From Singapore to Indonesia
oleh Jessica Sisy, 23 Mei 2018 (sekitar 2 tahun yang lalu)
Hello Koren lovers! Since I miss Korean food so much during my journey to Turkey, I introduce you a new Korean restaurant in Jakarta : Seoul Yummy Indonesia. Seoul Yummy has been established in 2008 in Singapore, with 8 restaurants till now, as a go-to casual restaurant for classic traditional Korean cuisine with a modern twist for 10 years of culinary experience.
Lippo Mall Kemang is the first Seoul Yummy's restaurant in Indonesia. It is located on the G floor. You can spot the brightest and the biggest restaurant in the Avenue of The Stars. The place is quite spacious and the unique decoration that I like is the Love Locks hanging on this wall. The place is very cozy and you can spend hours to have your lunch/dinner or hanging out with your friends.
Another uniqueness of this restaurant lies on the names of the menu. All of the names are based on K-Pop Songs, such as Dramarama, Love Me Love Me, Knock Knock, etc.
Their signature dishes include Army Stew (Budae Jjigae), Cheese Pots with Glazed Chicken, Bibimbap, and of course, Bingsoo. All of the seasonings and ramyeon are coming from Korea. Also, the chef is from Singapore. Let's see one by one.
1. Oppa Cheese Pot (188k)
Consists of 4 pieces of glazed chicken drum sticks coated with soy garlic (brown) and sweet & spicy sauce (red). The most exciting part is the generous amount of melted mozzarella + cheddar cheese covering all over the pot. There are corn cheese, nachos, french fries, and egg as the side dishes. I like this dish because the cheese is so good, balancing the sweet-spicy taste from the chicken. I prefer the sweet-spicy chicken to the soy garlic chicken. Of course, two of them are tasty.
2. Onni Cheese Pot (248k)
It's the seafood tteokbokki cheese pot! Consists of tteokbokki, ramyeon, mussles, tiger prawns, squid, chicken dumplings, boiled egg, and assorted vegetables in spicy gochujang sauce. You can choose the side dishes. For me, it is suitable for 3-4 persons because the portion is big and the melted cheese are also in generous amount. So tasty! Recommended!
3. Gongju Army Stew (218k)
My favorite Korean food : the Budae Jjigae! There are fish cakes served on skewers, assorted vegetables, tteokbokkki, sausages, tofu, and ramyeon. The noodle has chewy texture (my favorite type of noodle!). The soup has sweet-spicy taste and on top of the fish cakes, there is a melted cheddar. Delicious! Must try!
4. Sarang Bibimbap (68k for chicken; 78k for beef/squid)
This big bowl can be divided into 4 full-bowl of rice. Consists of half-boiled egg, meat, and assorted vegetables. Pour the sauce on top of the rice and stir. Yummy!
5. Poong Japchae (78k-98k based on the meat you choose)
The japchae is nice and sweet. The glazed noodle is chewy, but not rubbery. The sauce (has sesame oil) is also good. Suitable for your side dish when you are waiting for the army stew or cheese pot.
6. Kimchi & Potato Pancake (38k)
This pan-fried pancake is very good when you eat it with the sauce. The sauce is unique, like Pempek's sauce : sour, sweet, and slightly spicy. I like the Kimchi pancake since the taste is quite unique, but the potato is also good. Hard decision to choose.
7. Korean Rice Balls (38k for chicken; 48k for beef)
It's a Korean seaweed rice balls with 2 different kinds of rice: original white rice and multi-grain rice. Must try! Two of them are tasty with the taste of sesame oil. If I have to choose, I prefer the multi-grain rice.
8. Mocktails: there 5 kinds of mocktails that can be chosen. I like Knock Knock, the tropical mango soda. It has sweetness of fresh mango. So juicy!
9. Bingsoo : I choose Mr Bibimbap which has many kinds of fruit pieces. There are strawberriy, kiwi, Korean red bean, corn flakes, mango, peach, blueberry, almond flakes, crushed nuts, and whipped cream. The big peach is on the top, making this bingsoo has look-alike sunny egg! The shaved ice is not sweet and soft texture. So light!
Overall, I enjoyed myself having lunch in Seoul Yummy. The dishes are good, the service is also good, the employees are very welcome, and the place is cozy. The price is affordable and the portion is quite big.