Tanjong Pagar road has turned into an enclave of popular Korean restaurants. Most of them serve various renditions of Korean fried chicken and watermelon soju. Kko Kko Nara is a typical family-style Korean restaurant which offers typical Korean fare and a variety of Korean fried chicken. Owner Ms Eon Lee, is a self-taught Korean cook who spent 6 months perfecting her fried chicken recipe before opening the restaurant in 2008.
Bu Dae Jji Gae: Reputably known as the Army Stew or Kimchi Stew, this hotpot consists of spam, sausages, mushroom, Korean rice cake, tofu, kimchi and a mixture of vegetables. The dish was created as a cheap solution to warm the body and fill the tummy on cold winter months. The flavours are contrastingly spicy, salty and tangy, keeps you wanting more. Garlic Chicken Wings: Chicken wings marinated with garlic and soya sauce, they were surprisingly tasty and well-cooked. The skin is crispy and glazed, while the meat is tender and well-seasoned. One of the best fried chicken wings I’ve had so far!Mini Fishcake soup: Tasty rectangular fish cakes in soya sauce soup, constantly kept warm. Steaming hot soup is the perfect solution to a chilly weather.
During my research for this restaurant, I came across several negative reviews by several bloggers. It made me realise that we should always be open-minded when reading food reviews. Take a look at the publish date and keep in mind that standards can drop or get better over time. Chefs have their off-days too. In the end, always give the place a try yourself before making the judgement.
Kko Kko Na Ra Chicken & Food
68 Tanjong Pagar Road
Mon-Sat: 12pm-3pm, 6pm-3am