Jjajangmyeon in Singapore
Jjajangmyeon was the first dish I ate on my trip to Korea eons ago—a fond memory of the beautiful South Asian country, as well as its vibrant food culture. This black bean noodle dish was inspired by the Chinese zhajiangmian, introduced by a Chinese immigrant living in Incheon more than a hundred years ago. While we can’t travel to Korea right now, here are 12 jjajangmyeon in Singapore to try, including hawker options from $7.
1. Annyeong Chicken
Annyeong Chicken has spruced up our hawker scene with its offerings of Korean fare, including a savoury bowl of Jajang Myeon ($7). Here, the black bean sauce coats every yellow noodle strand, boasting a heavy onion flavour.
For sides to go along with your jjajangmyeon, consider their Soy Garlic Chicken ($8 for three pieces), with crispy chicken doused in a savoury-sweet sauce. If not, opt for the Haemul Pajeon (from $10), otherwise known as seafood pancake.
Check out our Annyeong Chicken review!
Address: Blk 710 Clementi West Street 2, #01-247, Rong Fa Coffee Shop, Singapore 120709
Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Sun 11am to 1:30pm, 5:30pm to 7pm
Annyeong Chicken is not a halal-certified eatery.
Located in Bras Basah, SSAK3 is a Korean barbecue restaurant serving up affordable BBQ meats, Korean dishes, and alcohol. We really enjoyed their Jjajang Noodles ($10+) as the sauce was deeply flavoured, with hints of caramelisation.
Apart from the jjajangmyeon, we also recommend getting Planer Porkbelly ($12+ for 150g) to barbecue, along with Grilled Cheese ($4+) for extra indulgence. Meanwhile, if you’re here in a group, their SSAK 3 Assorted Set ($40+ for 500g) makes for a good sharing platter, as it comprises beef short ribs, short plate, and two types of pork belly.
Check out our SSAK3 review!
Address: 231 Bain Street, #02-01, Bras Basah Complex, Singapore 180231
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 10:30pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am to 10:30pm
Tel: 6336 4476
SSAK3 is not a halal-certified eatery.
3. Pink Candy
For more Korean hawker eats, check out Pink Candy, housed near a rooftop at Beauty World Centre, where you can enjoy your meal surrounded by greenery.
Priced at $7.90 is their Jjajang Noodles and if rice is your preferred carb, they also have a Jjajang Rice that goes for the same price. Other signature dishes include their belly-warming Ginseng Chicken (from $8.90) and crispy Soy Sauce Fried Chicken ($13.90).
Check out our Pink Candy review!
Address: 144 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #04-60, Beauty World Centre, Singapore 588177
Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Sun 10:30am to 2:30pm, 5 to 9pm
Tel: 9170 2365
Pink Candy is not a halal-certified eatery.
4. Jinjja Chicken
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Jinjja Chicken is a Korean fried chicken restaurant chain, dishing up halal-certified Korean fare. Their Jjajang Myeon ($7.90) sees chewy noodles topped with black bean sauce, minced chicken sauce, and shredded cucumber. If you’re someone who always can’t decide between jjajangmyeon and jjamppong, of which the latter is a spicy seafood noodle soup, consider the Jjamjja Myeon ($11.90), which comes with half portions of each. While you’re here, be sure to order their Jinjja Wings (from $7.90) to share!
5. Obba Jjajang
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Obba Jjajang is my favourite restaurant in Singapore to get jjajangmyeon. Priced at $13++, their Jjajangmyeon easily feeds two medium-sized eaters, and if that’s not enough, you can upsize the bowl for an additional $3++.
For an authentic Korean-Chinese meal experience, consider getting the Set A ($50++) which comes with jjajangmyeon, jjamppong, and tangsuyuk. If you’re not familiar with tangsuyuk, it’s essentially deep-fried pork coated in a sweet-and-sour glaze.
Address: 77 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088498
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 11:30am to 4pm, 5pm to 11pm
Tel: 6221 8254
Obba Jjajang is not a halal-certified eatery.
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The people behind the now-defunct Tae Woo Restaurant have recently opened MukJja, a new Korean-Chinese restaurant in Singapore to get jjajangmyeon. Their Jjajangmyeon ($11) is said to be as authentic as the ones you get in Seoul.
They also do traditional dishes such as Kansosaewoo (from $35), which sees fried shrimp slathered in chilli sauce, and Yoolingi (from $35), which consists of fried chicken doused in spicy soybean sauce.
Address: 275 Thomson Road, #01-07, Singapore 307645
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 6259 7479
MukJja is not a halal-certified eatery.
