Food Meetup at Big Mama Korean Restaurant

  • July 5, 2013 · 8:00 PM
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Dear all,

I came to know about this restaurant through some members. I heard that this place has amazing korean food!

Highlights - Big Mama is a small casual Korean eatery which is located a stone throw away from Tiong Bahru MRT, it is nearer to Kim Tian Plaza than Tiong Bahru Market. Just opened its door about a year, yet it attracts a lot of people who love Korean cuisine, many native Koreans, and even foreigners - Ji-young Nam Gung nick-named as “Big Mama” – the really humorous owner of Big Mama restaurant used to be a former maths and science teacher. Then she has decided to utilize her experience from cooking Korean food for Korean students in Singapore to start her business with her friend. Big Mama Korean Restaurant offers a really comfort ‘Home Style’ cooking. “Big Mama” in apron cooks some dishes by herself at tableside on portable cooker while explaining the intricacies of Korean cuisine to novices and giving you some useful advice on the best ways to eat every dish – a seldom scene of Korean restaurants in Singapore. Big Mama’s highly recommended dishes are shown explicitly on the walls so you will recognize which dishes are worth your try - Waitresses are earnest and enthusiastic.

Ambience - The restaurant is designed in standard no-frills Korean style - Clean and healthy place with the white-washed walls and well lit lights - With Korean guests, Korean programming from a television in the corner and great family service, you will feel like dining in a cozy house of Korean friends.

Must try - Dakgalbi (pan fried chicken with vegetables, rice cake in Korean Spicy sauce) (highly recommended) - Suyuk (steam pork belly) (highly recommended) - Bulgogi Jeongol (beef hotpot with tofu, mushroom and vegetables in soy sauce) - Haemul Buchu Jeon, chives and seafood pancake - Kimchi fried rice - Dolsot Bibimbap - Kimchi & cheese pork cutlet - Haemul Kimchi Jeon - Gangdwenjang and vegetables Bibimbap

Price/Pax: S$11 – S$20

Quality of the food - Korean dishes at Big Mama are in between authentic and creative because most of the food here is cooked and modified in her own creative cooking methods and recipes to cater to Singaporean’s taste buds - The food is cooked by “Big Mama” who has a big heart and bigger smile has delicious taste - Fresh and high quality ingredients - A strict no-MSG policy.

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  • Shu

    Have fun guys at the bar. Sharon

    1 · July 5, 2013

    • Anthony

      which shu is it?i cant recall :|

      July 6, 2013

  • Anthony

    so so

    July 6, 2013

  • Rebecca T.

    Hi San, jz wondering if anyone dropped out tonight. U can message me on this board . I will like to replace. Hello, anyone cancel last minute? Thanks, thanks

    July 5, 2013

    • Anthony

      [masked] msg mee i am heading to Tiong Bahru MRT now

      July 5, 2013

    • Sandra

      Hi Rebecca, we have started eating, do u wanna join us? U can order ala carte

      July 5, 2013

  • Sandra

    Hi members,
    I will wait till 7.55pm, for those who will be late to meet me at the mrt, pls go directly to the restaurant, tks!
    Fyi, im wearing a sky blue dress with a black shawl, see u.

    1 · July 5, 2013

  • Richard G

    Hi, any slots left to join? :)

    July 4, 2013

    • Sandra

      Hi Richard, apologies as rsvp is full, you may join us for drinks instead at ard 10pm at Wabar Tanjong Pagar Road, we will be having drinks there after our dinner.

      July 4, 2013

    • Richard G

      Hi San, drinks hmm.. I can't really drink haha. I'll see how it goes then, thanks :)

      July 5, 2013

  • Genie

    Hi San, can you pm me your mobile number?

    July 5, 2013

    • Sandra

      Done! See ya tonite:)

      July 5, 2013

    • Sandra

      Sure Elly^^

      July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi San, would you be open to reserving another table for the people on the waiting list? I'd be happy to help make that reservation. Thanks.

    June 30, 2013

    • Sandra

      For those on the waiting list, there are some nice korean restaurants at Tanjong Pagar Road, we will probably at Wabar along Tanjong pagar road, see you guys!!!

