Ajummas @ The Cathay: Authentic and Affordable Korean Food

Ajummas recently launched a new menu and the items I’m about to mention are definite must-trys.

This Kimchi Pancake, at first sight, looked a little intimidating as the colour of it looked really spicy. However, after taking a bite of it, I was shocked at how it wasn’t spicy at all! This was easily the best Korean pancake I’ve had because it was so crispy at the edges. Even though it is so simply made with only fermented kimchi and sweet onions (making it a vegetarian option), it was so flavourful and everyone at the table loved this.Ajummas Kimchi Pancake
Price: $8.90
Taste: 5/5
Heat: 3/5

Who doesn’t love a good bowl of Bibimbap? At Ajummas, they have the option of Beef, Chicken, Pork or Vegetarian. Give this bowl a good mix, and it will easily be one of the best Bibimbaps you’ve had! It was moist, unlike some Bibimbaps that are really dry even after mixing, and had a generous portion of vegetables. Warning, the chilli inside the Bibimbap was too spicy for me so if you can’t take spicy food, you can ask for no chilli or maybe less chilli.Ajummas Bibimbap
Price: $11.90
Taste: 4/5
Heat: 3/5

If you’re looking for a hot bowl of stew, the Beef & Wild Sesame Seed Stew will certainly exceed your expectations. It was sweet from all the vegetables inside and had generous amounts of beef slices. I’ve never had anything quite like this stew and you should really give it a try. Pair it with a bowl of rice or have it on it’s own!Ajummas Beef & Wild Sesame Seed Stew
Price: $13.90
Taste: 5/5
Heat: 0/5

Up for a challenge? Give the Jjampong Stew a try – a rich seafood broth that was sweet but also really spicy. This stew came with noodles and is really a hearty bowl crafted for the spice lovers.
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Price: $17.90 
Taste: 3/5
Heat: 4/5

The season on the Signature Beef Kalbi was to die for. I can’t even begin to explain how amazing it was, and the melted cheese on top made it even better. So much effort went into making this dish as the beef was steeped overnight in a special marinate. Easily, my favourite dish from Ajummas
Price: $14.90 (+$2 for cheese)
Taste: 5/5
Heat: 0/5

I guess this is a must-have side dish when you come to a Korean restaurant, but the Fluffy Steamed Eggs here were pretty ordinary. However, it is pretty affordable so you can still give it a try if you’d like.
Ajummas Fluffy Steamed Eggs
Price: $5.90
Taste: 3/5
Heat: 0/5

A really interesting dish – the Jjajangmyeon was a noodle option that was topped with chunks of pork, potatoes and carrots in a black bean paste. Give it a good toss and the sweet and savoury black bean paste will really shine throughout the dish.
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Price: $11.90
Taste: 3/5
Heat: 0/5

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