Being a new and popular restaurant means just one thing. Expect to wait in line for some time before finally securing a table. We got there a few minutes past 7 and forever the early bird, D, was already in the queue for about 15 minutes. It was a good thing that we were quickly ushered in towards our small booth minutes after Paul and I arrived. Massizim has a very strong Korean vibe where you're still given a couple of banchans (kimchi, pickled radish and fresh garden salad) right after you've settled into your seat. Complimentary drinking water are served in plastic Lock & Lock water bottles and the utensils are definitely very Korean too. It has a more modern take though with the KPop music videos playing on the screens.
For us though, we decided to go with the classic Galbi Jim style so that would be Soy-based Korean Beef Stew with Glass Noodles. Since there were 3 of us, we got the Double serving (S$32) which comes with two bowls of rice. I have to say that this is one of the best Beef Stews that I've had here in Singapore. The meat literally falls off the bone and we simply pick it up using our chopsticks and soup spoons. The sauce had a nice sweet-salty flavor that makes it really addicting. The glass noodles were not the usual vermicelli type and instead they went with the flat hofan-like kind. This was just perfect and I'm so glad we ordered this.
Over-all, we really enjoyed our first visit to Masizzim and we'll surely be back for more of the Beef Stew! Next time though, we're stick to the regular brown rice and no more spicy rice too. Till next time!
Masizzim is located at 313 Somerset, B3-02, 313 Orchard Road, Singapore. Unfortunately we do not take reservations so I highly recommend for you to go early especially for dinner and during weekends.