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Chug Chug at Paya Lebar Quarter (Outlet Closed)

Chug Chug Paya Lebar is one of those hard to define F&B outlets. It can be a family restaurant or it can be a bar and its food is a fusion of varied cuisines. Located in PLQ 3 with al fesco seating by a mini park, the new Chug Chug in Paya Lebar Quarter is a nice place for the after work crowd and can also be an all day dinning spot where parents and kids can have a good affordable family meal.

Chug Chug Paya Lebar

Chug Chug at PLQ3

Chug Chug at Paya Lebar Quarter

Paya Lebar Quarter 3 or PLQ3 is located across the road from PLQ Mall. It is an office block, with SMRT as one of its main tenants. On the ground level there are a few restaurants facing a green space.

Chug Chug at PLQ 3

Chug Chug has parkside al fresco seating which is good for happy hour drinks on a cool evening. The interior of Chug Chug has the grunge industrial look, with concrete floors and exposed fittings. The bright, cheerful red colour is a key aesthetic element. There is a neon sign in red and even the pool table has a red top instead of the traditional green.

Chug Chug at PLQ3

Chug Chug Paya Lebar

Chug Chug Menu

The food menu of Chug Chug is not extensive. There are a few traditional Korean dishes, like bibimbab and army stew, and a number of interesting Asian fusion dishes such as mala bombass calamari and Japanese pidan tofu. There is currently a lunch promotion menu offering one dish meals like Ginseng Chicken Stew and Jjajangmeon.

Below are pictures of the regular menu and special lunch menu.

Chug Chug Paya Lebar Menu
Chug Chug Lunch Menu

Lunch at Chug Chug Paya Lebar

We were at Chug Chug Paya Lebar recently and ordered 2 items from the Lunch Promotion Menu. We ordered the Bimbimbak ($12.90) and the Kimchi Buttermilk Chicken Burger ($12.90). With an add on of $1.50 we could choose to have iced or hot tea or a canned drink.

Chug Chug Paya Lebar Quarter 3

The bibimbab was served in a large Korean metal bowl. The warm rice was topped with various ingredients including kimchi, egg and kalbi beef. The barbecued beef was tender and flavourful. The rest of the dish was about what you would expect of a decent bibimbap.

Chug Chug Paya Lebar Quarter 3
    
Chug Chug Paya Lebar Quarter 3

The Kimchi Buttermilk Chicken Burger came with a large serving of fries. The thin fries were very good. Chug Chug’s burger was technically a burger as it had a piece of meat placed inside a sliced bread bun. However, you could not eat it like the usual burger with beef patty. Between the sliced bun was a disproportionately large piece of fried chicken. Without an extremely big mouth, it would not be possible to bite through the bun with the chicken in between. Thus, the way to enjoy the dish was really to eat the fried chicken separately from the bun. You could skip the bun altogether and it would not be a big loss as the bun was a bit soft and soggy. The fried chicken on its own was not bad and the fries were great. So although we ordered burger we ended up enjoying a dish of Korean fried chicken and fries.

Chug Chug Paya Lebar Quarter 3

Affordable Lunch

Chug Chug Paya Lebar is another place for Korean dishes and it has the bonus of having a number of interesting Asian fusion dishes. Whether you are going there with the family or a big group of friends, there is a good chance that every one will be able to find something to like from the menu.

Chug Chug PLQ3

Chug Chug Paya Lebar
2 Tanjong Katong Road
PLQ 3 Paya Lebar Quarter #01-09,
Singapore 437161

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There is an Indian proverb that goes, "Sometimes the wrong train takes you to the right station".  - Yoon Se-ri (Crash Landing on You)quote
There is an Indian proverb that goes, “Sometimes the wrong train takes you to the right station”. Yoon Se-ri (Crash Landing on You)
    

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