Thursday, April 24, 2014

Anjú Bar & Restaurant

Bibimbap. Korean Ramyun. Beef Bulgogi Slider.
Beef Bulgogi Slider.
Calamari Pancake.
Fried Chicken with Slaw.
Anju offers a take on Korean Fusion fare which is rather enticing. I've been to Anjú twice, once for lunch and once for dinner. From what I know, they have different menus set for lunch and dinner. The interior at Anjú was notably done very well with an open kitchen concept that allows diners to watch the chefs in action when seated by the bar. It's like culinary entertainment while you dine!

Anjú's food is definitely a step away from typical Korean food but familiar components of Korean dishes are still noticeable.  It is definitely not your traditional Korean food as the dishes come in somewhat of a western twist. Unfortunately, their lunch menu did not intrigue me much and the bibimpap was a little disappointing as the beef ribs were a little on the dry side and a little too tough. Nevertheless, the best part of the meal were the sliders!  Definitely worth a try. (Had it the both times I went there.)

Despite the disappointing first impression over lunch, I decided to give Anjú another try for dinner just cause they were the new kids on the block. After all, we all deserve a second chance, don't we?

I must say the second visit was definitely better than the first. The dishes offered for their dinner menu were catered more for sharing. This time around we ordered the calamari pancake, fried chicken and the sliders since we enjoyed it. While the calamari pancake was on the thicker side compared to the traditional Korean pancake, it did have a good crisp and was pretty decent. The fried chicken was covered in a sweet chilli sauce, sesame seeds, peanuts, coriander, spring onions and served with some pickled radishes which I thought was a great compliment to the fried chicken.

Although the dishes are pretty pricey, I would say it's pretty worth it for sharing. 

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