15 places to get jjajangmyeon in Singapore when your cravings hit

By Gaelmaine Hoong March 14, 2024
15 places to get jjajangmyeon in Singapore when your cravings hit
Photos (clockwise from left): Taste of Korea/Instagram, Gaelmaine Hoong/HungryGoWhere, Han Kki/Facebook

Beyond its Korean roots, jjajangmyeon (black bean noodles) has found a place in the heart of Singaporeans since the K-wave has swept over our little island. 

These bouncy and chewy noodles are served with black bean sauce topped with diced onions and pork. It’s a Chinese-style Korean noodle dish that is actually similar to zhajiangmian from China, but the Korean version is typically darker, sweeter and has a more starchy sauce. 

Jjajangmyeon has come a long way since it first made its way to tables in Singapore. Now, not only are there a multitude of places serving jjajangmyeon in Singapore, there are also varied price points, including hawker-centre prices. 

If you’re wondering where to eat jjajangmyeon in Singapore, read on to find out!

1. O.bba Jjajang 

Multiple stores islandwide
Open: Operating hours vary across stores 

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Photo: Gaelmaine Hoong/HungryGoWhere

Why visit? What’s a jjajangmyeon article without mentioning O.bba? This restaurant is known for catapulting jjangmyeon into mainstream fame in Singapore. Since its opening in 2012, it has since opened a central kitchen that has brought its name even further to hawker centres, in the form of an express chain. 

Crowd favourites: It goes without saying that its jjajangmyeon (from S$14) is its most popular dish. In its restaurants, you even can find multiple variations of of it — the truffle jjajangmyeon (from S$17), the haesin jjajangmyeon (from S$17.50) served with seafood and even the spicy gochujjajangmyeon (from S$15). 

If you’re looking for a more affordable option, visit its hawker centre-only O.bba Express outlets to get Korean noodles in Singapore from as low as S$6.80.

2. Noodle Star K

58 Tanjong Pagar Road 
Open: Monday to Sunday (11.30am to 3.30pm, 5.30pm to 9.30pm)

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Photo: Noodle Star K

Why visit?  Another favourite spot to get Korean noodles in Singapore is Noodle Star K. It is the sister outlet to Super Star K, a Korean barbecue spot located just right across from it. This outlet specialises in noodles instead of barbecued meats, with its highlight being its naengmyeon (boiled noodles placed in cold broth, S$19.21), served with a side of savoury beef broth.

Crowd favourites: Aside from the naengmyeon, Noodle Star K’s jjajangmyeon (S$14.89) is also one of the more popular dishes. Its rendition serves up a thick black bean sauce with a  slightly sweet flavour, making for a very filling meal. 

3. Itaewon Jjajang 

64 Peck Seah Street 
Open: Tuesday to Saturday (11.30am to 3pm, 5pm to 10pm), Sunday (11.30am to 3pm, 5pm to 9.30pm)

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Photo: Sarah Chua/HungryGoWhere

Why visit?  Located just behind the stretch of Korean restaurants along Tanjong Pagar Road is Itaewon Jjajang — often seen as the more underrated jjajangmyeon alternative should the queues at O.bba get too long. Despite that, it has developed its own loyal following for its authentic jjajangmyeon (S$14) with its bouncy noodles and rich sweet bean paste sauce. 

Crowd favourites: Most opt for Itaewon’s Set A (from S$55), which consists of its most popular dishes — jjajangmyeon, tangsuyuk (sweet and sour pork, S$29) and jjamppong (spicy seafood noodles, S$18) or stew. If you still have space left in your stomach, consider its kimchijeon (kimchi pancake, S$23), too.

4. Three Meals a Day

12 Chun Tin Road 
Open: Tuesday to Thursday (11.30am to 3pm, 5.30pm to 10pm), Friday and Saturday (11.30am to 3pm, 5.30pm to 10.30pm), Sunday (11.30am to 3.30pm, 5.30pm to 9pm)

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Photo: @taroxtaco/Instagram

Why visit? Not to be confused with the famous shop of the same name selling salted egg chicken with rice, Three Meals a Day is a Korean eatery located in the west. Instead of specialising in just one type of Korean food, Three Meals a Day serves a variety of homely Korean dishes. 

