Not only do I love Korean Skincare products but I also want to travel to Korea someday. After my Coron and El Nido escapade just a few weeks back I again booked myself to another travel vacation a couple of months from now. Yey! 🙂 Cheers to new travels and new must see destinations! 🙂
But of course since it’s still a couple of months away I am quite busy these days completing my final requirements for my two subjects this semester, work, hanging out with my friends and attending various events here and there. 🙂 How can you not love it? 🙂 So after my meeting for work just last Wednesday I decided to drop by the Fort and check out this Korean Restaurant which offers authentic Korean cuisine and a whole new dining experience called Yoree. 🙂
I honestly wasn’t keen on the name so I wazed my way from Pasig to this restaurant. Parking was quite hard for me so I just parked my car at the Fort Strip and walked around 2 blocks to get to the venue. The bloggers session was actually held in the morning around 11:30am however since I still had work their lovely PR Gael told me to come in the afternoon instead along with some Magazine Editors. 🙂 Thanks Gael! 🙂
Just like other Korean restaurants in the metro, we were given a bunch of free appetizers, aka “Banchan” to snack on.
Honestly I’m not really a fan of spicy dishes so as much as possible I tend to stray away from Korean cuisines since they are known to have a penchant for spicy dishes but upon dining here I realized that they have sweet and tasty flavors too.
Food is served fresh and cooked right in front of you. You can opt to have a server assist you or you can do it yourself. Note that on weekends, Yoree can get really packed so making a reservation is a better option than just walking in and taking your chances.:)
A popular dish known in Korea as the “hangover soup”, this well loved food staple is believed to cure the aftereffects of heavy drinking with restaurants dedicated to it sprawling in almost every neighborhood in Korea.
I should have known this sooner! 🙂 Now whenever I get a hangover from my girls night outs or from my other events I have this to come to 🙂 This soup is very rich and flavorful made from ox bone broth flavored with red beef fat and soybean paste. Noodles, bean sprouts, white radish, green onions, beef strips, and ox blood cubes adds texture with each bite. For me it’s best to eat it with rice so that it will balance out the rich flavor of this dish. 🙂
Dak Gangjeong (P498)
There were a lot of food variants presented to us that day that I couldn’t really pick my ultimate favorite since everything was so good so I’ll just write those that I found really tasty! 🙂 Crispy and succulent, this boneless double fried chicken thigh is coated in a special sauce that perfectly marries sweet and spicy flavors that plays inside your mouth as you dig in to its bite sized cuts. Being a chicken lover myself this one is one of my top picks since not only does the sweetness melts in my mouth it mixes really well with the salty and spicy flavor of the chicken 🙂
Tongdak Gui Tteokgalbi ( P1,298)
This dish also tops my list since aside from being an avid steak and chicken fan I also have an undeniable love affair with mushrooms. I even request for sauteed mushrooms sometimes from the chefs of my favorite go to restaurants to start off my meal. This recipe blends Korean and western flavors in one plate.
30 day old spring chicken is marinated in sweet Bulgogi sauce before roasting in an oven with ground beef and feta cheese stuffed inside to give you a unique taste. Beef wrapped in bacon is served on the side, giving the dish a distinctive western feel.
Of course no meal would be complete without my favorite dessert! 🙂
Sukseong Wine Bae (P398)
Fresh Korean pears is poached for 48 hours in red wine to allow the deep flavors to soak into the fruit while maintaining its crunchiness. Red wine sauce is then drizzled, topped off with whipped cream and cinnamon powder.End your meal with this one of a kind dessert. This one takes home the win! 🙂 The wine complimented the taste of the pears really well plus the creamy frothy whipped cream mixed with it perfectly makes it just the right dessert for me 🙂
Prices are on the higher end of the scale but the quality and attention to detail of each dish is what elevates it over the other Korean restaurants. They also serve set menus for a minimum of 2 people from P500 to P1,200 depending on the amount and variety of food you desire.1-6 Foum South Global 7th Avenue cor. 25th Street, Bonifacio Global City Taguig City, Philippines Contact No.: (632) 866-0432
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