Wednesday, November 9, 2016

A Review: Baro Baro

Was browsing the news feed on Facebook (FB) yesterday and saw a sponsored post showing a cover page with the words "Baro Baro Korean Street Food". I love Korean street food, especially tteokbokki and so went on to check out the FB page. The shop is located in the Tanjong Pagar MRT station and that made me kind of excited. Read the posts on the page timeline and the one of Grand Opening Giveaway caught my eyes. Continued to read in details only to realise that the free lightbulb cooler giveaway is only for any set meal order after 2pm during Monday to Friday. Felt disappointed. Nevertheless, I shared the Baro Baro FB page with my colleague, SWT, and arranged with her to have lunch there today.

Both if us were pretty excited over the shop and even went to google about it. Read through the menu and I was determined to try the noodle tteobokki because I am a sucker for tteokbokki. Heh. While SWT wanted to try the noodle. We thought the shop was over at the basement of the new mall, Tanjong Pagar Centre, which is just next to the Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Searched high and low for it and even went to ask the security guard who hasn't a clue of what we were talking about. Then we decided to try to look for the shop along the stretch of eateries over at the Tanjong Pagar Exchange.

So happy that we finally managed to find the shop. However, the lunch crowd was getting big and SWT suggested getting takeaways. I, on the other hand, suggested eating somewhere else and return to the shop tomorrow for lunch instead. Then SWT changed her mind and was determined to get a table for two. Our effort paid off and we got ourselves a table after about 10-15 minutes. I ordered the Tok Kim Set which consisted of a portion of noodle tteokbokki and a portion of vege kimbab for $9.90. SWT was trying to decide between Spicy Noodle Soup which has a one chili mark and Spicy Dry Noodle which has two chili mark. Knowing that she is not one who can take very spicy food, I told her to try the Spicy Noodle Soup this round which cost $7.

When the food was ready, SWT went to collect. Took some photos before we tucked in. Fortunately SWT heeded my advice because with just one chili mark, she was already having a hard time eating the Spicy Noodle Soup. Can't image if she had ordered the Spicy Dry Noodle. Unlike the other commercialize Korean street food stalls that have localized the taste to suit Singaporeans, Baro Baro maintains the authentic Korean street food standard, i.e. they didn't water down the spiciness of their food. And their kimbab was really full of vegetables with very thin layer of rice, unlike the others that usually contain more rice than ingredients.

We really enjoyed the food very much. I was very happy to be able to find a shop that serve individual portion of tteokbokki that comes with fishcake slices and vegetables near my work place. Highly recommended if you love Korean street food like I do. =)

Name: Baro Baro
Address: 120 Maxwell Road, Tanjong Pagar Exchange, #B1-29/49, Singapore 069119
Opening Hours: 08:00-21:00 (weekdays)
Products: Tteobokki, Kimbab, Ramen, Egg Bread
Prices: Egg Bread ($3), Kimbab ($6), Noodle Tteokbokki ($6), Ramen ($7)


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