There’s more to Korean cuisine than just barbecue and kimchi—another popular dish that’s taking Singapore by storm is bibimbap (비빔밥). This simple and hearty meal combines the warmth of comfort food with the unique flavours of Korea to create a meal you’ll never get tired of.
Literally translated as ‘mixed rice’, a bowl of bibimbap is composed of a layer of steamed rice topped with sautéed vegetables, sliced meat, and a freshly cracked egg. Of course, it wouldn’t be complete without its sauces: gochujang (고추장, a fiery chili paste), doenjang (된장, a salty soybean paste), or classic soy.
Make sure you mix everything up before eating to enjoy all the flavours and textures at once! For the best bibimbap experience, check out these top 5 restaurants delivering bibimbap in Singapore.
If you love Korean food, you may have heard of the first restaurant on this list; Paik’s Bibim. Paik’s loves bibimbap so much that they’ve made it their entire menu, with several outlets open across the country. Choose between traditional chicken, pork or beef bibimbap, or opt for the seafood version made with marinated shrimp and baby squid. Since this restaurant is all about bibimbap, you can be sure they put their all into making it delicious.
Song of The Prince
The next restaurant on our list is Song of the Prince, which specialises in a uniquely traditional way of serving bibimbap: in a hot stone bowl. Known in Korean as a dolsot (돌솥), this searing bowl gives the rice and toppings a crisp texture that complements the flavours perfectly. Alongside chicken, pork, beef, and seafood bibimbap, Song of the Prince even has a vegetarian bibimbap on the menu so anyone can enjoy this delicious dish.
Another of the top 5 restaurants delivering bibimbap in Singapore is the immensely popular Jinjja Chicken chain. It gets its name from the Korean word 진짜 (jinjja), meaning ‘really?’—an exclamation you’ll find yourself using when you’re surprised at just how good this food really is. Alongside their trademark chicken, this restaurant serves delicious bibimbap too. The menu also features some similar meals for bibimbap fans: tofu or chicken bibim-salad, and bibim-myeon (비빔면) made with noodles instead of rice.
Gum Gang Won
Gum Gang Won is an up-and-coming Korean restaurant with a wide selection of bibimbap dishes to choose from. Alongside beef, chicken, pork, seafood, and vegetarian bibimbap, this restaurant also serves kimchi bibimbap. Unlike traditional bibimbap, which only has sautéed vegetables, kimchi bimbimbap features the fermented vegetables that Koreans can’t get enough of. The kimchi brings a delicious complexity to the dish, with tangy and umami notes that elevate the flavour.
Fu Lin Japanese and Korean
Last but not least, foodies who enjoy a variety of East Asian flavours should check out Fu Lin Japanese and Korean, a popular restaurant which serves cuisine from both of these countries. Combine your hot stone bibimbap (available in chicken, pork, and beef varieties) with traditional Korean foods like kimchi soup or push your palate to the limit by pairing it with Japanese teriyaki chicken.