The ‘Big Mama’ here is Nam Gung Ji Young, 41, a Pusan native who arrived on our shores seven years ago to study English, and later became a guardian to homestay Korean students here. That was when she started cooking for her young charges “because Korean food can be so expensive in Singapore”. After years of experimenting in the kitchen, Big Mama now has an arsenal of delectable Korean cuisine with recipes that contain no MSG. And she’s putting them to good use in her restaurant. We particularly enjoyed the flavourful Suyuk ($25 medium; $40 large), steamed lean pork belly slices with garlic, lemon, black bean sauce and thinly sliced white radish.