“떡볶이” (tteokbokki) is a popular Korean street snack made from soft rice cake, fish cake, and sweet red chili sauce – or in Korean, “고추장” (gochujang). Not only is it well-loved in Korea, Singaporeans are also constantly on the prowl for good tteok. 1460 Tteokbokki is the new kid on the block, located at the youngsters hangout place Cineleisure. They are owned by the same people who run Joo Bar, 8 Korean BBQ and handmade rock candy artisan Sticky at Clarke Quay Central. We are all in for a good treat!
– Gail & Jem
Decor includes vintage telephones that were purchased in Korea. Only standing tables available as they are projecting the “takeaway/roadside food stalls” image that we are all familiar with (from Korean dramas, what else!)
Chicken & Tteokbokki Skewers – $4G & J: Just look at that sauce running down the tender chicken meat and rice cake. Packed with green peppers and onions, this one is a no-brainer. One more portion juseyo (please)!
Potato Tornado – $3G & J: If you frequent Myeongdong in Seoul a lot, this crispy fried potato swirl will be a familiar sight. Warning: this is made from fresh potatoes specially picked and imported by the owners, so it is extremely addictive. Use your fingers to peel it off one slice by one slice for optimum eating pleasure, and eat it while it’s piping hot!
Tteokbokki – $5G & J: 1460 Tteokbokki comes in a variation of flavours – original spicy, jjajang (black bean paste), soy, and a mystery flavour of the month. At $5 each, you can get a bowl of chewy rice cakes with fish cakes to boot. For further indulgence, add on spam or mozzarella cheese at $1 per serving. We recommend the original spicy and jjajang, with lots of spam and cheese!
Bingsu – $6G & J: This unusual bingsu stands out from the usual bingsu that we are used to. Tasting more like cookie crumbs, milky ice and cream, it’s like a fusion of the Western desserts we are used to and the traditional bingsu in Korea. Comes in strawberry, chocolate and red bean.
Other street food you can try at 1460 Tteokbokki: Korean Fried Squid ($6), Rainbow Kimbap ($4), Oden ($3), Slushie – yuzu ($3).
Stop by if you’re craving for a quick fix of affordable and yummy Korean street snacks! Only if you have energy to stand around and eat of course.
Cathay Cineleisure Orchard
8 Grange Road, #01-02
Opening Hours: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm Daily
* This is an invited media tasting by 1460 Tteokbokki.
Average price per pax: $10 - $20
What you should order: Chicken & Tteokbokki Skewers, Original Spicy Tteokbokki, Potato Tornado.