Cassandra See’s New Korean Bistro In Food Court Will Be Helmed By Ex-Grand Hyatt Jeju Chef
The standalone mini restaurant, an upgraded version of her now-defunct hawker stall Hungry Korean, is co-owned by actor Haden Hee.
After a five-month break, Cassandra See and her Korean food biz Hungry Korean are back, bigger and better than before. The former Mediacorp actress shut her Geylang Bahru kopitiam stall, which was well-loved for its homely dishes like pork rib collagen soup and ramyeon, last July when the lease was up. Then, Cassandra, 51, told 8days.sg that she was burned out from cooking and running the hawker stall daily. “Business was very good, but I wouldn’t be able to grow the business if I carried on working like that. My goal is to open a restaurant,” she says.
She’s now a step closer to her dream. Hungry Korean reopened as a bistro on Dec 23 in the newly-renovated Food Junction food court on the third level of Great World City. In addition to Hungry Korean’s bestsellers, it has also expanded offerings to include jeongol (Korean hotpot), fusion tapas like garlic butter scallops, and booze.
“I wanted a bistro concept ’cos my food pairs well with alcohol. When I had my hawker stall, a lot of customers asked if I had soju and makgeolli, so now they will be able to enjoy my food with drinks,” says Cassandra.
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