Crowd favourites: You won’t go wrong with any of the dishes you order, but we do recommend you head down early to grab its kimbap (from S$10). The jjajangmyeon (S$13) is a more underrated dish here and comes in a generous portion. 

The rabokki (S$12), which combines both tteokbokki and ramen in a single platter, is a sinfully comforting dish you’ll find on many tables at the restaurant — a must-try on your first visit.

5. Han Kki 

190 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, 01-516
Open: Monday to Sunday (11.30am to 9.30pm) 

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Photo: Han Kki/Facebook

Why visit? A casual Korean noodle spot in Singapore, Han Kki is located centrally just outside the bustling Toa Payoh HDB Hub. Compared to its competitors on this list, Han Kki serves up some of the most affordable Korean dishes, given its heartland location. Most food stalls around Toa Payoh serve more local fare so this shop also stands out for its differentiated menu.  

Crowd favourites: The jjajangmyeon (S$10) is cloaked in sweet bean paste and an ample amount of ingredients. Han Kki’s DIY jumeokbap (S8), or “fist rice” in Korean, is also worth ordering as a side to share — it’s a simple, universally loved dish that is relatively affordable here.

6. Jeong’s Jjajang 

75 Killiney Road
Open: Monday to Sunday (11.30am to 3pm, 5pm to 10pm)

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Photo: Gaelmaine Hoong/HungryGoWhere

Why visit? You don’t often find Korean food that’s both affordable and delicious while in Singapore. Jeong’s Jjajang is one such uncommon spot. Its lunch sets are especially affordable, combining some of its top dishes like the jjajangmyeon (from $13.90) and tangsuyuk (from S$24.90) in a singular dish that costs just S$17.90. 

Crowd favourites: As its name suggests, Jeong’s is most known for its jjajangmyeon. The thick sauce is on the thick and slightly sweet, but the noodle’s bouncy texture was the piece de resistance. 

To get the best of both worlds, we suggest the tangjjamyeon (S$17.90) that’s available during lunch-time only. It combines two of its most popular dishes together — jjajangmyeon and tangsuyuk — in a single dish. 

Read our take on the new Jeong’s Jjajang spot in Orchard here.

7. Go K Jjajang

80 Amoy Street
Open: Monday to Sunday (11.30am to 3pm, 5.30pm to 10.30pm)

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Photo: Go K Jjajang/Facebook

Why visit? Sister restaurant to the famed Go K BBQ restaurant along Tanjong Pagar Road, Go K Jjajang specialises specifically in jjajangmyeon (from S$15). This dish comes in three variations: Original, spicy and chilli. It’s a great spot if your dining companions are torn between having a barbecue or dining at a Korean specialty restaurant. 

Crowd favourites: You’ll see plenty of other Korean-Chinese dishes such as the kkot ppang tui him (S$9), a deep-fried Chinese flower bun. Other favourites include its Go K tangsuyuk (S$32) and Go K jjamppong (S$18).

8. Ajumma’s 

Multiple stores islandwide
Open: Operating hours vary across stores

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Photo: Ajumma’s/Instagram

Why visit? A casual Korean restaurant established in 2014, Ajumma’s food is inspired by Korean market and street food. It’s best for folks looking for a readily accessible, quick and fuss-free spot to satisfy their cravings, especially on a work day. 

Crowd favourites: Aside from the jjajangmyeon (from S$12.90), a unique dish that you should try is its crispy samgyeopsal with creamy scrambled eggs and soy-yuja sauce (S$14.90) This is a special Ajumma’s creation, which features thick slices of pork belly resting on a creamy bed of scrambled eggs and rice.

