Manna Story

Now that we have a 2-month old baby, life is VERY different. These days, destinations for our weekend family outings tend to be those that are baby-friendly (read: places that have baby changing rooms). We also tend to head for malls that can satisfy all our needs under one roof — namely dining and grocery shopping.

One such outing was at Plaza Singapura. When it came to dinner, we were enticed by this quaint-looking, country cottage-like Korean diner. As this casual eatery is by the same management of Manna Korean Restaurant — one of the pioneers for authentic Korean cuisine in Singapore — expectations were rather high.

Kimchi Jeon, S$7.80++

This was very promising. Generously studded with chopped squid, onion, carrot, and spring onion, the kimchi pancake was delightfully crisp around the edges. A pity the center was too thick, resulting in an undercooked gooey texture.

Saba Set, S$10.80++

This was part of a rice set. Crisp skin with gorgeously juicy flesh, we could find no fault with the grilled mackerel.

Side dishes

A pity, then, that the ban chan (side dishes) were severely lacklustre. Especially insipid was the weak kimchi.

Dolsot Bibimbap, S$12.80++

The hot stone bowl bibimbap would have been immensely satisfying, if not for the soggy and mushy rice grains.

Image captured with PopArt filter on SONY NEX-C3

Total bill after 10% service charge and 7% GST was S$36.95.

Would we come back? Yes, if they fixed the kinks mentioned above. Marginally better but significantly pricier than food court standards, we thought the food we had was fairly decent but wasn’t quite worth the price.

Manna Story
68 Orchard Road
#B2-22 Plaza Singapura
Singapore 238839
Tel: +65 6238 1245

Open daily: 10am to 9.30pm

The images in this post were shot with Sony NEX-C3 with SEL1855 lens (on loan from Sony Singapore).



  1. says

    Nice pictures with the Sony! Good to have a variety of filters too! I’ve not tried Manna Story but I have tasted really bad kimchi :X

  2. Vickie says

    Well it seem not too bad but not that great also. But kimchi that bad in a Korean restaurant is something to really think about heading back there again.