Seoul Yummy Hot
Taste the unique flavours of Korean Cuisine that is popular among Koreans, Locals & even foreigners. The amazing thing about our meat items is they are cook with water.
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Affordable price for acceptable quality of Korean food!
It's been over a year since I last visited Seoul Yummy.. There seemed to be some changes to their menu.. They now offer "The Ultimate Combo for Two" ($43.90).. There were so many dishes to choose from.. I took quite a while to decide what I wanted..
My choices for the Combo were:
1 side dish (Pork Cutlet)
2 meat/seafood main dish (Hotplate Spicy Chicken; Saba Fish)
1 hotpot soup (Spicy Beef Soup)
1 dessert (Mango Bingsoo)
Two bowls of rice (plain / multi-grain)
I also added on:
Ginseng Chicken Soup ($15.90)
1 plain rice ($1.50)
Roasted Barley Tea ($1.20 per pax)
My bill: $76.35 for 3 pax, which would be about $25 per person.. (^o^)
Moving on to the food~~
- Pork Cutlet was tougher than I thought.. Far from tasty.. It was dry and bland.. The sesame dipping sauce that came with it helped a lot.. At least I managed to clean the plate! :D
- Hotplate Spicy Chicken was of food court standard.. probably the only plus point was that this had more slices and less minced chicken than the ones found in food courts..
- Saba Fish was not my dish but I was told that it was not bad! :)
- Spicy Beef Soup was yummilicious! The cubes of tofu and glass noodles absorbed the tasty korean-spicy soup.. It was so good that I was slurping away the glass noodles from that hot hot pot of soup, ignoring my multi-grain rice! However, I was kind of disappointed to find that there were only two slices of beef.. (T_T)
Note: You can add $6.90 and choose Ginseng Chicken Soup for the combo.. but because I wanted to try the Spicy Beef Soup so I ordered Ginseng Chicken Soup as ala carte.
- Ginseng Chicken Soup has always been the must-have of this restaurant.. Compared to a year ago.. I think that the soup tasted a little different.. The taste of the ginseng was stronger and the broth was thinner.. Depending on individual's preference.. I preferred the soup I had a year ago but some might prefer the new taste that is more herbal..
- Mango Bingsoo was a terrific dessert to end the meal.. After all the flavorful dishes.. high salt content, hotness and spiciness.. I needed something sweet, sour and cold! The slightly sourish soft serve yogurt and sweet mango syrup did the magic.. mix it with some crushed ice with syrup and eat with the jellies! so satisfying~~ then pamper yourself with a slice of mango.. heavenly!
For those who had not visited Seoul Yummy before:
Like most Korean restaurants, they will serve the Korean side dishes.. About 6-8 small bowls of side dishes would be served.. They change their variety of side dishes from day to day.. There are kimchi, cold spicy tofu, sauteed peanuts, ikan bilis, potato salad, bean sprouts and etc.. My all-time-favorite is: Cold Spicy Tofu!
Food: There are many mixed reviews on Seoul Yummy online.. hmmmm.. Personally, I think that Seoul Yummy offers affordable Korean food of satisfying standard.. after all, it's a mid-range cost restaurant.. so my expectations are not as high.. If I want to have really really authentic and good Korean food, I would go to an atas (Malay for high class) Korean restaurant or perhaps fly to Korea!
Service: The waiters are very friendly and prompt.. THEY SMILE!! though I thought that they were kind of understaffed on a Saturday.. I was attended to every time I seek for more side dishes..
Hygiene: They clean the tables with disinfectant spray and I could see the waitress cleaning the utensils diligently..
Ambience: There are two sides to the restaurants.. a dark side and a bright side.. hahahaha.. Actually, the restaurant occupies two units, separated by a walking aisle.. if you prefer to dine under dim lights (for couples!), go left! if you prefer to dine in a bright environment (for family and gathering), go right!
Verdict: I will definitely go back again! Seoul Yummy is one of the most easily accessible Korean food chain restaurants in Singapore.. Besides all-you-can-order side dishes and refillable roasted barley tea, the food is acceptable and the price is affordable.. I want to eat Army Stew next time!
Will definitely come back again!
Located right smack in the middle of the 4th floor of Bugis+, Seoul Yummy is hard to miss. There’s usually a long queue, so true to the Singaporean mindset of “long queue = good food”, my friends and I decided to check out Seoul Yummy to see what all the fuss was about.
