, the way we like it!

They also have th eSamgyeopsal-gui - Grilled Pork Belly with Stir Fried Kimchi ($29.90). Be instantly hooked on this highly popular Korean BBQ dish, and also the Galbi-gui - Grilled Marinated Beef Short Ribs ($29.90) and Cheongyeopsal - Grilled Pork Collar ($24.90). Crowd-pleasing side dishes like Haemul Pajeon ($24.90), Sotteok ($9.90), Spam Fries ($17.90), and Japchae ($19.90) are also being introduced. Haemul Pajeon - popular Korean savoury Seafood Scallion Pancake ($24.90) was a dish that we tried and we just loved it - so fulfilling!

Signature Korean street snack Sotteok - skewered rice cakes and mini sausages ($9.90)

and Korean Spam Fries ($17.90) Irresistible! and also along with that, it was Deep-fried to perfection with a crispy exterior Japchae ($19.90). One of Korea’s best-loved dishes, the sweet potato starch noodles is deftly stir fried with meat and vegetables. A la carte dishes, including chicken or pork bulgogi ($14.90) and ramyeon with a choice of chicken, mandu or seafood ($13.90), are added as well.

We had some of our favourite Soju, beer, and other non-alcoholic beverages as well with the meal! While the Baby Dakdoritang, a scaled-down version of the signature Dakdoritang, embodies the culinary team’s dedication to a convenient and enjoyable dining experience, the expanded menu, inspired by the vibrant Tiong Bahru precinct, caters to diverse tastes. Embark on a unique culinary journey, savouring Kelim Dakdoritang's rich culinary heritage amidst the nostalgic charm of Tiong Bahru.

To celebrate the opening of the new outlet, the culinary team has crafted the Baby Dakdoritang ($15.90), a cute-sized replica of Kelim Dakdoritang's Signature Korean Spicy Garlic Chicken Stew, highlighting the rich heritage of Dakdoritang.

The Baby Dakdoritang offers convenience for solo diners seeking a fuss-free meal and is available as part of a wallet-friendly executive set lunch, which includes rice, along with a canned drink ($15.90).

OPENING PROMOTION:Enjoy 30% OFF regular-sized Dakdoritang for the whole month of March 2024. (by simply following Kelim Dakdoritang’s social accounts)


Address: 55 Tiong Bahru Road #01-37 Singapore 160055 Reservations Hotline: 63223433

It's open daily for:

Lunch - 11.30am to 3pm

Dinner & Supper - 5.30pm to 2.00am

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