Masizzim – Singapore

In general, I’m not a big fan of Korean food, but I am absolutely in love with Masizzim. This chain from South Korea specialises in stew, fusion pancakes and rice balls.

Unlike your typical bibimbaps and budae jigae, which can be quite overpowering in taste, Masizzim feels a little bit lighter on the palate. That works wonders for me.

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See that simmering pile of soft, tender beef rib luxuriating in a Level 1 spice stew? That’s just the way I like it. Chilli fiends will no doubt go for the Level 4 spice or alternatively, burn their tonsils through and through with the Spicy Squid.

If you’re the type that likes your dishes spicy, this is probably alright for you. But for poor ol’me that sucks at spice, this had me downing water like crazy. The thinly sliced squid is nice and soft though, which I was grateful for – I’ve been disappointed one too many times rubbery squid.

Of course, you can’t go to Masizzim without trying the rice balls. I had the Tuna Riceball and the Anchovy Riceball. The balls don’t come nice and prepped, mind you. You’ll have plastic gloves by the side and you’ll get to squeeze them into existence. Like so.

*plenty of ball jokes ensue right about now*

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Both riceballs has its own charm, but I much preferred the tuna one as it had a dab of mayonnaise which tempered the spice nicely.

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Another solid favourite of mine is the Tomato Cheese Kimchi Pancake. It’s a pretty tall order to get me to eat kimchi, and Masizzim has succeeded with this “pizza” rendition. The pancake tastes almost exactly like a nice tomato pizza with hints of garlicky cabbage and chilli.

Mmm, just writing about it makes me want to go back again.

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