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Indulge in Yummilicious Korean Cuisine that simply reminds you of being in that K-drama series you love.
Probably one of the most popular Korean dishes – Dolsot Bibimbab
Imagine Korean food and I reckon anyone would immerse their imagination into the traditional and heritage beauty of Korea, exemplified greatly by the popular K-drama series Da Chang Jing. Fast forward that to today and what we get is Seoul Yummy, serving up Korean Casual Dining to all its patrons.
I must comment that service was excellent at Seoul Yummy. Warm greetings flowed through the establishment as all the staff echoed each other with welcome. The dishes served up were prompt as well and the service staff were almost always catering to your attention.
Apple Salad, Cold Spicy Tofu, Cucumber Kimchi
For every 2 A la Carte dishes ordered, 7 different servings of appetizers would be presented. And better yet, it is refillable. Particularly useful if you enjoy that platter of Kimchi so much.
A wide variety of Apple Salad, Cold Spicy Tofu, Cucumber Kimchi, Anchovies, Potato Salad, Kimchi and Peanuts were served up. I particularly enjoyed the peanuts and cold tofu as the former while braised, gave a delectable crunchy texture and the latter was simply tantalizing to my tastebuds.
Potato Salad, Kimchi, Peanuts
I was recommended a variety of dishes by my host Ethus of Seoul Yummy, and one of it was the Gamja Jeon (Potato Pancake). Arriving on a hotplate sizzling hot, it was crispy and mildly starchy. Reminiscent of a thicker biscuit, it went very well with the chilli sauce dip provided. It was good but not entirely fantastic. But for the price of $5.80, I reckon it would be a great conversation starter at a dinner party.
I ordered the Dolsot Bibimbab ($11.80) as a main dish (also another one that Ethus recommends). You could get a choice of either Chicken, Beef or Pork but somehow it was the familiar cow that beckoned me to it. The dish was a mixed vegetable stone pot of rice consisting of carrots, greens, mushrooms, beansprouts and seaweed while scattered with a generous portion of sesame seeds, topped with an egg yolk in the centre and the meat of your choice.
Add the fiery red bean sauce to it and mix it all up and what you get is a fantastic combination of flavours with a smoky sweet overall feel bursting in every bite. Particularly so with the bibimbab served up in a hot stone pot, the rice at the bottom became crusty bits which were simply oh so delicious!
The Kimchi Jjigae (Hotpot Spicy Kimchi Soup with Pork) is probably the ideal dish for a cold wintry night, or if you like, a cold freezing shopping centre [particular famous in Singapore]. Although the portion may look small, it is enough for at least two persons.
It was not overpowering in Kimchi flavours and there was a slightly spicy sour mixture of tastaes. The pork slices matched the flavours of the soup by providing a hearty meaty texture. As I mention again, looks small, but it is very filling. For $10.80, quite good =)
Ethus surprised me with this dish. The Cheul Pan Go Deng Or (Hotplate Fried Saba Fish : $10.80) was on the house and I was innately startled when it came. The fish was literally frying in its oil on the hotplate and the sauce that was ladled over was bubbling in delight.
A very crispy skin coated the flesh within and with a delicate break using my chopsticks, I raveled in the delightful music of that little crispy crunch. Only to reveal a sparkle of juices bursting from within. Although the fish has been fried, the flesh remained firm and the taste of the sea never left the Saba. Accolades for this dish! Now I know why Ethus insisted.
The Ddok Bokky (Spicy Rice Cake : $5.80) is well enough to be any accompaniment to the meal ordered at Seoul Yummy. Simple rice cakes with a chewy texture and a somewhat spicy sauce ladled all over, it was addictive to the bite. Though I discerned a little saltiness marring the flavours a little, it was in overall, very good.
As a send off to my fantastic gorgeous Korean meal, I ordered the Special Trio ($8.80) – A tangy sweet dessert of Frozen Yoghurt, Kiwi, Strawberry and Red Bean With Blueberry Sauce. Though if I may, the deep fried sweet potato (see that little yellow ball in the picture above) did not complement well with the sweetness of the dessert as it provided a slightly bitter aftertaste. Yet still, it was a refreshing and cooling end to a delightful experience.
Seoul Yummy is definitely a place to bring friends and family to. Better still with its affordable prices and delectable servings, it is bound to entertain all guests alike. To eat dinner is a blessing, but to partake in cuisine that is delicious, it is simply divine.
Thanks to Ethus and his service staff for providing a wonderful experience at Seoul Yummy!
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