DOSIRAK – The Shake Bibimbap Opens New Outlet At Suntec City
You might have heard of this name before. It serves up healthy and delicious bibimbap at an affordable price.
The Shake Bibimbap Dosirak in South Korea refers to a lunchbox. Here, they serve the bibimbap and all the other ingredients inside your lunchbox, which in this case, looks like an ice cream pint.
The pints are so aesthetically appealing that you would want to wash it and keep it at home after consuming your meal.
The fun part comes after you add the sauce and shake the Bibimbap until all the ingredients come together. (Don’t forget to put the lid back on before shaking!)
Home-made Sauces To further customize your bibimbap, they serve a total of 3 home-made sauces for you to amp up your bibimbap experience.
There’s Soy Garlic Jang, Apple Cider Gochujang and Omma’s Gochujang.
Placed in order of spice level.
Soy Garlic Jang, as the name mentions it is made up of soy, garlic and sesame. For those who can’t take spicy, this will be your go-to choice. It’s slightly sweet with a hint of garlic and sesame. You can really smell the fragrance of the sesame from the sesame seed and oil. Goes hand in hand with their Soy Chicken.
Apple Cider Gochujang, is spicy and sour at the same time, made with gochujang and apple cider vinegar. For those who enjoy tanginess in your food, this is for you!
Lastly, Omma’s Gochujang, the recipe of this sauce belongs to the owner’s mom, who used to be a fine-dining chef in Korea back in her younger days. I would say that this Omma’s Gochujang has an additional depth of flavour compared to those you get elsewhere. You gotta try it for yourself! And this is slightly spicier than the Apple Cider Gochujang.
Everything on their menu is carefully selected as each bowl you consume is aimed to be below 500 calories. This takes your regular “healthy” branded food and transforms it to “HEALTHY”. You may wonder, what’s with that strong emphasis?
Bases We got to try 3 different bases from the usual white rice and brown rice which were promoted to be a healthier choice 1. 5 Grain rice 2. Buckwheat noodle 3. Cauliflower rice (heads up to those on Keto diet)
Fun fact: Cauliflower rice, it’s not a grain, in fact, it’s 100% cauliflower. It’s white, fluffy and looks like rice! However, a cup of rice has 37grams of carbs but a cup of cauliflower rice has only four grams of carbs. It’s healthy and filling at the same time.
You can customize your bibimbap with the addition of 5 side dishes. And you can top up a dollar for an onsen egg or mushrooms. There are other toppings like tofu and avocado at different prices.
A Variety of Proteins For their meat proteins, we tried the Soy Chicken, Beef Bulgogi and Spicy Chicken. All of them are cooked using a method called Sous-vide. This is a method adopted by the French chef back in 1974. Sous-vide is a method of cooking in which food is placed in a plastic pouch or a glass jar and cooked in a water bath where the temperature is controlled and for longer than usual cooking times. This method of cooking gives the meat a much tender texture and not overcooking it at the same time making it tender and juicy.
Up to this point have you managed to spot if any components of Dosirak’s bibimbap is prepared by pan/deep frying? Nope.
On top of all these healthy-ness, there’s still more! Dosirak only uses natural flavours, therefore you will not be able to find any traces of MSG or excessive usage of oil. And for a healthier choice, beef bulgogi is marinated with sugar to give it it’s sweetness, but not for Dosirak. They’ve substitute sugar for pear purée, which gets its sweetness from the pear and is much more flavourful. Fun fact: Pears are used as meat tenderizers too.
Aside from their bibimbap, they do serve Tteokbokki (Rice cakes), which is a common street food in Korea. They have 2 types for you to choose from – the Classic Spicy Tteokbokki and their new item, Creamy Truffle Tteokbokki. This new item is an elevated and creative take on your traditional Tteokbokki. The cream sauce was thick and creamy, infused with the flavour and the distinct aroma of truffle, topped with sesame seeds and spring onion for that Asian touch and a drizzle of truffle-infused oil for that enhanced flavour. Do note that the Creamy Truffle Tteokbokki is a Suntec exclusive item, while you can get the Classic Spicy Tteokbokki at all Dosirak outlets for this month only.
All Dosirak will operate daily – even on weekends and on public holidays. More opportunities to grab your Fast. Healthy. Korean. meal!
Dosirak – Suntec City 3 Temasek Boulevard #B1-170 (Beside the Fountain of Wealth) Singapore 038983
Operating hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Sun) Open on PH