When it comes to Korean dining, I am extremely skeptical, particular and picky as I always felt that it is not easy to find one as authentic as the real stuff in South Korea.
I came across this interesting restaurant, Ajumma’s (specializing in Korean cuisine) in Funan. Immediately, I was drawn in to its kindred spirit (很有亲切感).
Why is this so?
Ajumma is a Korean word for a married, or middle-aged women. It is also referred (at times or sometimes) or translated to “auntie” in Korean. It literally gives one a sense of the intimacy feel.
At Ajumma’s, diners are given the homely cozy feel to a wide selection of authentic Korean dishes at wallet friendly prices.
It is hard to pass on this Ajumma’s favourite – creamy, fluffy eggs with a light broth and topped with roasted sesame oil. The steam egg is really power, simple yet luscious. No wonder it is one of their highly recommended item on the menu.
Fried pork and kimchi dumplings. You will never go wrong with their mandu. Always tasty.
The kimchi pancake is made to perfection, crisp from edge to edge, encapsulating a mix of savoury kimchi, sweet onions and chilli.
Crispy toppoki and crunchy boneless fried chicken coated in a tantalising sweet-spicy and nutty sauce. Somehow, Koreans are just great with fried chicken.
One of their new favourites on the menu, this bowl of springy noodles is accompanied with their special Jjajang sauce, a combination of tender pork collar, black bean paste, vegetables, all fried into an aromatic paste.
A hearty stew with real American SPAM, sausages, rice cakes, enoki mushroom, noodles, in a kimchi-anchovy broth and topped off with melted cheese & baked beans.
Prawns, mussels and clams stewed in rich spicy broth, topped with delicate sundubu, smoked tomatoes and egg.
USDA Prime Beef – succulent, tender boneless ribs steeped in house marinade, tossed in a wok for a caramalised, smokey flavour.
Comes with a bowl of rice and 4 side dishes.
Thinly sliced beef tenders marinated in signature bulgogi sauce and tossed in hot wok. Comes with rice and 4 banchan.
Crispy pork belly laid over creamy scrambled eggs, caramelized onions and rich with a flavoursome Yuja (Yuzu) soy sauce created specially by Ajumma’s.
Charred kimchi, prawns and roasted perilla seaweed. Topped with fried egg.
Honey pancakes – a Korean street snack that has a crispy fried bun exterior and a gooey honey cinammon center filling. Though nice but still no where in comparison to the authentic hand-made Hotteok that I had in Seoul.
Well, if your next craving for Korean cuisine comes along and wanted to enjoy a home cooked meal without burning a hole in your pocket, think no further & pop by Ajumma’s to have your fix settled.