9. Myung Ga II 

Bukit Timah Plaza, B1-55, 1 Jalan Anak Bukit
Open: Tuesday to Sunday (11.30am to 3.30pm, 5.30pm to 8.30pm)

28 Tanjong Pagar Road 
Open: Tuesday to Sunday (11.30am to 3pm, 5.30pm to 10pm)

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Photo: @tiara_star/Instagram

Why visit?  Myung Ga II shot to fame for its hearty Korean meals and its donkatsu (Korean style pork cutlet, S$20). Its first outlet in Bukit Timah has been operating for quite a while, but it has recently launched a second one in the central Tanjong Pagar area, making it more convenient to visit. 

The restaurant is best known for serving homely and comforting Korean food, alongside high-quality free flow banchan, so make sure you load up on those while you’re there. 


Crowd favourites: Its kong jjajang (S$15) — its rendition of the regular jjajangmyeon, albeit with a different name — is on the lighter side with a sweet bean paste of a thinner consistency. 

Aside from these two dishes, the kimchi jeon (kimchi pancake, S$19) or haemul buchu jeon (leek pancake with seafood, S$19) are both popular side dish options for sharing.

10. Mukjja Korean Chinese Restaurant

Novena Regency, 01-07, 275 Thomson Road
Open: Wednesday to Monday (11.30am to 2.30pm, 5pm to 9pm)

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Clockwise from left: Tangsuyuk (sweet-and-sour pork), jjamppong (seafood noodles), yuringi (fried chicken with hot soybean sauce), and jjajangmyeon (black bean noodles). Photo: Sarah Chua/HungryGoWhere

Why visit? Mukjja has been in operation in Novena since 2020. But the Korean-Chinese restaurant has actually been serving up jjajangmyeon (S$14) and jjamppong (S$17) before that, under a different restaurant name

In this saturated market, Mukjja has stood the test of time so you know it’s good. It also helps that it’s one of the few Korean restaurants that aren’t located at the saturated Tanjong Pagar or Telok Ayer locations.

Crowd favourites: If you’re feeling indecisive, the jjamjjamyeon (S$22) combines its signature jjajangmyeon and jjamppong, so you get to try the best of both worlds. A great option if it’s your first time visiting the restaurant. 

If noodles aren’t your thing, the restaurant also serves jjajangbap (black bean sauce with rice, S$15) that might pique your interest instead.

11. Paik’s Noodle

Suntec City, B1-177/177A, 3 Temasek Boulevard 
Open: Monday to Sunday (11am to 9pm)

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Paik’s Jjajangmyeon. Photo: Sarah Chua/HungryGoWhere

Why visit?  Newly opened at Suntec City just late last year, Paik’s Noodle is a noodle chain specialising in jjajangmyeon (from S$11) and jjamppong (S$14). The chain is South Korea’s top Korean-Chinese noodle chain, with outlets all over the country, so you know it’s definitely authentic and well-enjoyed. 

If you’re a fan of the chain Paik’s Bibim and its concept (which has been in Singapore for quite a while), you’ll thoroughly enjoy Paik’s Noodle too. Both concepts were created by Chef Paik Jong-won, a celebrity chef with dozens of F&B concepts in Korean and worldwide. 

Crowd favourites: On the first visit, most people opt for the holy trinity — jjajangmyeon, jjamppong and tangsuyuk (S$21). While it’s a matter of personal preference, we enjoyed the bokkeum jjamppong (stir-fried pork and seafood noodles, S$17) compared to the jjajangmyeon and jjamppong.

Here’s how our visit to Paik’s Noodle went.

12. Hwang Sil Korean-Chinese Restaurant

Air View Building, 01-05, 38 Maxwell Road 
Open: Monday to Friday (11.30am to 3pm, 5pm to 9.30pm), Saturday (11.30am to 3pm, 5pm to 9.30pm), Sunday (11.30am to 4pm, 5pm to 9.30pm)

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Photo: Hwang Sil Korean-Chinese Restaurant/Facebook

Why visit? Unlike the quintessential modern Korean restaurant in Singapore, Hwang Sil Korean-Chinese Restaurant has a rather familiar, Chinese-restaurant type of vibe to it, adding points to the authenticity of its jjajangmyeon rendition. 

