Sangwoo Street has Muslim-friendly Korean food near Yishun MRT Station
Owned by Korean-Muslim chef Jung Sang Woo, Sangwoo Street is a concept under his F&B brand JUNGGA. This follows up from Chef Jung’s first eatery, Meokja, and continues his project of bringing authentic Korean cuisine to the Muslim community in Singapore. As Muslim-friendly East Asian cuisine can be hard to come by here, we decided to head down to Sangwoo Street to review their food.
Food at Sangwoo Street
Sangwoo Street has a small, focused menu with a selection of gimbap and bibimbap alongside kimchi jjigae and tteokbokki.
We started with the Tteokbokki ($5), and topped up $1.50 for Cheese. Apart from rice cakes, the dish also came with a fried fish ball, sliced into two.
While I enjoyed the QQ texture of the tteokbokki itself, my dining companion and I felt that the sauce was a little too sweet. The cheese also wasn’t sufficiently melted, so it was slightly crumbly when eaten. Nevertheless, its saltiness did help to balance out the sweetness of the sauce.
The Saewoo Kimbap ($7) was my personal favourite—it features pickled radish, carrot, cucumber, egg, and fried prawn with a mayonnaise-based sauce.
I liked the crunchiness of the vegetables and batter of the fried prawn, which provided some textural contrast to the softness of the rice and egg. The sauce also added some moisture and flavour to the overall dish, and helped bring all the ingredients together.
Next, we had the Kimchi Jjigae ($9.50). It stars kimchi, silky tofu and chicken luncheon meat served in a punchy, tangy soup. It also comes with a bowl of rice, which paired nicely with the soup itself and its ingredients, making for a more filling meal.
My dining companion and I agreed, however, that the lack of fresh protein in this dish made it somewhat unsatisfying. If I were to come back, I would try their Fried Chicken ($8.50) or Bulgogi Bibimbap ($9) instead for something heartier.
Ambience at Sangwoo Street
Sangwoo Street occupies a stall within Kedai Kopi, a small all-halal coffee shop located right across Yishun MRT Station and Yishun Bus Interchange.
Kedai Kopi doesn’t look like your everyday coffee shop—it’s done up with rows of string lights, brightly coloured signboards, and wooden-top dining tables, which makes you feel like you’re in a mall food court.
There is no aircon, though, so it does get a little stuffy. Luckily, it wasn’t crowded when we visited on a Friday afternoon, so we got to pick one underneath a fan.
Given its close proximity to the MRT station, Sangwoo Street is worth a try if you’re looking for Muslim-friendly options in the area. I’d also recommend it to Muslim foodies who can’t get enough Korean food and want another Korean eatery to add to their list.
If you’re looking for more food recommendations in the North, take a look at our Yishun hawker stall guide. Alternatively, for more halal-certified fare, check out Charr’d Steakhouse along Changi Road for halal Wagyu beef and croffles!
Address: 925 Yishun Central 1, #01-211, Kedai Kopi, Singapore 760925
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 8:30pm
Sangwoo Street is a Muslim-owned eatery.
Photos taken by Melvin Mak
This was an independent review by Eatbook.