After being shown to my table, I was presented with one of the most confusing menus I’ve ever seen. The set meals were so difficult to understand, and I think it took me 10 minutes to just take in all that information… Well anyway, we finally placed our order and the food was served quickly. I like the fact that everything was nice and hot, which made the meal so satisfying. Some of the dishes, like the spicy chicken, were just so-so (as in, foodcourt standard) but there were also some that really stood out for me.
I LOVE THE GINSENG CHICKEN SOUP! And that’s coming from me, someone who absolutely loathes the smell of ginseng. The soup was so tasty and flavourful, and went so incredibly well with the melt-in-your-mouth chicken. As I was happily slurping everything up, I was surprised to find a ball of glutinous rice floating in the soup. Was it meant to be there? I’m not quite sure, as I’ve never had ginseng chicken soup before. What I do know is, that ball of glutinous rice went amazingly well with the soup – its sweetness complemented the soup perfectly, and it was like paradise in my mouth.
I also really enjoyed the potato pancake and the tteokbokki (korean rice cake). Other dishes like the kimchi soup were just meh for me, but I like the fact that most dishes have a “lite” version, which is great for those who want to try a bit of everything.
Will I dine at Seoul Yummy again? Definitely. If not to try their many other dishes, then definitely for the ginseng chicken!
Anything but yummy
I don't usually eat Korean so I don't know how to differentiate between the quality of different grades of Korean cuisine but when something is so bad that even a noob like me can tell it's not supposed to be cooked this way/something is really wrong, then hey it's really bad! After watching some Korean variety show last night, I was really craving for Korean pancakes. You know, the type with seafood and vegetables? The next day, I went down to Seoul Yummy as I happened to be running some errands at Novena area. After all, the name "Seoul Yummy" sounds promising right?
The Korean pancake was the worst I have ever tasted. Even those sold at Dong Dae Mun (the Korean street snack stall at most shopping centers) also tasted MUCH better than this pathetic, no-effort, "pancake". It tasted under-cooked and had this weird smell in it. As I was alone there to satiate my craving, I ordered the small portion and like the reviewer below, I found it small. It was supposed to be 2 pax but even I, a girl eating alone, found it small. How hilarious is that? The service wasn't good either. Just arrogant waitresses around. I know this place is quite famous but after trying the pancake and encountering bad service, I am sure I won't be back here. It is Seoul not Yummy at all.
Not so yummy?
I'm gonna rate a half star out of 5 stars being the best, for the food served at Seoul Yummy, reason being it is still edible food and can fill hungry tummies.
I was craving for some real good Korean pancakes and hot red soup. Being just outta gym, we headed straight in to the first Korean restaurant which greeted us. The food arrived really slow and the waiters weren't the most attentive ones, having us called and waved so much before attending to us and topping up the side dishes which were barely enough to keep us occupied while waiting for our food. It was a total disappointment when finally my sick-looking, pathetically small pancake was served along with others. Yes, I ordered the small one for 2 pax but, does it really have to be so small that I almost couldn't recognise it was pancake (it is slightly smaller than a cup coaster)? Taste wise, equally sick - it's like wet bread given a glimpse of life with a dash of the soy sauce.
The bulgogi, tofu stew and kimchi soup probably did their best but didn't save the day. We left the restaurant with tummies filled with rice, hot tea and a decided mind never to patronise.
In my opinion, the food here is overly commercialised. It lacks the original flavours of a true Korean meal and its hospitality is nothing close to good.
During the first few times that I patronised Seoul Yummy, the food was really good and the value for money lunch sets which comes with free flow drinks and sides was really appealing. However, as time goes by, either success went into their heads or there was a change of cooks, because the food quality dipped severely and the variety in the side dishes was not so impressive.
The freshness of the food is no longer there now, and if not for the slightly lower prices in comparison to other Korean eateries, their patronage might be much lower. I felt quite uncomfortable with the seating arrangement due to tight spacing, and the service attitude of the staff is not exactly exemplary. I used to enjoy having lunch here, but unless they bring back old standards, they can be sure that I would avoid patronising them in the future.
I came here once with my family to celebrate my sister's birthday. I've never been a fan of Korean food other than kimchi soup (the only exception), and coming here didn't really excite me that much.
I ordered a bim bam bap set meal, which came with all types of condiments, along with the bowl of bim bam bap. Sad to say, the condiments were the best part of the dish, and I even shamelessly asked for a top-up of condiments. The bim bam bap was okay I guess, nothing to shout about, and I can't really say much because I haven't tried many bim bam baps from other places. The restaurant didn't seem crowded though, only another table of diners. It gave me the idea that business wasn't so good here, and the only reason I can think of is the quality of the food here. Not that great.
