Yoogane Singapore @ Bugis Junction (Food Review)

Instead of Paris Baguette, we went to YOOGANE instead! Been wanting to try Yoogane ever since it opened its doors a few months ago!!

It was a group of 7 of us who went at 12pm – Young, Kai Lit, Tricia, Serene, Hwee Yee, Maybelline and myself. Hungry, and all ready to eat.

Thankfully Tricia reached there early to chop 2 tables for us. So we managed to get seated immediately after we arrived πŸ™‚


Every table has this stove obviously… coz it’s a Galbi restaurant. A quick search on Wikipedia says “Kalbi or galbi generally refers to a variety ofΒ grilled dishes in Korean cuisine that are made with marinated beef (or pork) short ribs in a ganjang-based sauce (Korean soy sauce).” I have had Dak Galbi in Chinatown some time back with Belle andΒ it was a really good dinner. And of coz my meals in Korea during my trip there were all so memorable!

Ok on to Yoogane.


I was sitting with Kai Lit and Maybelline, so we ordered this Seafood and Chicken Galbi for 2-3pax. Looks good hor hor hor.


WHile waiting, we kept ourselves busy by going to the banchan counter and helping ourselves to the kimchi and pickles. Not a big variety but it was okay πŸ™‚ I had the kimchi only.


Iced water was served. I thought it was iced brown rice tea lol. Oh well.


Kimchi was good! Argh i wanna go somewhere with 5-6 banchan dishes soon.


And the big pan came. Filled with all my favourite stuff – leeks, toppoki, vegetables!


Cooking will be done by the friendly staff. They pour the meat in and waited a while for the stove to heat up. OH and they will put the round cover before they start cooking, so it doesnt get spilled over.


When i was in Korea,Β i remembered doing the cooking for my table for 4..



There – the meal in Korea! Managed to locate the pics! YUM YUM YUM. I tell you, in Korea, the portions were WAY BIGGER. Check out the amount of cabbage!! And the cabbage in Korea was like 200% sweeter!


After I stir fried it with rice added – imagine the aroma and hungry tummies heehee.


If I don’t remember wrongly, We managed to finish nearly all of it haha. U know la, winter time, anything hot tastes so good! Hubby gained 4kg when we came back from the 8-day trip lor hahahaha.



I really felt like doing it myself u know. more feel mah lol.


The squid was cooked in the end, which was correct.


After cooking, the food has shrunk and suddenly it didn’t look enough for the 3 of us anymore :X


But it still looked very appetizing regardless!Β  Couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into one of those juicy leek pieces.


Maybelline kindly helped me take this picture. As you can see, the amount didn’t really look that big in the end. Or is it just me?

Rice is a separate order. Maybelline and I went without rice but Kai Lit (our guy colleague) had a bowl.

(in Korea, rice was free flow.. and their rice was ridiculously yummy for some reason)


Their squid was beautiful and tasty, the texture was soft and wasn’t tough at all!

The 3 of us paid $20 bucks each after taxes. According to Young (native Korean) who also tried this for the first time, he said that it’s about 70% authentic (!!!). and we both agreed that the meal will be much better WITH ALCOHOL. ahahaha.

And of course, nothing beats the real thing in Korea. I should go back there during winter time again leh, feel the super cold weather and eat the super hot stews and BBQs!


Running Man Korean BBQ Restaurant (Gangnam Branch) – Food Review

I just got home after my date with Belle and i already can’t wait to talk about it!

Thankfully I got off on time and I started my 1.3km walk from my office towards Temple Street. Took me about 25 minutes, including waiting for traffic lights – quite ok! Was perspiring a bit when I got there – yay.


Had to take this obligatory Mid-Autumn pic on the way.. Haha!


Once I turned left into Temple Street, there it was! The Running Man signboard got me so excited!!!! Wahaha.


They seem to have a really nice lunch menu too. I met Belle right at the entrance after I took this pic and we went in.

I did not take pics of the interior and the menu cos I was busy yakking away with Belle already. But u can google the restaurant name and you can find numerous reviews with interior and menu pics. But I have to tell you something. I flipped thru the menu and I FOUND SOON DAE!

So of course I ordered a plate of that πŸ™‚ plus our plate of pork and beef galbi, and rice wine!


Woohoo that looks good!


Looks like it filled the whole pan, but actually its not a lot, especially after u fry it and the vegetables start to shrink..


But it was really a lot of meat! Both pork and beef πŸ™‚


Refillable ban chan! The kimchi was quite spicy compared to the ones I’ve eaten, but still yummy. The green seaweed was tasty too!


My pork blood sausages, soon dae! If u see my previous post on the food I had in Korea last year, the soon dae I had in Korea looked more moist than this. Actually the soon dae I had in Kko Kko Nara (SG) didn’t look this dry too.


I took a bite. Ah, tasted just as good la! But I have to agree with Belle that the ones in Korea taste more bloody. Which i prefer more πŸ˜‰


Stir frying in process – the nice lady boss Ms Rachel Kim did the frying for us!


We ordered rice wine too, Belle’s recommendation. It came in a cute golden kettle. 1 bottle was just nice for both of us. It’s much better than soju!! Tasted like very sweet beer heehee. Very suitable for ladies.


After we’ve eaten like 80% of our galbi, we decided to throw in some noodles! It was a great move cos Belle liked it a lot πŸ™‚


Managed to snap a pic of the name card at the cashier – they take in reservations so do call before you go πŸ™‚

It was a great dinner – we ate together with many other natives. Was especially crowded today cos tomorrow is Chuseok holiday (hope I spelled it correctly) and its apparently a very big holiday in Korea according to Belle, so many natives in Singapore were in the restaurant just now to celebrate. Wow! Haha. It was a very nice dining experience – I felt like I was in Korea πŸ™‚ saw some good looking Koreans too *fangirl mode on*

Do try it with your friends during nights out – it will be very enjoyable!!