You can only eat so much Jollibee before you get tired of it. Luckily, I found a new spot in Square 2 which sells Korean fried chicken – PM Chicken by Pizza Maru.
Besides Korean fried chicken, you can also find twigim (Korean tempura), toppokki, pasta, risotto and mocktails on PM Chicken’s menu.
You can either get the staff to take your order and pay at the cashier after your meal or use the new cashless method. You can scan the QR code on the corner of each table, pick your orders and pay on your smartphone. I find this method easier as you don’t have to wait for the staff to notice your waving hand.
Many Korean restaurants don’t provide banchan (side dishes) like these anymore so I was pleasantly surprised when they presented me with 5 side dishes. The side dishes change everyday but there will always be kimchi. I liked the bean sprouts and kimchi so much that I had them refill them twice for me. It’s free-flow, so why not?
There are both spicy and non-spicy versions of fried chicken. I opted for Honey Garlic Gangjeong [S$18.90] which is supposed to be sweet-spicy but is actually not spicy at all. Each piece of fried chicken is twice as big as those from Hongdae Oppa.
Korean fried chicken get their crunchy crispy skin from double-frying. Drizzle on the addictive honey garlic sauce and it’s simply finger-licking delicious.
PM Chicken offers a variety of pasta dishes and every one looks so good. In the end, I chose Daeyang Pasta [S$15.90] which is really the creamy version of jjamppong.
I requested for less spicy and they did it really well. 5 mussels, two huge prawns and 4 pieces of squid decorates the plate of creamy pasta. There is just a hint of spiciness in the pasta, but you can’t really tell from outside. It is a hugely satisfying dish.
I requested for less-spicy version of Spicy Seafood Toppoki [S$15.90] so they used more tomato sauce. The mussels, prawns, squid rings are definitely pre-cooked because they are a little dry, but the rice cakes are perfect. They are thick and chewy and tastes superb with the sweet-and-spicy sauce.
PM Chicken is actually part of Seoul Yummy which means you can order from the Seoul Yummy menu as well.
One of Seoul Yummy’s signature dish is their Army Stew. This is usually shared by 2-3 people. If you are eating alone like me, you can get the Mini Army Stew. This is Spam & Cheese Mini Army Stew which comes with Korean ramyeon, tteobokki, spam, sausage, enoki, beancurd, baked beans, assorted vegetables and kimchi. It’s mildly spicy and all the ingredients come together perfectly.
I miss having jjajangmyeon (Korean black bean sauce noodles) so I ordered their Jja Jang Myon. I was pleasantly surprised by how tasty it is. The black bean pork sauce is thick with just the right balance between sweet and salty. The noodles are cooked just right and are slightly chewy.
Bored of the usual kimchi pancake, I decided to get a Cheesy Potato Pancake instead. The potato pancake itself is a little bland but the slice of cheddar and grated parmesan cheese on top elevates the taste slightly.
You can find the addresses, telephone numbers and opening hours of all four Seoul Yummy outlets in Singapore here.