Are you a fan of Korean Street Food such as mini kimbap (rice rolls), tteokbokki (rice cakes) and summer dessert patbingsu (shaved ice)? Most Korean restaurants in Singapore serve main course dishes such as jjigae (stew), rice or noodles dishes and Rolling Rice is probably first to specialise in serving Korean street food in Singapore. They are perfect for a light meal or something easy to take out, including their patbingsu.
Rolling Rice has more than 10 outlets in Korea and a few store globally including in Japan and Philippines. I am really glad that they had chosen Singapore as part of their global expansion.
The outlet is conveniently located at the basement level of The Central. It is the first stall that you see when you take the escalator from the street level.
Check out the menu! There is a great variety of mini kimbap as well as tteokbokki in addition to popular Korean rice or noodle selection. What I really like is that there is a selection of tteokbokki cooked using the Korean-traditional gochujang or the western-type cream sauce. For those of us who have tried School Food (in Korea), Rolling Rice's concept is very similar to School Food's!
On my first visit to Rolling Rice, I was on vegetarian diet, and the silken tofu salad was perfect for me!
A wide selection of Korean drinks is available to go with your meal... The can on the left is Orange, center can is sujeonggwa, a traditional fruit punch made from dried persimmon, cinnamon and ginger, and the can on the right is shikhye, a traditional Korean sweeten rice punch.
Main course 1: Cream sauce tteokbokki. This is similar to having pasta, just that tteokbokki replaces pasta as the staple ingredient. The cream sauce is pretty light.
Main course 2: Spam (or luncheon meat in our local terms) kimbap. It is basically rice roll with spam and pickled radish. It comes with soy sauce to dip the kimbap, if you prefer a little savoury taste.
Main Course 3: Rice cake and dumpling ramyeon. This is cooked using Korean instant noodles with pork or kimchi dumpling and sliced rice cakes.
Dessert: That's the main reason I was there for dinner - the patbingsu. It is quite difficult to get patbingsu in Singapore. Other than Paris Baguette (PB) and Seoul Yummy (SY), I do not know if any other restaurants that serve patbingsu. Personally, I find the patbingsu to be the most authentic compare to PB or SY, even though it does not taste exactly like what you can get in Korea itself. Good thing about the patbingsu at RR is the choice of regular ones with red bean or milk-flavoured / nut-flavoured patbingsu.
Take-away is also available for patbingsu. The dessert will be packed in a container as well as in chiller bag! The service stall are very friendly and easy going. Do check it out!
The Central, Eu Tong Sen Street, #B1-49
Tel: 6222 0801
Opening Hour: Monday to Sunday 10am to 10pm. Last Order is 8.30pm.
Getting there: Take MRT to Clarke Quay Station and take the connected exit to basement 1. It is located near Crystal Jade Bakery.
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