Ever since I saw Korean-Taiwanese celebrity chef Lee Yeon Bok make menbosha on Youtube, I have been wanting to try this popular Korean-Chinese snack. Since I can’t fly to Korea due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the next best thing is to try to find it in Singapore. Thankfully, a shop named Menbolah has sprung up that specialises in Korean shrimp toast.
Menbolah is located in CT Hub 2, a drive-through food street in between Bendemeer and Lavender MRT stations. Menbolah is one of the stalls located at the end.
Menbolah – Menu
Menbolah offers menbosha, menbo toasts and drinks. You can also order set meals that consist of menbo, a drink and a side.
Menbolah – The Food
Trio Box [Ala Carte S$12.90, Set S$15.50] is the most popular because you get to sample three types of menbosha in one sitting. You get 3 pieces of Original Menbosha, Garlic Butter Menbosha and Mentaiko Menbosha each.
It’s advisable to start with Original Menbosha followed by Garlic Butter Menbosha and finally Mentaiko Menbosha. This way you will know how the original menbosha tastes like and work your way up the tastes.
My favourite is Mentaiko Menbosha as the creamy spicy mentaiko sauce really brings out the unami taste of the prawns inside.
Maybe it’s because I ate Original Prawn Garlic Toast [Ala Carte S$9.60, Set S$12.20] after the menbosha bites but the toast is a total anticlimax. The prawn patties sandwiched between toasted white bread are moist but a little bland. And what’s with the egg mayonnaise? It’s such a weird combination.
I definitely want to visit celebrity celebrity chef Lee Yeon Bok’s restaurant Mokran to taste the original menbosha, but until then, Menbolah will have to suffice.
Address: 114 Lavender Street, CT Hub 2 #01-17, Singapore 338729
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am – 8pm, Closed on Sundays
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/menbolah