Two restaurants in Singapore serves Korean marinated raw crab, ganjang gejang. I have already been to Guiga Korean BBQ Restaurant, today I am visiting The Go Gi Jip to try out their ganjang gejang among other things.
There is very limited reservation at The Go Gi Jip, most likely you will have to go down and queue. The Go Gi Jip is a very popular restaurant, so be prepare to wait at least half an hour to an hour.
The Go Gi Jip – The Food
I have read reviews that The Go Gi Jip’s Soy Marinated Raw Crab [SS65] is tastes better than Guiga’s because it does not have a fishy taste. They taste the same to me, except that this time I got the ala carte version so I got a full-sized crab instead of the small one I got as part of a lunch set.
The marination process has broken down the tissue fibres, so the meat is all gel-like. Squeeze it out from the body and it tastes amazing with rice. No wonder people call it “rice stealer”. Remember to leave some rice to eat with the golden “mustard” in the shell.
I watched a lot of Korean Youtubers doing beef large intestine mukbangs. The Go Gi Jip is one of the Korean restaurants in Singapore that sells Beef Large Intestines (180g) [S$22].
I am not sure if it is because I cooked the intestines for too long, but they are super rubbery. So rubbery that I can’t bite through it no matter how long I chew. And it comes with lots of fats inside the intestines, which grosses me out. I am never having beef large intestine ever again.
Many Youtubers also did beef tartare mukbangs which made me curious to try it for myself. The Go Gi Jip’s Korean-style Beef Raw (Yuk Hwe) [S$38] comes with slices of cheese and sweet soy sauce.
The ball of beef tartare sits on top of a bed of pear, spring onions and raw egg on top. The correct way to eat is to mix the spring onions and raw egg with the beef. To be honest, that bloody-red ball of beef looks a little intimidating, but it turns out to be really tasty. The soy and sesame marination brings out the natural flavour of the beef. It tastes almost like beef candy, eat it with cheese for a creamy texture. It’s so good, I finished the whole plate by myself.
Iberico pork is considered the finest pork in the world. Iberico pork is raised free range on Spanish pastures and fed a natural diet of grain, corn, wheat, grass and forage. No growth hormones or antibiotics are ever used.
Since iberico pork is one of the signature meats at The Go Gi Jip, I ordered a plate of Iberico Pork Jowl (180g) [S$25] to try. Pork jowl is a cut of meat from a pig’s cheek. Just as the staff described, the meat was tender and juicy without being overly fatty. It’s perfect for ssambap (Korean lettuce wraps).
The Go Gi Jip – Conclusion
The Go Gi Jip is great Korean BBQ restaurant that uses charcoal barbecue. There is a good range of Korean dishes, some of which are not common in Singapore.
The Go Gi Jip Korean BBQ
Address: 72 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088493
Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 12pm – 10.30pm, Friday & Sunday 12pm – 2.30pm; 6pm – 10.30pm, Saturday 12pm – 2.30pm; 6pm – 10pm