In fact, this cosy little restaurant proudly proclaims its roots as one of the oldest restaurants in Singapore to serve jjajangmyeon (S$13), so it’s a great spot to start. 

Crowd favourites: The restaurant leans more towards Chinese-style food, though its Korean dishes like the jjampong (S$15) and tangsuyuk (from S$28) are the most popular. 

While tangsuyuk is typically made with fried pork topped with a sweet and sour sauce, Hwang Sil also serves up sweet and sour beef (from S$30) or sweet and sour chicken (from S$35) which uses different meats.

13. Wooga Jjajang 

Old Airport Road Food Centre, 01-84, 51 Old Airport Road 
Open: Friday to Wednesday (11am to 2pm, 5pm to 8.30pm), Thursday (12pm to 8.30pm)

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Bulgogi jjajangmyeon from Wooga. Photo: Wooga Jjajang/Instagram

Why visit? Some might not expect much from hawker versions of Korean food in Singapore, but Wooga Jjajang might be an exception, though. The food stall located at Old Airport Road is owned and helmed by chef Marcus Yu, who has over 40 years of culinary experience under his belt.

Crowd favourites: The food stall mainly specialises in two things — jjajangmyeon (from S$6.50) and kal-gasku (Korean knife-cut noodle soup, from S$7). 

Both have different variations of each noodle dish. For example, the pork belly bulgogi jjajangmyeon (S$7) is also served with — you guessed it — pork belly, a combination you’ll hardly find elsewhere. Regulars swear by this hack: Add kimchi to your noodles to enhance the flavours of the dish.

14. Taste of Korea (Jjin)

109 Amoy Street 
Open: Wednesday to Friday, and Monday (11.30am to 2.30pm, 5.30pm to 11pm), Saturday and Sunday (11.30am to 2.30pm, 5pm to 11pm)

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Photo: Taste of Korea Jjin/Instagram

Why visit? Part of the army of K-restaurants residing in the Telok Ayer area, Taste of Korea is known for being a one-stop restaurant providing equally delicious Korean barbecue on top of Korean-Chinese dishes.

It’s a great spot for bigger groups looking to indulge in Korean fare as it has quite a few eight-seater tables. 

Crowd favourites: Two dishes that come highly recommended by the restaurant are its Jjin jjajangmyeon (S$15) and its beef bone soup (S$16), otherwise known as the beef gukbap. If you’re looking to try both its barbecued meats and carb-focused mains such as rice and noodles, try its affordable lunch sets (from S$20).

15. Hansang Korean Family Restaurant 

Square 2, 03-33,10 Sinaran Drive 
Open: Monday to Sunday (11.30am to 10pm)

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Photo: Hansang Korean Family Restaurant/Instagram

Why visit? Hansang Korean Family Restaurant is a hidden gem for not just jjajangmyeon in Singapore, but any sort of Korean dish you could fathom. 

If you’re looking for more unique Korean dishes this is also the spot. For example, the restaurant serves ddul guk (S$18.80), a sliced rice cake in soup dish that’s typically eaten to celebrate the Korean new year — a dish more commonly seen in Korean homes, but not so much in restaurants here. 

Crowd favourites: Some frequently ordered dishes include the samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup, from S$18.80) as well as the jjajangmyeon (S$17.80). Hansang also makes its own tofu, so make sure to try dishes like the sundubu jigae (S$18.80) which features it.

Looking for more eats? Check out our take on the popular Kampong Gelam Ramadan Bazaar and our guide to the best Yong Tau Foo spots in town. 

All restaurants except Itaewon Jjajang, Three Meals a Day, Han Kki, Mukjja Korean Chinese Restaurant, Paik’s Noodle, and Hwang Sil Korean-Chinese Restaurant are on the GrabFood Delivery Service and offer free delivery (up to S$3 off) with GrabUnlimited. 

Alternatively, book a ride to the jjajangmyeon restaurants in Singapore mentioned above.

Do explore the GrabFood Dine-in service for awesome deals. 

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Gaelmaine Hoong


Gael comes from a family of picky eaters and she also likes to talk a lot. So, writing about food seems like a reasonable pastime for her.

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