Not so authentic korean cuisine
I've been to Seoul Yummy a couple of times in the past and tried out a few different korean dishes every time. Their food, although not abysmal, was not close to tasting like authentic Korean cuisine.
The Korean Chicken Hotplate was my favourite dish from Seoul Yummy. The chicken was fresh and made sweet by the sauce - it goes well with rice. Their glass noodles was a little tough and I ended up leaving the plate half-full. Their spicy tofu stew was completely disappointing. I've had much better versions of spicy tofu stew at other local Korean restaurants.
Their side dishes were pretty ok and the restaurant was more than happy to refill them. Their service is a little slow but that can certainly be improved on. During some of my occasional visits, the restaurant had a strong odd smell which gave me a headache. I can't say that I enjoyed their ambience either - their main section of the restaurant tends to be a little too bright and noisy while the dimmer part of the restaurant looks a little cheap and cheesy. I'll probably opt for the other Korean restaurant located on the same floor as Seoul Yummy at Square 2.
Delicious Yummy Authentic Korean Food
One of the best restaurants that serve awesome Korean food, Seoul Yummy never fails to disappoint me whenever I visit them.
One of my top orders is the hotpot spicy seafood beancurd food. ($9.90) It has a generous serving of tofu and seafood in it. I would also recommend the Ginseng Chicken Soup.($13.90) It has half a chicken and besides the rice bowl which they gave, there is also glutinous rice inside the chicken. The soup has a heavy but delectable herbal taste that is bound to make you more alert the rest of the day. Seoul Yummy also has set meals that consists of rice/glass noodle set with soup and side dishes. Their glass noodle is very good, tasty, silky and smooth.
As for the service, it really depends on the timing which you patronise them. The staff are more rushed and unfriendly during peak hours but not all of them are like that. I remembered once where I had asked for a refill of one side dish but they refilled all for me.
In conclusion, highly recommended as they serve super delicious food.
Great setting with affordable Korean food
Seoul Yummy is one of the most beautiful Korean restaurants that I have stepped into -- thanks to the overarching canopy of autumn leaves of a gigantic, man-made tree, which was literally center of attention in the restaurant. It also helped that I loved the Korean songs played in the background!
We ordered their lunch sets, which had a main, a side, and a cup of roasted barley drink. For our mains, we opted for beef soup glass noodles (which came with a small bowl of rice) and bibimbap. The bowl of glass noodles was one of the best I have ever tried! The redness of the beef soup may look intimidating for people who are not fans of spicy food, but I felt that the spiciness level is just right. The flavour of the beef was fully brought out and it blended in well with the spices. As for the bibimbap, I felt that it was rather average in taste. It was a good thing that the rice was served in generous portions. In fact, we had trouble finishing everything! I intended to try their dessert but we absolutely had no room for that.
As for the sides, we opted for fried fish in soy sauce and potato pancake. The former was a tad too salty for me but I loved their highly recommended potato pancake. Unlike most pancakes, it was not too greasy. The fact that it was chewy also made it very addictive! I also liked that they have unlimited servings of small sides/appetizers: kimchi, tofu, cucumber, ikan billis and preserved peanuts.
Service-wise, the staff were helpful and customer-oriented. Besides efficient serving of dishes, they also offered to top up our roasted tea and side dishes numerous times. Two thumbs up!
All in all, a great and affordable place for Korean food. Will definitely be back to try more dishes!
I have been to this restaurant twice now, and I always feel like I have never truly satisfied my craving for authentic Korean food. The ambience of this place is truly stunning though.
Reminiscent of a quaint Japanese garden, Seoul Yummy is adorned with faux autumn-kissed trees overlooking diner booths and Japanese paper lanterns hanging atop each booth. I remember the both times I patronized this restaurant was doing lunch time when their set meals are extremely worth the price and easily sharable between two persons.
This restaurant is great for dates and friendly gatherings. The restaurant is actually divided into two sections; one with the cozy diner booths, the other for when extra seats are needed. The other side of the restaurant (where the reception area is not present) is divided by a walkway and the setting of that part does not seem as romantic and mystifying as the main dining area.
I ordered some beef with rice and surprisingly enough, the beef was tender and flavorful. I was not expecting much from this restaurant as it looked like one of those run-of-the-mill commercialized Korean restaurants. However, I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. It definitely cannot compare to the Korean dishes prepared by the mothers of my Korean friends though.