The tteokbokki buffet, Dookki, roughly translate to ‘two meals’. That means that you start off with a steamy tteokbokki and noodles hotpot and end your meal with your own rendition of kimchi fried rice.

The meal cost S$18.8 per person. But buffet reviews ultimately boil down to how worth it the meal is. And for Dookki, that really depends on what you value.

Noodles and broth? Then this is the place for you. But if you’re a meat lover like me, you might feel a little disappointed. Hear me out…

Make your own Tteokbokki Soup

The most appealing aspect of this army stew buffet is the choice to customize your tteokbokki sauce for your soup base. There are 5 sauce recipes categorized under spice levels for you to follow.

But if you’re familiar with the robust flavors of Korean sauces, what’s stopping you from going ham and creating your own special sauce?

The soup base was decent. But I would’ve preferred it to have the sourness from kimchi, ie buddae jiggae (although I do understand that it’s a completely different thing. This is just an opinion)

We would’ve preferred a wider variety of meat but all they had was chicken, sausages and luncheon meat, which was why I personally didn’t think it was very worth the money. 

Furthermore, cheese is usually a divine topping that is pleasing to the eye and tongue. However, I can’t say the same for Dookki’s Double Cheese Ring (S$9.8). The satisfactory cheese pull was there. But it definitely didn’t last long as the cheese hardened in no time.

Side Dishes

Moving on to side dishes, there’s an eomuk station at Dookki. The Korean fishcakes there was definitely my favourite thing of the meal. It was soft, but retained a level of firmness so it’s not completely soggy. And the broth was warm and light, emanating a very comforting and homely feeling.

My friend thought it was a little bland but you can season it with the bottle of soy sauce there. 

There was also a fried food station there which offered mandu, fried chicken and sweet potato etc. I tried the fried chicken which was surprisingly slightly crispy. It was however, cold- which is a huge dealbreaker for me- and had a greasy aftertaste. 

DIY Kimchi Fried Rice

We ended off the meal with a DIY Kimchi Fried Rice. All the ingredients- rice, seaweed corn and kimchi- are located at the rice bar.

It wasn’t very hard to cook. Just leave a bit of tteokbokki sauce (we didn’t know how much to add so we started small and gradually added more in till the rice was moist and coated with sauce) and dump the ingredients in to fry.

It would’ve been a great pot of rice if we weren’t already stuffed from all the carbs from the noodles before. 

Verdict

Dookki has put me in a really difficult position. I did enjoy their fishcakes and the whole meal has been pretty fun with the DIY soup base and kimchi fried rice. Unfortunately, it’s not a restaurant I’ll go back to mainly due to the lack of variety. The whole meal was really just carbs after carbs with a limited options of sides that taste good.

Location: 3 Temasek Blvd, #B1-107, Singapore 038984
Tel: +65 6266 2425
Opening hours: 11:30am- 10pm (sun- thur); 11:30am- 10:30pm (fri- sat)

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