SBCD Korean Tofu Restaurant now offers Korean puffer fish dishes

Puffer fish claypot fish. (PHOTO: SBCD Korean Tofu Restaurant)

SINGAPORE — As foodies and seafood lovers are getting more curious with trying new foods, SBCD Korean Tofu Restaurant now offers Korean puffer fish dishes for the adventurous.

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Puffer fish, also known as fugu and bokeo in Korean, got its name from its ability to inflate when presented with danger. It’s a defence mechanism triggered by hungry predators, who will die after consuming the fish as the eyes, skin, liver of most pufferfish species contain a potent neurotoxin called tetrodotoxin.

In Busan, South Korea, where the dish originated in 1971 and is commonly consumed, the stew has been known to be an effective hangover remedy, while the puffer fish bulgogi that is marinated in red pepper paste, is savoured by all walks of life.

As established and specially-trained chefs know the methods of removing these toxins, the restaurant also works closely with Korea Fisheries Association and the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF) to ensure high quality of fish products are met.

Alongside the new puffer fish dishes, the restaurant is also be offering other new dishes such as Cockles Bibimbap (S$24.90) and Cockles Chives Pancake (S$19.90) as part of their wide range of seafood dishes.

For more information, visit SBCD Korean Tofu Restaurant’s website www.sbcd.com.sg