Best jjajangmyeon in Singapore
When the hankering for Korean food strikes, one dish often takes the spotlight in my mind: jjajangmyeon. Its allure lies in the blend of chewy wheat noodles and velvety, savoury black bean sauce that’s just impossible to resist. The next time you find yourself craving a delicious bowl of jjajangmyeon, look no further than our list of 10 best jjajangmyeon spots in Singapore that every Korean food lover must try.
1. Wooga Jjajang
Nestled within Old Airport Road Food Centre, a food hub with renowned hawker stalls such as Nam Sing Hokkien Mee and Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee, lies Wooga Jjajang. Founded by Chef Marcus Yu, former CEO of the now-defunct Dong Bang Hong Korean-Chinese Restaurant, the stall is well-loved for their affordable Korean-Chinese dishes. Wooga Jjajang’s star dish is the Yoo-ni Jjajang Myeon ($6.50), comprising minced pork in their signature black bean sauce. There’s also Bulgogi Pork Belly Jjajang Myeon ($8), which comes with succulent braised pork belly, and Kimchi Jjajangmyeon ($7), a unique number featuring the stall’s delicious house-made kimchi.
Read our Wooga Jjajang review.
Address: Old Airport Road, #01-84, Old Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 390051
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11am to 8:30pm
Wooga Jjajang is not a halal-certified eatery.
2. O.BBa Jjajang Express
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O.BBa Jjajang is a well-known name in the Korean food scene. With several outlets across Singapore, the restaurant chain has ventured into opening express outlets that offer a portion of their menu at an affordable price. After launching their first O.BBa Jjajang Express in Woodlands, they’ve now expanded to a second location at One Punggol Hawker Centre.
We recommend their Jajangmyeon ($6.80) and Jajang Bab ($3.60)—the latter featuring rice heaped with generous amounts of black bean sauce, vegetables, and pork cubes. Then, round off your meal with a set of three Fried Pork Dumplings ($3.50) or get a bowl of Tangsuyuk ($13), AKA Korean-style sweet and sour pork to share.
Address: 1 Punggol Drive, #02-17, Punggol Hawker Centre, Singapore 828629
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 2:30pm, 5pm to 8:30pm
O.BBa Jjajang Express is not a halal-certified eatery.
3. GO K Jjajang
Situated on Amoy Street, GO K Jjajang is the sister establishment of Go K BBQ, a popular Korean barbecue restaurant located just a few doors down. At the former, they’ve chosen to specialise in a single dish, as the name implies. Their namesake dish, Go K Jjajang ($14++) sees a medley of slippery noodles, minced meat, onions, eggs, and vegetables, all brought together by a starchy black bean sauce. If you’ve got a penchant for spicy food, try their Spicy Jjajangmyeon ($15++) instead!
Read our GO K Jjajang review.
Address: 80 Amoy Street, Singapore 069899
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 10:30pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 11pm, Sun 11:30am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 6223 3606
GO K Jjajang is not a halal-certified eatery.
4. Itaewon Jjajang
For an authentic taste of Korean-Chinese cuisine in Singapore, Itaewon Jjajang stands out as an excellent choice. Their Set A, priced at a reasonable $49++, offers three dishes: jjajangmyeon, tangsuyuk, and jjamppong, AKA noodles with vegetables and seafood. If you’re here just for jjajangmyeon, you can enjoy it for $13++ per bowl. Each dish comes with springy noodles topped with customary shreds of cucumber and onions, all slathered in a rich and umami black bean sauce.
Read our Itaewon Jjajang review.
Address: 64 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079325
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11:30am to 3pm, 5pm to 10pm
Itaewon Jjajang is not a halal-certified eatery.
MukJja is a family-run eatery in Novena that was formerly known as Tae Woo Ban Jum Korean Restaurant. They’re most known for their Noodle with Black Bean Sauce ($14++), featuring a unique recipe created in the 1990s—a period when jjajangmyeon was incredibly popular in Korea. According to the owner, authentic jjajangmyeon must feature pork and onions, which is why these ingredients take centre stage at MukJja. You can also add yellow pickled radish to your dish, or introduce a spicy kick with the chilli powder you’ll find on your table.
