Recently, we headed down to The Central @ Clarke Quay on a mission to get our Korean food fix. Hidden behind this very unassuming exterior lies a cozy little Korean eatery owned by a mother and son duo. Gangnam Corndog sells a variety of very authentic snacks at very affordable prices. Despite a small seating area, the shop was packed with customers – Both tourists and locals during lunchtime, a testament to their amazing food (or so we heard).
After spending a long time deliberating on what to get, we settled with having a Mozza, Cheddar and Squid Ink Corndog ($4.90 each), a bowl of Corndog Tteokbokki ($12.80) a serving of Fried Chicken and Potato in Soya ($9.80) , as well as a bottle of Orange Juice, Melon Juice and Fruit Punch ($5.90 each) that came in very cute illuminating lightbulbs. Having always walked past this shop many times without a second glance, we were pleasantly surprised to find ourselves with a table of scrumptious-looking Korean street snacks. One whiff and we can already tell that this meal was going to be a good one.
And we were not disappointed. The deep-fried Mozza, Cheddar and Squid Ink Corndog was well made, with the sausage and corn batter melding well together. All of it was encased with a layer of sugar for the added crunch and dimension of flavor. The cheese was also a nice addition to this already savory snack, and its long cheese pull made it a good photo opportunity.
The Squid Ink corndog was even made to resemble a real squid, a nice little touch. 10/10 would definitely buy this again for a snack!
The Corndog Tteokbokki was another star of Gangnam Corndog. When we say having this warms the soul, we mean it and we aren’t kidding. Made with a touch of mother’s love (as with all other dishes), this hearty meal is a good way to give you the kick you need to last you through the day.
The rice cakes were chewy, and the fishcakes were savory, very unlike the artificial tasting ones you get outside most of the time. The cheese that we added to this dish for an additional $2 also helped bring it to the next level, because not only did it complement this seemingly simple dish, it helped give it a brand new flavor as well.
Lastly, we ordered the Fried Chicken and Potato in Soya platter because we just couldn’t resist it. This was an unexpected find because who would’ve ever thought of ordering this at a shop that specializes in Corndogs?! But well, this definitely wasn’t a letdown! The chicken was fresh, tender and juicy, just like how all fried chicken should be. The potatoes helped to balance out this meaty dish and the sauce was definitely one that helped give this a wow factor. A must-try!
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If you’re ever nearby, don’t forget to give Gangnam Corndog a try and let us know what you think!
Address: Gangnam Corndog @ Clarke Quay Central (01-47, 6 Eu Tong Sen St, Singapore 059817)
Opening Hours: 11am to 11pm (Monday to Sunday)
Expected Damage: S$5 ~ $15 per pax
Our Verdict: ★★★★☆
Disclaimer: All reviews reflect our own personal preference. We pay for all the food unless otherwise stated.
(Photos & Video: Nicole)