[SG Food] Beok – Korean Private Home Dining Experience

Beok.sg is the latest addition to Singapore’s private dining scene, debuting in May with an 8-course culinary journey of home-cooked Korean food. Diners can enjoy live BBQ featuring Duroc pork and Tajima beef grilled over binchotan, an array of pickled vegetables, cold buckwheat noodles hand-pulled in Korea, and much more.

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Beok’s menu is a masterful blend of traditional Korean flavors and modern culinary techniques, thanks to the talented Chef Lisea Aesil. With a background working at some of the celebrity restaurants at Marina Bay Sands for the past six years, Chef Aesil brings her passion and expertise to every dish she creates. The service provided by Jackson Jongkyu Seo and Hoo Tun Kun is marked by warm smiles and generous hospitality.

Our recent dinner showcased their summer menu, featuring a selection of seasonal ingredients and sauces sourced directly from Korea, ensuring an authentic and delightful dining experience. Here is what we had:

Beok Private Dining-Eggplant Rice Chip with Perilla Hummus

가지부각 Eggplant Rice Chip with Perilla Hummus

A delightful starter to kick start the dinner. Crispy rice chips are paired with a smooth and flavorful perilla hummus. perfectly balances texture and flavor.

Beok Private Dining-Makgeolli Bread with Burnt Corn Butter

Makgeolli Bread with Burnt Corn Butter

A unique and delicious twist on traditional bread, served in a cute mini size bite. The Makgeolli bread, accompanied by burnt corn butter, was so good that we wished for more.

Beok Private Dining-Macsil Tomato with Jeju Tangerine Ricotta

매실토마토 Macsil Tomato with Jeju Tangerine Ricotta

This dish combines the sweetness of Jeju tangerine with the creamy richness of ricotta.

Beok Private Dining-Scallop Naengchae

관자냉채 Scallop Naengchae

Torched Japanese scallop served with Cham-oe and garlic scape, offering a refreshing and tangy flavor.

Beok Private Dining- Fish Jjim

생선찜 Fish Jjim

Beautifully plated steamed cabbage-wrapped summer fish with bean sprout and sunchoke chips. The sweet and spicy sauce was amazing and made a great combo

Beok Private Dining- Dongchimi Naengmyeon

동치미냉면 Dongchimi Naengmyeon

A refreshing bowl of hand-pulled buckwheat noodles served with yuja mustard, mulberry leaf tea, and mushrooms. Some might find the noodles’ texture a bit soft to their liking.

Beok Private Dining- Sutbul NeobianiBeok Private Dining- Kimchi and Banchan

숯불 너비아니 Sutbul Neobiani

Hand-chopped Duroc pork served with dried radish and taro stem. The marination was perfectly done, making it incredibly delicious.

Beok Private Dining- Sutbul Anchang

숯불 안창살 Sutbul Anchang

MB 7/8 Tajima Wagyu outside skirt with summer vegetables.

Beok Private Dining- Jeonbok & Dak Scorched Rice Porridge-1

누룽지 전복 삼계죽 Jeonbok & Dak Scorched Rice Porridge

A comforting porridge with shredded organic chicken, abalone, Korean glutinous rice, and barley.

Beok Private Dining-Omija Panna Cotta

오미자 파나코타 Omija Panna Cotta

A refreshing dessert of panna cotta with white peach Gwahaju compote, basil cream, and tuile.

Reservation Details

Beok.sg operates on a pre-booking basis via direct message or WhatsApp. The price for this one-of-a-kind summer experience is S$105 nett per pax for groups of 6-10, or S$115 nett per pax for groups of 4-5. Reservations can be made from Monday to Sunday.

Dining at Beok is more than just enjoying great food; it’s about the entire experience. The intimate setting, meticulous presentation, and heartfelt service all contribute to making it a memorable event. The overall dining experience was exceptional, with Jackson and the team providing warm and attentive service, ensuring every guest felt welcomed and cared for. We’ve already scheduled a return visit to explore the next menu. The pricing is quite reasonable, especially considering the current rate for private dining typically starts at S$150 per person.