Read our Mukjja review.
Address: 275 Thomson Road, #01-07, Novena Regency, Singapore 307645
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5pm to 8:30pm
Tel: 6259 7479
MukJja is not a halal-certified eatery.
6. Meokja by JUNGGA
Here’s one for our Muslim friends: Meokja by JUNGGA is the place to go for Muslim-friendly Korean food. The eatery is helmed by Chef JungSangWoo, a Korean-Muslim convert, and his wife, Afrah. While Meokja offers many tantalising mains, our favourite dish is their JjaJangMyeon, affordably priced at just $9.90+. This sticky bowl of goodness features chewy noodles and smoky minced beef, as well as soft, caramelised onions for a touch of sweetness.
Read our Meojka by JUNGGA review.
Address: 1 Selegie Road, #02-03, GR.iD, Singapore 188306
Opening hours: Thurs-Tue 10:30am to 3pm, 5pm to 10pm
Tel: 9067 7077
Meokja by JUNGGA is a Muslim-owned eatery.
7. Jeong’s Jjajang
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Emerging from a cloud kitchen venture in 2021, Jeong’s Jjajang swiftly gained a cult following, prompting the launch of their physical stall in Redhill. The restaurant is led by Jeong Jun Seong, a Daegu native with over two decades of experience in Korean cuisine. Here, the Jjajangmyeon ($8) noodles are made from scratch, and are coated in a savoury black bean sauce that is uber umami. Each main course also comes with a side of kimchi and pickled radish for a more complete meal.
Address: Block 161 Bukit Merah Central, #01-3749, Singapore 150161
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am to 8:30pm
Tel: 9832 1525
Jeong’s Jjajang is not a halal-certified eatery.
For wallet-friendly BBQ and legit Korean food, head over to SSAK3 at Bras Basah Complex. Their Jjajang Noodles ($10+) are a fan favourite—think chewy noodles immersed in liberal amounts of savoury and sweet house-made black soybean paste, flavourful with caramelised notes. If you’re here for lunch, give their other dishes a try too, including Pork Bulgogi, Beef Bulgogi, and Soft Tofu Stew, priced at just $9.80+ each.
Read our SSAK3 review.
Address: 231 Bain Street, #02-01, Bras Basah Complex, Singapore 180231
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5pm to 10:30pm, Sat-Sun & Public Holidays 11:30am 3:30pm, 5pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6336 4476
SSAK3 is not a halal-certified eatery.
9. Hanwoori Korean Restaurant
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While the starting price for Hanwoori Korean Restaurant’s jjajangmyeon is at the higher end at $18++, you’ll also get 10 complimentary side dishes to accompany your meal. The side dishes are refillable, so feel free to ask for top-ups of your favourite kimchi, Korean pancakes, or pickled radish. Hanwoori is also a popular drinking spot, especially on weekends, so grab a bottle of Hite Beer for $17++, or a jar of Makgeolli ($28++) to share with your friends.
Address: 76 Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555972
Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Sat 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 10pm, Sun 5:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 6283 6339
Hanwoori Korean Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
10. Hwang Sil Korean-Chinese Restaurant
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Upon stepping into Hwang Sil Korean-Chinese Restaurant, you’ll be immediately drawn to its unique decor, which beautifully blends Korean and Chinese influences with features such as carved wooden cabinets and floral-patterned furnishings. The food portions here are said to be generous, and this is certainly true for their Jja Jang Myeon ($13+), which consists of handmade noodles bathed in a black bean sauce that’s not too jelak. Given the restaurant’s immense popularity, we highly recommend making a reservation before heading down to avoid any potential disappointment.
Address: 38 Maxwell Road, #01-05, Singapore 069116
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6224 4371
Hwang Sil Korean-Chinese Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
Where to get the best jjajangmyeon in Singapore
Whether you’re in the mood for a classic rendition or something with a twist, these 10 restaurants and hawker stalls will definitely satiate your appetite for legit jjajangmeyon right here in Singapore.
Featured image adapted from @jeongsjjajang