Something is amiss - Chuseok without songpyeon, traditional Korean snacks made of glutinous rice. This rice cake is typically eaten during the mid-autumn harvest festival. Made into half-moon shape, it is filled with sweet or semi-sweet filling such as peanut, red bean or sesame seeds. During ancestral rites or celebration, this is a dish that can't be missed.
I decided to drop by the Korean restaurant in the vicinity to check out the complimentary Chuseok platter that is available during lunch from today until 20 Sep 2013 as part of the festive celebration! The platter comprises 2 pieces of tteok (rice cake), Korean moon cake, pork meat ball and japchae (fried glass noodles).
Togi is pretty generous with the banchan (side dishes). Even if it is for 1 diner, 6 side dishes will be served plus a small bowl of porridge. My favourite is the odeng (fish cake), followed by the mash potato, steamed broccoli. If you are not aware yet, most restaurant do not charge extra even if you request for additional servings of the side dishes.
In addition to the already sumptuous side dishes and the Chuseok platter, I had a big bowl of Tteok Mandu Ramyeon (Rice Cake Dumpling Noodles). While the serving portion was huge, somehow, the side dishes seems more appetizing which I finished most of it but not the noodles.
Nonetheless, it was a good start to a good Chuseok to be able to taste songpyeon which is really not that common in Singapore.
Togi BBQ & Salad Bar
111 Somerset Road, #02-16, TripleOne Somerset, Singapore 238164
Operation Hours: 1130 to 0000
Nearest MRT: Somerset Station