Tanjong Pagar Centre is an up-and-coming retail mall that sits right on top of the Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Tanjong Pagar Centre’s six levels of retail space not only houses unique retail options, but there are also many restaurants that serve a variety of cuisines such as delicious Cream Buns from Hattendo Cafe and the Korean restaurant we are visiting today, SBCD Korean Tofu House.
Korean Tofu Houses’ speciality is a Korean jjigae (Korean stew) called soontofu which is pretty much the same thing served at Tokyo Sundubu, spicy handmade tofu stew cooked with a variety of ingredients from meat and seafood to vegetables. What sets SBCD Korean Tofu House apart from Tokyo Sundubu is that this restaurant also serves Korean bulgogi (Korean grilled marinated meats) such as LA Galbi, Bulgogi, Pot Bulgogi, Spicy BBQ Pork, Spicy Grilled Chicken, Chicken Teeiyaki, Hot Stone Bibimbap, Bibimbap, Spicy Baby Octopus, Tteok Galbi and Pork Belly Tofu Kimchi.
Each main course comes with 5 banchan consisting of kimchi, fried fish, spicy squid, pancake and seaweed. These are refillable but I personally feel that they are not tasty enough to warrant a second serving.
This is the Original Soontofu with medium spice level. The mildly spicy soup is flavorful with lots of vegetables, slices of beef and handmade tofu that is freshly made daily, topped with an egg. Other options include Assorted Soontofu, Seafood Soontofu, Oyster Soontofu, Abalone Soontofu, Intestines Soontofu, Ham & Cheese Soontofu, Dumpling Soontofu, Fishcake Soontofu and Sesame Soontofu.
Rice is scooped out from a stone pot, after which corn tea is added and covered with a wooden lid. After 5 minutes, you can enjoy the rest of the rice which helps to cleanse the body.
The prices at SBCD Korean Tofu House are a little steep and the banchan are rather pitiful, but the efficiency of the staff and excellent location make this Korean restaurant a good place to grab a quick lunch or dinner.
SBCD Korean Tofu House
Address: 7 Walich Street, Tanjong Pagar Centre #B1-01-/02
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 10pm