Saturday 27 October 2018

Pu Jim – Busan BBQ Experience

 Pu Jim Set

Finding a Korean BBQ Restaurant in Singapore very easy nowadays. For sure each meat lovers will have their go-to place to fulfil their bbq meat cravings. Pu Jim distinguish itself through focusing its bbq experience uniquely Busan.

Pu Jim at Amoy Street

Pu Jim at Amoy Street

Since we have a wonderful bbq experience in Busan, we are looking forward to our feast here. As per the norm, side dishes were served first. Don’t expect an extensive spread, about 6 mini sides (3 type of kimchi, mayonnaise apple, caramelised small fish and pickled vegetables) with onions salad, wrapped vegetables and fresh chilli.

Side Dishes 
Side Dishes

Three of us decided to choose the Pujim set ($170 for opening promo price, U.P$218). It consists of Boneless Short Rib 200g, P. Chuck Flap Tail 200g, Iberico Pork Neck Small Pax, Iberico Jowl 200g and Pork Belly 200g. However, they run out of their chuck flap tail, so we got it replaced with beef brisket.

Boneless Short Rib 200g, Iberico Pork Neck Small Pax, Iberico Jowl 200g and Pork Belly 200g. 

Beef Brisket (Replacement)

First to the grill was the boneless short rib. The marbling is just amazing. Cooked to perfection, it has a nice balance between meat and fats. It just melts in your mouth Yum Yum, I still drool when I imagine this.

Boneless Short Rib

The Iberico pork neck comes next. The cut is thick and it took a while on the bbq. It was masterly grilled resulting in a crisp exterior with juicy and succulent interior. Interestingly, it is to be consumed with the grilled bread that is soaked with the pork oil dripping from the Iberico pork. Sinfully good.

Iberico Pork Neck

Iberico Pork Neck

Iberico Pork Neck

Pork Belly is next. The slices are thick and the balance of the composition of the fats and meat are so inviting. #porkgasm indeed.

Pork Belly

Pork Belly

Those that have not tried pork jowl, you might want to consider the version offered by Pu Jim. It is crunchy, juicy and will send you going Oink Oink. This is definitely a must try for meat lovers.

Pork Jowl

The beef brisket here is almost the equivalent of thinly sliced pork belly. Fatty with a slight of springiness to it.

Beef Brisket and Pork Jowl

Pork Jowl

Though the bbq meat is definitely delicious. we found Hwang Tae Soup ($11) is as good. The cloudy coloured soup is robust, filled with the essence from the dried pollack. The pollack fish itself is slightly chewy but absorbs the broth nicely. The texture is like a combination of tau pok (fried beancurd puff) and codfish strips. If you have this for lunch with a bowl of white rice, it will be very fulfilling.

Hwang Tae Soup

Hwang Tae Soup

LD and her friend decided to try the Jajang Mian. At first glance, it looks like regular jajang mian. However, the version here is extremely spicy, almost like those spicy Korean noodle challenge.

Jajang Mian

Of course, having a bbq in a Korean restaurant will not be complete without their alcoholic beverages. The offering here consists of beer (Tiger and Hite), soju, baekseju and soft drinks. Unlike other Korean restaurants, they don’t serve free water or barley tea. Instead, you need to purchase mineral water or canned drinks for this.

Service is very good, however, only the manager speaks good English. The rest of the Korean service staff speak limited English; thus, you might have a problem communicating with them in regards to the menu. The décor of the restaurant is open industrial concept with a bare minimum décor. Practical and no fuss.

Part of the dining area

Overall, Pujim offered a delicious and well-marbled meat. The team at Pujim sure know how to bbq their meat and a must try place if you are looking for a different Korean BBQ. They have different variety of soup, but we highly recommend their Hwang Tae Soup. The price comparing to other Korean BBQ restaurant is on the high side, thus we hope they maintain their opening price promotion, so we can visit it more often. Geonbae!! Cheers!!

Food & Drink: 7.5/10
Value: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 6.5/10
Budget per Person: $51 - $80, $81 & Above

Pu Jim
82 Amoy Street
Singapore 069901

T: +65 6224 1588
OH: Daily 11.30 – 14.30; 17.00 – 23.30

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