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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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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 ofย 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 andย 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.

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

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚ I had the kimchi only.

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

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

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

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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.

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

[FOLLOWING PICS ARE FROM MY KOREA TRIP]

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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!

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

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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.

OK BACK TO YOOGANE.

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

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

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

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

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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)

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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.

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

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

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚ plus our plate of pork and beef galbi, and rice wine!

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Woohoo that looks good!

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

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But it was really a lot of meat! Both pork and beef ๐Ÿ™‚

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

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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.

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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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

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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.

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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Managed to snap a pic of the name card at the cashier – they take in reservations so do call before you go ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ saw some good looking Koreans too *fangirl mode on*

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