      June 30, 2013

    • Sandra

      I mean we will probably be at Wabar along Tanjong Pagar Road ard 10pm. Pls leave a msg here if you want my contact no, thanks & see ya.

      July 5, 2013

  • Caulyn

    My friends back in Malaysia are now in town and I have to keep them company. Hoping to join the meetup soon.. :(

    July 5, 2013

    • Sandra

      Ok, see you next time, enjoy your wkend with your friends.

      July 5, 2013

  • Sandra

    This is the info provided by Alyssa, pls take note:

    For those who needs direction to big mama from Tiong Bahru MRT can following below: Go out through Exit B, then turn right. Walk to the traffic light and cross the road. Then turn left and walk all the way down pass bus stop (10151 Ctrl Green Condo) till u reach the T-junction at Kim Tian Road. Turn right walk down the path 1st store is Big Mama. Total walking time takes less than 5 mins.

    June 30, 2013

  • Gwyneth

    Hi San, are we still gonna meet at the Mrt station or gg straight on our own?

    June 29, 2013

    • Sandra

      You may meet me at Tiong Bahru MRT Station Control at 7.45pm or go straight to the restaurant, reservation is under 'Sandra.'

      June 30, 2013

    • Sandra

      Anthony, Daigoro, Samantha Lin, Genie pls take note & see ya:)

      June 30, 2013

  • Caulyn

    Hi @San, The haze is getting pretty bad and I'm feeling ill already. Before I give last minute notice, I'll have to give up my seat to another lucky person now. Anyway, take care, everyone! :)

    1 · June 19, 2013

    • Caulyn

      Hi San, can you pm me your mobile number? :)

      June 30, 2013

    • Sandra

      Done:)

      June 30, 2013

  • han

    저는 끝까지 먹을까요!

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • Janet

    Hi San,

    Never received you HP, may I know what is you HP?

    June 28, 2013

    • Sandra

      Hi Janet, I will pm you.

      June 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry i will not b able to attend due to work

    June 23, 2013

  • Sandra

    Dear members,
    I'm not feeling well due to the haze as such I'll postpone this meetup to the following Friday, 5 July 2013.

    Apologies for the inconveniece caused.

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • ELui

    Last minutes have something on. See your another time

    June 20, 2013

  • Sandra

    Anyone wanna meet me at Tiong Bahru station control at 7.45pm? Let me know:)

    1 · June 17, 2013

    • Genie

      me too...

      June 19, 2013

    • Anthony

      yes see you there san :)

      June 19, 2013

  • Sandra

    Dear members,
    If you can't make it to this event, kindly change your rsvp, thank you:)

    June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The restaurant is only three minutes' walking from my home and I would like to attend

    June 18, 2013

  • Sandra

    Hello members,
    Just to let you know, the restaurant has reserved 5 tables for us, they couldn't arrange a long table for us as its a small restaurant but food is good^^ We would move to another place for drinks after the dinner to mingle with the other members. See ya guys^^

    1 · June 17, 2013

    • Anthony

      ops Pub >_< i dont know drink :|

      June 17, 2013

    • Sandra

      Anthony: no problem, u can hv soft drinks.

      June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    For those who needs direction to big mama from Tiong Bahru MRT can following below: Go out through Exit B, then turn right. Walk to the traffic light and cross the road. Then turn left and walk all the way down pass bus stop (10151 Ctrl Green Condo) till u reach the T-junction at Kim Tian Road. Turn right walk down the path 1st store is Big Mama. Total walking time takes less than 5 mins.

    2 · June 17, 2013

    • Sandra

      Thanks Alyssa for the info!

      June 17, 2013

    • Anthony

      Thanks!

      June 17, 2013

  • Caulyn

    Hi, I'm new here, Looking forward to the meetup :)

    1 · June 17, 2013

    • Sandra

      Looking forward to see you too.

      June 17, 2013

  • Sandra

    Hello members,
    We will be ordering different kinds of food for sharing, members may suggest ordering food that they have tried in this restaurant, tks and looking forward to see of all you again:)

    1 · June 16, 2013

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