O.BBa JJajang (“OBJ”) is a sister restaurant of O.BBa BBQ (Full review of O.BBa BBQ is available here), serving Korean Chinese cuisine.
Korean movie or drama lovers will easily recognise these popular Korean Chinese dishes. Most of the Korean Chinese cuisine can be traced the origin from the Northern side of China, like Beijing and Shandong. However, the Korean has made it their own by stamping their style in these dishes.
Jajangmyeon ($10 lunch / $12 dinner & +2 Upsize). A thick Chinese style noodle dish topped with sweet bean sauce. The ingredients in the sauce also include diced pork, onions and vegetables. Before you eat the noodle, make sure you mix the sauce evenly into the noodle.
The noodle is thick and silky, while the dark bean sauce is sweet and whet your appetite. Since most of the ingredients coated in strong dark sauce, it is difficult to tell the difference between the diced pork and the diced vegetables. The uniqueness of the Jajangmyeon is that sweet bean sauce is so addictive, you can’t stop slurping it until the last strand of noodle. It is also normal in Korea that they finished off the sauce with white rice. Yummy.
|Jajangmyeon - The Chinese Style Noodle
The side dishes served at OBJ include the yellow pickled radish, kimchi and Sichuan vegetables. I like the yellow pickle as it is not spicy and taste like the Japanese version, good to wash off the sweetness of the noodle and the “jelakness” from the next dish.
Tangsuyuk ($25) Sweet and Sour Pork Korean style. Unlike the Chinese version, the pork here is not diced, instead, it is cut in strips about the length of your fingers. It is then coated in potato starch for the extra crispiness. The sweet and sauce normally serve separately and only poured on the pork after your approval.
The version at OBJ is super crispy exterior, but pork strips remain juicy internally. The marinade of the pork is on the light side, and the sauce tasted sweet, with a little hit of tanginess.
Gunmandu ($10 for 8pcs). Fried dumplings or deep-fried dumplings to be precise. It has a crispy exterior with moist and juicy pork and vegetable fillings. The skin of the dumpling is as thick as Chinese dumplings, it seals the juice inside the dumplings nicely.
Jjamppong ($12 lunch / $14 dinner). It is their version of Chinese Noodle Seafood Soup. This dish uses the same type of noodle as Jajangmyeon, while the soup is normally red due to the red pepper added, it boasts a generous portion of seafood. One of Tracy’s favourite dish.
The décor of the restaurant is simple, filled with square tables which usually sits 2 or 4 persons. We have there a few times, I find that a major renovation is due to spruce up the place. Service is friendly but OBJ usually understaffed.
Overall, OBJ still served one of the better Korean Chinese Food in Singapore. Their Jajangmyeon is delicious and they open till 3 AM is definitely a plus point. Gun Bae!! Cheers!!
Food & Drinks: 7.75/10
Budget per Person: $11 - $25
77 Tanjong Pagar Road
T: +65 6221 8254
OH: Daily 11.30 – 03.00
Menu is available online