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SG Food: Gunther’s Incredible Gourmet Set Lunch Starting from S$58++

Dining at an award-winning fine dining restaurant is always a treat, especially at a restaurant as renowned as Gunther’s. Since its establishment in 2007, Gunther’s has become synonymous with modern French fine dining, earning numerous accolades and widespread recognition over the years. At the helm is Chef Gunther Hubrechsen, the original creator of iconic dishes such as the Cold Angel Hair Pasta with Oscietra Caviar ©2005, Fine Apple Tart “aux Dragées”, Havana Rum Raisin Ice-Cream, and more. His impressive resume includes working as Sous Chef at the 3 Michelin Star L’Arpège and serving as Head Chef at Les Amis before opening his own establishment.

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Dining at high-end restaurants is often associated with a hefty price tag and reserved for special occasions and celebrations. However, Gunther’s is changing the game by offering a luxurious lunch experience at fantastic prices. With their 3-course and 4-course menus starting from just S$58.00++ per person, Gunther’s provides exceptional value for a premium dining experience. Located on Purvis Street, Gunther’s offers the best value-for-money luxury lunch in the Bugis/City Hall area through their Express Lunch and Chef’s Seasonal Lunch Menu.

We opted for the Chef’s Seasonal 3-Course Lunch Menu, which includes 1 starter of your choice, 1 main of your choice, 1 dessert, and petit fours.

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Complimentary bread is served before our meal begins.

For appetizer, I had the signature Cold Angel Hair Pasta with Truffle and Caviar, while my friend selected the Gratinated Onion dish. The Cold Angel Hair Pasta with Truffle and Caviar is a light and refreshing dish, featuring delicately thin pasta infused with the rich aroma of truffle oil. The caviar adds a luxurious touch, providing a perfect balance of flavors.

Gunthers- Gratinated Onion

While the Gratinated Onion dish is a savory delight. The dish features tender onions baked to perfection with a rich, golden crust. The dish combines the sweetness of the onions with a creamy, flavorful gratin, resulting in a comforting and indulgent appetizer.

Gunthers- Grilled Half Maine Lobster

For the main course, I chose the Grilled Half Maine Lobster served with Béarnaise sauce and pomme allumette. The lobster was incredibly fresh, with firm, sweet meat complemented by the rich, tangy sauce.

Gunthers-Roasted Iberico pork jowl

My friend opted for the tender Roasted Iberico Pork Jowl at Gunther’s. The dish is delicately prepared with a blend of herbs and served with a flavorful raspberry and hibiscus sauce, offering a unique combination of savory and sweet notes. The pork jowl itself is cooked to perfection, tender and juicy, complemented by the vibrant flavors of the sauce.

The Fine Apple Tart “aux Dragées” is a beautifully crafted dessert featuring a delicate, buttery tart filled with sweet, spiced apple compote and topped with crisp, caramelized sugar. It is paired with Havana Rum Raisin Ice-Cream, which adds a rich, creamy, and slightly boozy touch to the dish. The combination of textures and flavors offers a luxurious and satisfying end to your meal.

Gunthers- Petit Four

Lastly, we enjoyed our choice of tea with the Petit Fours, though coffee is also available. Overall, Gunther’s offers a lunch experience that is truly worth the price. It’s an excellent choice for those seeking a top-notch dining experience without breaking the bank. Having been here twice, I can attest that both the food and service continue to be as impressive as I remembered.

Address: Gunther’s

36 Purvis St, #01-03,

Singapore 188613

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 12:00- 2:30 PM | 6:30PM-10:30OM

Saturday 6:30PM-10:30PM

Closed on Sundays  

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[BEAUTY REVIEW] My First Chanel Injection Treatment with The Clifford Clinic

Step aside designer bags, there’s a new way to achieve that Chanel-level radiance! This innovative injectable treatment using NCTF® 135HA solution has become a hit in Korea, rumored to be a favorite among celebrities. Unlike a splurge on the latest Chanel bag, this “Chanel Injection” promises lasting results and a youthful complexion. I recently tried it myself, and here’s what my experience was like…The serum is packed with concentrated hyaluronic acid, renowned for holding 1000 times its weight in water. This deeply hydrates and re-densifies the dermis, reactivating fibroblast activity to boost collagen and elastin production.

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WHAT ARE THE KEY BENEFITS OF CHANEL INJECTION?

  • Youthful Appearance: Restores the skin’s youthful look by rejuvenating its natural glow.
  • Wrinkle Reduction: Effectively smooths out fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Deep Hydration: Provides intense moisture, revitalizing dry skin.
  • Brightening Effect: Achieves visibly brighter and more radiant skin.
  • Elasticity and Firmness: Improves skin elasticity and firmness, making it look and feel more resilient.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING A CHANEL INJECTION?