7. Dong Fang Hong Restaurant
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Dong Fang Hong Restaurant is the go-to place for many Korean expats living in Singapore, a testimony to the authenticity of their jjajangmyeon. Apart from the traditional DFH Jiajang Myeon ($12++), they have a Uni Jiajang Myeon ($13++) which is a spicy alternative, only available during dinnertime.
To go along with your jjajangmyeon, consider sides like Kunmandu ($12++), which are deep-fried dumplings, and Menbosha ($18++), comprising deep-fried shrimp toast.
Address: 92 Telok Ayer Street, #01-01, Far East Square, Singapore 048472
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am to 3pm, 5pm to 10pm
Tel: 6327 9036
Dong Fang Hong Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. Itaewon Jjajang
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Joining the slew of Korean restaurants in Tanjong Pagar is newly-opened Itaewon Jjajang. Their Jjajangmyeon ($12++) comes with liberal amounts of black bean sauce, and is said to be less sweet than most places’. You can get the jjajangmyeon in a set, along with tangsuyuk and your choice of jjamppong or stew, priced at $45++. If you’re a fan of Korean pancakes, their Haemul Pajeon ($25++) makes for a great bite alongside your noodles.
Address: 64 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079325
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11:30am to 3pm, 5pm to 10pm
Tel: 6223 1600
Itaewon Jjajang is not a halal-certified eatery.
9. Noodle Star K
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Noodle Star K is another Korean restaurant tucked within Tanjong Pagar, specialising in Korean noodle dishes. They’re run by the folks behind Super Star K, one of the most popular Korean BBQ places in the area.
Zhng-up the usual Jjajangmyeon ($12+) with their Jaengbanjjajang ($26+), which sees your traditional jjajangmyeon upgraded with generous amounts of seafood. For more noodle goodness, be sure to get the Mul Naengmyeon ($15.80+), a cold noodle dish that’s perfect in Singapore’s heat, or the Kalguksu ($12.80+), for authentic knife-cut noodle soup.
Address: 58 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088479
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 3:30pm, 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 6224 6061
Noodle Star K is not a halal-certified eatery.
10. Huluruk Myeon House
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The ‘huluruk’ in Huluruk Myeon House refers to the sound you make when slurping on a bowl of noodles. This restaurant has origins dating back to the 1940s, using recipes from an old halmeoni, or Korean grandmother.
Their Jjajang Myeon ($10.80++) comes loaded with diced US pork and QQ Korean yellow noodles. This noodle house is also known for their Kalguksu (from $12.80++) and Sujebi (from $12.80++), of which the latter is a Korean flat noodle dish.
Address: 238 Thomson Road, #01-84/85, Velocity, Singapore 307683
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Huluruk Myeon House is not a halal-certified eatery.
11. Hong Jjajang
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Yet another Korean restaurant in Tanjong Pagar is Hong Jjajang, with a Korean Chinese-centric menu. Their Jjajangmyeon (from $12++) is said to lean towards the sweeter side, served in a large metal bowl, and garnished with peas.
For sharing sides, consider the Palbochae ($38++), which sees stir-fried vegetables and seafood, or the Saewoo Tangsuyuk ($38++), comprising deep-fried shrimp in sweet-and-sour sauce.
Check out our guide to Korean barbecue restaurants in Tanjong Pagar too!
Address: 93 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088514
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6909 6171
Hong Jjajang is not a halal-certified eatery.
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Ajumma’s is a great place for wallet-friendly Korean fare, served in a semi-casual setting. Their Jjajangmyeon ($11.90++) sees handmade Korean noodles topped with fermented bean sauce, pork chunks, peas, and shredded cucumber.
Other recommended dishes include their Crispy Samgyeopsal With Creamy Scrambled Eggs & Soy-Yuja Sauce ($13.90++) that’s served on a bed of white rice, and their Fluffy Steamed Eggs ($5.90++) which are flavoured with roasted sesame oil.
Address: 107 North Bridge Road, #B1-31, Funan Mall, Singapore 179105
Opening hours: Mon 12pm to 9pm, Tue-Sun 12pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 8798 2305
Ajumma’s is not a halal-certified eatery.
Where to eat jjajangmyeon in Singapore
Our list has rounded up 12 jjajangmyeon restaurants in Singapore to try, ranging from hawker renditions to Korean expat-approved places. For more Korean food goodness, check out our Hanjip Korean Grill House review for indulgent KBBQ, or our Don N Bap review for affordable halal Korean fare.