Sunday 9 April 2017

[CLOSED] Goki Day – Simple yet Satisfying Korean BBQ Buffet

Goki Day Korean Bbq Buffet

Goki Day is an Authentic Korean BBQ restaurant located near Teck Chye Terrace near the Serangoon Heartland. A well-known food enclaved to the foodies. We have visited Goki Day multiple times and see their transformation first hand especially when they change their grill plate from sliding down type to rectangular type, to jumbo type and now to the round type.

The latest grill plate plus steamboat

Why we said Goki Day is Authentic because it is run by a Korean family from the start. This all-you-can-eat restaurant offered the Korean BBQ with Korean steamboat together. So you can please everyone who dines there. It also served ready cooked items while you are waiting for the meat to be cooked.

Baby Octopus

Our favourite here is the thick pork belly. Normally known as 5mm cut, it always delivers the porkgasm that you are looking for in BBQ pork. In the current round grill, you can fit only 3 pcs, but it has the most consistent fire that produces quality bbq pork belly at the end. It has a crisp exterior, follow with fatty and melts in your mouth pork belly. Yum Yum.

Thick Cut Pork Belly

There are different choice pork cuts with marinate such as spicy pork, pork bulgogi, pork belly thin cut, bacon, spicy marinated pork belly and most recently pork jowl. Feel free to choose what you like however, we always go back to the thick cut all the time.

Clockwise from top left:
Spicy Pork, Thin Cut Pork Belly, Bacon & Marinated Pork

Clockwise from top left:
Thick Cut Pork Belly, Pork Jowl, Pork Bulgogi, Spicy Pork Belly

For the beef selection, the marinated beef ribs are LD's favourite. It is well seasoned with Korean sweet marinate, tender and meaty. Some part of the beef can be tender, while the rest might need more chewing time.

Steam Egg

I personally like the Korean Beef Brisket cut. This cut here is very thin (like sukiyaki thin) and has a good portion fats in it. You can either bbq it or put in the steamboat. I normally have a plateful of these for myself.

Korean Beef Brisket Cut in Steamboat in seaweed soup

There are two types of soup base for steamboat, the non-spicy seaweed soup and the spicy army stew like soup base. For the seaweed, it is on the salty side, so I suggest you dilute it with some water. If you like the spicy kimchi, basically you have the ingredients to create your own army stew here.

Condiments for Steamboat / Bbq

Side dishes here is limited and self-service. The kimchi is extremely good according to LD, well-fermented with a crunch and a good dose of red pepper and sourness, and LD loves it so much that she always buy 1 kg to bring home for her Korean instant noodles. I preferred their pickled radish to balance the fattiness in my BBQ.

Condiments and Side dishes

Other ingredients for BBQ or steamboat includes cuttlefish, octopus(when available), sausages, a variety of mushrooms, chicken, cheese meatball, a variety of vegetables, fresh lettuce to wrap the meal, garlic, onion, fresh cut chilli, eggs and instant noodle. Ice cream, porridge, rice and water are part of the buffet as well.

Ice Cream Selections

Soft drinks and Alcoholic Beverages

The recent revamp also introduce some items that are cooked to order. Those items are: Vegetable pancake, Japchae (Glass Noodle), Topokki (Rice Cake), Gimbap (Korean Sushi), Fried Chicken, Kimchi Pancake, Salad and Steam Egg. The service staff will show you this menu when you are seated.

Fried Chicken

Service is friendly and efficient. The interaction is at the minimum because of the buffet concept, but you can get their attention easily. They will also replace the BBQ plate frequently during your BBQ session. The decor is simple and minimum. As it is a Korean BBQ place, expect to come out of the restaurant smelling like the food you ate.

The Decor

If you want to have a Korean BBQ at home, you can actually buy the ingredients from the restaurant. We can tell you the price is very reasonable.

Overall, Goki Day Korean BBQ Buffet is an authentic fuss free Korean BBQ. Although the selection is not extensive, the quality of the ingredients provided is very good. Definitely a place worth to visit if you need a quick fix for your Korean BBQ cravings. Geonbae !! Cheers!!

Food & Drink: 7.25/10
Value: 7.5/10
Service: 6.5/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Budget per Person: $11 - $25; $26 - $50

Goki Day Korean BBQ Buffet
19 Teck Chye Terrace
Singapore 545725

T: +65 6289 4104
OH: Daily 12.00 – 15.00; 17.30 – 22.30
Lunch: $22.90+ (Adult); $15.90+ (Child)
Dinner: $26.90+ (Adult); $15.90+ (Child)

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