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Comfort first! A numbing cream is applied to make the experience as relaxing as possible. The treatment itself involves using tiny needles to inject the NCTF® 135HA solution into the deeper layer of your skin (the dermis). This creates tiny pathways for the product to be absorbed more effectively, giving your skin a boost from the inside out. Even better, these benefits extend to strengthening your skin’s natural barrier! While most areas are easily treated, some folks with extra-sensitive spots (like the area between your nose and lips) might feel a bit more.

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I was in the expert care of Dr. Law Zhi Wei, who made the entire procedure seamlessly comfortable. It is crucial that this treatment is performed by a professional at a licensed clinic to ensure proper protocols and pre- and post-treatment care.

Are There Any Side Effects?

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For most conditions, there is no expected downtime. Personally, I did not experience any redness or mild swelling. However, in some cases, slight redness and mild swelling can occur initially, which will soon transition into younger-looking skin. You can resume your daily activities immediately after the session.

After Thoughts

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The Chanel Injection is ideal for beauty enthusiasts of various ages, especially those concerned with signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, and textured skin. Since undergoing the treatment, my skin looks brighter, and friends have noticed fewer fine lines, particularly between my cheeks.

The number of sessions required depends on your skin condition, with more sessions needed for stubborn issues to achieve optimal results.

Can’t decide between Chanel Injection and JuveLook? Here’s a quick breakdown to help you choose!

Looking for a youthful glow? The Chanel Injection might be your pick. It uses a special solution (NCTF® 135HA) to target wrinkles, boost radiance, and deeply hydrate your skin – think of it as a total anti-aging refresh!

**More focused on firmness and hydration? JuveLook might be a better fit. It dives deeper into your skin to stimulate collagen production, which improves elasticity and keeps your skin plump and dewy.

Ultimately, both treatments aim for gorgeous skin, but they take different approaches. Chanel Injection tackles visible signs of aging, while JuveLook works its magic from within.

Still unsure? No worries! Do your own research or chat with a doctor to find the best option for your skin goals.

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Guide on How to Deregister and Re-apply VEP Tag for Singapore Registered Car to enter Malaysia

Starting from October 1st, drivers of Singapore-registered private cars must obtain a VEP and RFID tag. If you are unable to install the RFID tag by the deadline, you can still enter Johor after October 1st by presenting the confirmation slip from your VEP application to Malaysian officers. However, it is essential to install the RFID tag on your car as soon as possible thereafter.

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If you’re planning to drive your Singapore registered car to Malaysia and need to apply for the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) tag but encounter issues such as a second-hand car or ownership transfer problems, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to resolve it:

Step 1: Email Application for Deregistration

Firstly, you need to initiate the process by sending an email to aduanvep@jpj.gov.my. In your email, clearly state that you are requesting to deregister your vehicle and VEP tag. Be sure to attach the following documents:

  1. NRIC (National Registration Identity Card) – Clear copy of the owner’s NRIC.
  2. LTA Document – Document from the Land Transport Authority (LTA) confirming vehicle details and ownership status.
  3. Transfer of Ownership – If the car is not under your name, provide documentation showing the transfer of ownership.
  4. Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) – Required if the car is registered under a company. Provide relevant documentation from ACRA.
  5. Retain Vehicle Registration Document – If you retain the same car plate number after a transfer or ownership change, include this document.

Step 2: Submission and Approval

After submitting your email with the attached documents, wait for confirmation from JPJ (Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan Malaysia). They will review your application and documents. If everything is in order, you will receive an approval email from them.

Step 3: Re-apply on the VEP Portal

Once you have received approval for deregistration, proceed to re-apply for the VEP tag through the official VEP Portal. Ensure all required documents and information are prepared as per the portal’s guidelines.

Additional Tips:

  • Accuracy and Completeness: Double-check all documents before submission to avoid delays or rejections.
  • Timely Submission: Submit your application well in advance of your planned travel date to allow for processing time.
  • Follow-up: If you do not receive a response within a reasonable timeframe, politely follow up with JPJ via email to inquire about the status of your application.

Driving into Malaysia from Singapore without a VEP after October 1st, 2024, may lead to:

  • Denial of entry
  • Fines of up to RM2,000 (approximately S$425)
  • Up to 6 months imprisonment

To avoid these consequences, it’s advisable to apply for your VEP well ahead of time, particularly if you plan to travel frequently between Singapore and Malaysia.

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