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IL PUM Korea Restaurant – Most Authentic Flavors of Homemade Korean Tofu, Aged Kimchi, and Ssambap Jeongshik


On a rainy morning, my Korean colleague suggested we try IL PUM, a new Korean restaurant at Amara Hotel. As a soybean enthusiast, I couldn’t resist the invitation to join them for lunch when they mentioned that the restaurant serves freshly made tofu stew and Ssambap Jeongsik daily.

We were surprised by the reasonable prices of the food, especially given that the restaurant was on the 2nd floor of the Amara Hotel. Since there were 5 of us, we decided to order some additional dishes alongside those from the Ssambap Jeongsik.

Banchan (Side dishes are refillable)
We chatted with the boss while waiting for our food, where he explained that every tofu dish at IL PUM is a labor of love by Chef Park Seong-won & his team. Everyday begins with the meticulous grinding of soybeans and careful oversight of every step.

Soondubu Jjigae 순두부찌개 ($16)
The original tofu stew (white) has a sweet, fresh taste while the seafood tofu spicy stew has a more robust flavor. We all agreed that it might be a tad mild for spicy lovers. 

일품 수제두부 +묵은지 + 제육볶음
(IL Pum Suje Tofu + Aged Kimchi w Stir-fried Pork)

If you’re a fan of kimchi (sour ones in particular), this dish is an absolute must-try. According to the owner, the chef uses only fermented kimchi that’s been lovingly fermented for at least three years. It was because the time frame of fermentation for the well-aged kimchi stir-fried with thinly sliced pork would definitely blend well in flavors that complimented the soft firm tofu. 

The dish is best enjoyed with beer or rice wine, making it an ideal choice for those looking for something lighter yet still satisfying.

Ssambap Jeongsik [Spicy(left), Soy Sauce (Right)]

Those pork bulgogi were tender and soft and well-marinated, with a good balance of sweetness and spice. There was a generous portion of veggies, including purple cabbage, which is rare in Korean restaurants.
(PS: Please note that this dish requires a minimum order for 2 people!)

Soymilk noodle 

Honestly, I can’t say enough good things about this dish – it’s not only delicious but also refreshing in our hot weather! The soymilk broth adds a unique twist, making it lighter and more enjoyable.I had this dish together with the spicy bulgogi and it has become an instant favorite, I totally see myself returning for it~

In Conclusion:

With a Google review rating of 4.8 stars, you can rest assured that you’re in for a treat. Overall, the food at IL PUM is simply fantastic. We were worried there might be a dent in our wallets, but it turned out to be quite a reasonable price in the end. 

Plus, they currently offer a 10% discount, which is a pretty good deal! So don’t hesitate to give it a try and go experience it yourself!


SAVE THIS! Korean Restaurant with Handmade Tofu! – 📍Location: Ilpum Korean Restaurant, 088539, Tg Pagar Rd, 165号 Amara Singapore, Level 2 – If you are talking about something unique and korean why not look at – Ilpum, probably the only Korean restaurant in town that handcrafts their tofu. From the moment you walk in, you’ll be surrounded by the vibrant and authentic Korean atmosphere of this newly opened gem. Literally, the display ornaments and all have is all Korean themed. The restaurant also has a well known Korean Chef taking care of your food. The spacious and welcoming ambiance attracts a diverse crowd, including many Korean customers. During our visit, we indulged in their SSAM Bap jeongsik, a fantastic feast featuring an array of tantalizing tofu and meat wrap dishes. While the meat options were fantastic, the gochujang-flavored one captured my heart. Yet, the true star of the show was their premium quality tofu. From tofu-based soups to other tofu delicacies, each bite showcased remarkable craftsmanship and unparalleled taste. If you have a soft spot for anything bean-related and crave an unforgettable Korean BBQ experience, Ilpum is the place to be. I will come here for the BBQ, as their establishment has a huge BBQ vents. But this is unique in that they handmade their own tofu! – #IlpumKoreanRestaurant #HandcraftedTofu #KoreanCuisine #SSAMBapJeongsik #Koreanfoodinsingapore #esyfilms #싱가포르맛집 #sgfoodie #wheretoeat #whattoeat #comfortfood

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IL PUM Korean BBQ Restaurant 📍165 Tanjong Pagar Road Amara Hotel Level 2 Singapore 088539 IL PUM prides itself on preserving the true essence of Korean cuisine with their menu curated by Executive Chef Park Seong-won with over 20 years of expertise in hotel Korean food and has garnered praise from former Presidents Kim Young-sam, Kim Dae-jung, and Roh Moo-hyun during his tenure at prestigious hotels. 🥢Banchan (refillable) 🐮Beef Set with assorted Grilled Beef Rib, Beef Rib Finger, Rib Eye, Beef Brisket & Marinated Beef ribs 🐷Pork set with Donmahawk, Pork Belly, Pork Jowel, Pork Neck & Marinated Pork Galbi. Accompanied with Steam Egg with cheese & flying roe. 🐖Handmade Bean Curd with Aged Kimchi & Stir Fried Pork 🥘KongBi Jeon 🍲Spicy Seafood Soondubu Stew 🍜Bibim-Naengmyeon (spicy) & Naengmyeon Dropby IL PUM Korean BBQ Restaurant for an unforgettable experience for Korean bbq today. You will definitely be impressed with their diverse & unique selection of K-dishes that you can only find here! #ilpumkbbq #ilpumkoreanrestaurant #yellowsing #sinkoXpress #sinkoGuide @yyann1214

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