Homey Korean dishes at Ho Rang I

Ho Rang I is a relatively new name, but the restaurant may be familiar to those who have been dining at Your Woul over the past 10 years.

That was the name of the Korean restaurant in Novena until late last year, when the owner's sons, Mr Edward and Mr Eugene Chia, took over the running of the place. Their mum, Madam Sul, still helms the kitchen.

The restaurant has been spruced up to make it more comfortable for diners. The menu has been tweaked too, but the focus is still on homey dishes from Madam Sul's family in a rural part of South Korea.

Lunch offerings are more casual, with the menu comprising largely of noodle sets and bibimbap. The dinner menu is more extensive.

I particularly enjoy the Haemul Pajeon ($22), a seafood pancake that is delicious and cooked the way I like it - slightly crisp around the edges and with the pieces of shrimp and squid cooked just right.

The Samkyub Sal ($26, photo) is good too. Here, the delicious pork belly is served on lettuce with some gojuchang sauce and eaten as a wrap.

WHERE: Ho Rang I, 165 Thomson Road

MRT: Novena

OPEN: 11.30am to 2.30pm, 5.30pm to 2.30am daily

TEL: 6251-0123

This article was first published on Jan 13, 2017.
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