Ssikkek Korea BBQ
Ssikkek offers quite a wide range of 5 kinds of beef, 3 kinds of pork, chicken, sausage and prawns plus other typical Banchan (Korean side dishes). There's also soup available in three types: Miso, Seaweed and Kimchi. It's a sub-branch of 2D1N Soju Bang!
Those looking for an incredibly affordable Korean barbecue buffet treat should head down to Ssikkek Korean Grill BBQ. Buffet dinner offered is only $20+ but the restaurant offers a huge repertoire of marinated meats and side dishes.
Even though there’s not much to choose from in the lunch buffet, they do have all the good stuff. The best item is their pork belly. It comes in thin strips that is easy to cook, although you must cut it up to make it more manageable to eat. Slather it in their house korean sauce and wrap in fresh lettuce. It's a delicious combination.
Soft drinks come with the buffet as well. The Korean Tea, which is less sweet, is great for washing down the oily aftermath of your bbq.
The food and ingredient choices aren’t that extensive, but it’s supposed to be all about the meat anyway. Considering that Ssikkek is really just a place for you to get your fill of pork, chicken and beef, I’d say it’ll only be worth it if you have lunch here on Weekdays, which sets you back by only $14++. I usually stretch my dollar as far as possible by piling on plates and plates of bacon - no matter what haters say (just bacon?!), it IS worth it.
Like any Korean BBQ place, you will walk out smelling like barbecue. Reconsider having your dates here - or just arm yourself with some Febreze!
They also offer a number of side dishes including rice cakes, noodles, rice, sweet potato, pancake, seaweed soup, golden mushroom and fruits. Each customer has one free bottle of mineral water and all other drinks will be charged accordingly.
Despite its booming popularity, the food, service and quality remains topnotch and if you're thinking of popping by, be prepared to queue for at least 15 minutes!
I love the huge variety of food over at Ssikkek! Other than a huge range of meat including chicken, beef and pork, Ssikek offers a lot of different dishes too, such as spicy rice cakes, glass noodles, salads, fruits and desserts. The service over here is absolutely fantastic too. If you don't know how to cook the food, the staff will do it for you. All the staff members are extremely attentive and attend to you promptly whenever you need help.
I like how the staff changes the grill pans frequently while we eat, so that we don't have to cook our food on charred grills. All in all, the food, service and quality of Ssikkek is worth every single cent, and I'm definitely going to frequent this place.
All the grills are pre-oiled so all we needed to do was to switch on the heat. I must say, I was amazed at the wide variety of food available. Ranging from the standard stuff like corn, enoki mushroom and lettuce to spicy rice cakes, glass noodles and kimchi pancakes! They, of course, also provide chicken, beef and pork for us to barbeque. All were sweet, tender and juicy. Drinks available for the buffet included free flow ice lemon tea, barley tea, and lime juice. I loved how they were really refreshing and a great complement to the food.
The place can be considered a paradise for kpop lovers as well. The windows are plastered with posters of kpop groups and wall-mounted LCD screens continuously showed kpop music channels, which were very entertaining for my friends and I.
Considering that we ate A LOT of meat as well as several side dishes, the $16.50 that we paid per head was quite worth it. Before we left, the ajusshi at the counter sprayed deodorant on our clothes to cover the smoky smell of bbq that stuck on us during the buffet, which I thought was a thoughtful gesture. Looking forward to the next time I go back to Ssikkek :)
But we found our jackpot when Ssikkek korea bbq opened up at Tampines 1. It is very convenient for us to travel to and it has a wide variety of marinated meats. Just the right thing for my dad and friends. They have a wider variety of foods for us to choose from. From side dishes to salads to soups to sauces to meats to rice and noodles. Not leaving out that they always keep their food and fruits fresh there. Their services are good and they also provided us a bottle of free mineral water.
I strongly recommend youths to give ssikkek korea bbq a try with their friends as it is really affordable with good food as compared to majority of the buffets.
The most memorable experience i had was when we celebrated one of our friend's birthday there. One of them had prepared a video for the birthday boy. The staff were kind enough to lend their tv screen which they normally play Korean MVs for 5 minutes to play the video. Just before leaving, the guy at the cashier sprayed us with a deodorant to get rid of the BBQ smell.
The BBQ spread is nothing to complain about and I'm definitely not complaining. The meat, yes ! The meat are very well marinated and sliced and cut to the perfect thickness for BBQ. The rest of the food are quite the BBQ spread standard, little hotdogs, meatballs etc. but we ain't overly bothered. All we care about are the steaks and chops! BBQ Fire's burning but Ssikkek won't burn a hole in your pocket, worry not:)
The dinner ambience is very good when you consider the number of people there is at the restaurant. We were able to have hearty conversations while each of us took turns to cook the meat. Of course, which Korean bbq would be complete without the meat? There are all types of meat: beef, chicken, pork, and sliced into different variations. We were able to proceed with cooking the meat without much problem!
Also, the cooked food in the restaurant is varied and quite tasty too, like chicken wings and octopus balls. There are 3 different types of soup for people to feast on too. With the entertainment provided by the huge TV, it was really quite an experience.
The milky lime ice cream is one of the best after meal treats I have eaten! Sold at a price of a dollar, it is cheaper than other shops, and customers should definitely try it after the meal. There were customers that even bought a whole box of that ice cream home!
One small criticism I would have is that while cooking the meat, the oil would sometimes splutter out of the cooking pan due to all the oil accumulated. My advice would be to cook slowly and drain the oil periodically, and enjoy the whole process!