Along a short street of less than 1km, Peck Seah Street in Tanjong Pagar has 3 Korean BBQ restaurants, not counting another 4 more Korean restaurants that do not specialise in BBQ. And right behind us along Tanjong Pagar Road, there’s plenty more. We are so spoiled of choices.
Hyang Yeon 향연 (Hanji 饗宴) in Korean means “hold a banquet; invite people to the place of great food”. The first restaurant opened at Amoy Street, followed by a spacious outlet at Chinatown Point, and lastly the latest addition at Peck Seah Street, taking over the premised of Chowon (another very good BBQ restaurant). Hyang Yeon is proving to be quite a hit with locals and Koreans alike.
My office is just upstairs, so Hyang Yeon has more or less become our canteen; they serve very affordable and huge portion set lunches which are appreciated by our big-eaters engineers. This was our dinner.
Beef and Pork Set C
삼겹살 Pork Belly | 양념목살 Marinated Pork Collar | LA갈비 Marinated Beef Rib Bone-in | 등심 Sirloin | 소갈비살 Beef Short Rib | 우삼겹 Thinly Sliced Beef
This set was marked for 2-3 persons, but it was sufficient to feed 4-5 if you order other dishes as well. It came with 6 different cuts of pork and beef.
It also came with 7-8 different banchan, and my favourite was their warm tofu with spicy radish. And of course, the banchan can be refilled upon request.
Besides those standard stuff, the set also came with a soup and a steamed egg 계란찜 gyeran-jjim. The steamed egg was so delicious that I had no time to take any photo. And of the soup, we chose the classic soybean paste stew 된장찌개 doenjang jjigae.
Despite the shorthanded service team, the waiters tagged team to cover all the tables in grilling all the meat for us.
And they knew exactly how to bring out the maximum flavours of each cut of meat, even though they were not the premium stuff like wagyu or hanwoo. The beef used was premium angus. I don’t know what pork was used, but it wasn’t Kurobuta or Berkshire.
보족세트 Bossam & Jokbal Set
Half portion of Korean herb Bossam with one portion of Korean herb Jokbal
The Bossam & Jokbal set, which includes tender herb pig trotters (jokbal) and herb pork belly (bossam) paired with unique kimchi, is a popular choice among diners and highly recommended by food bloggers.
It came with a sweet and spicy radish kimchi called musaengchae 무생채; this is used to accompany the bossam (which means “to wrap”) as you wrap them together with lettuce like a very healthy burrito.
Stir-fried glass noodles with vegetables
We totally forgot we had this Korean favourite, but it was still delicious despite sitting on the side table throughout the meal.
It was a busy Thursday evening with folks doing shochu bombs, but we did not feel left out. This was a delicious meal, the price was reasonable, and the service was attentive. Recommend to reserve a table before coming.
Hyang Yeon BBQ 3 (Peck Seah Street)
2 Peck Seah St, #01-02, Singapore 079305
Tel : +65 6970 4678
Visited Dec 2022
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