Yoogane Singapore has introduced new dishes at its Westgate Mall beanch.

For those not that familiar with the brand, Yoogane was established in 1981 Busan, known to be one of the best Chicken Galbi Restaurants in Korea.

Galbi is a Korean dish made by stir-frying gochujang marinated chicken, with ingredients such as sliced cabbage, scallions, onions, rice cake on a hot plate.

The restaurant chain became popular due to the *secret* unique blend of sauces and seasoning – flavoursome and full, slightly sweetish, spicy shiok yet not over.

These are some of the speciality dishes at Yoogane:

Cheese Chicken Galbi ($48.80++ for large with cheese; $14.80++ for small, $22.80++ for medium, $30.80++ for large without cheese)
Cheese! This contains the signature tender chicken meat marinated in the unique Yoogane sauce marinate, fresh vegetables, rice cakes and thin slices of potato, surrounded by a layer of melted cheese.

I have the feeling that the younger customer base would take delight in this, as pieces of chicken chunks can be coated with melty, sketchy cheese for that extra oomph.

However, I do recommend to consume the pieces once they are ready, if not the cheese would have been ‘cooked’ too long.

Seafood and Chicken Galbi ($49.80++)
This is the original Chicken Galbi with extra baby octopus squids, prawns and a variety of seafood.

Marinated Chicken Bulgogi ($48.80++ for large with cheese; $14.80++ for small, $22.80++ for medium, $30.80++ for large without cheese)
Popular among families with kids, and for diners who cannot take spicy food. This version with tender chicken strips marinated with Bulgogi seasoning should work well.

The Bulgogi sauce is somewhat sweet-salty, that has a mixture of soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar and other ingredients.

In general, I preferred the spicier style that provided more kick, but this worked as well and would be more taming to the tongue.

Marinated Chicken Galbi Fried Rice ($11.80++)
Okay, more cheese. The server first presented the signature chicken galbi and rice, fried till it was reddish-brown and added a plate of mozzarella cheese.

Besides stir-frying, there were moments when he pressed the rice to the bottom of the pan, which resulted in some edges being slightly crispy-charred. He then ‘cut’ the rice into blocks, and we ate it almost like Korean pancakes.

Can be ‘jelak’ (rich) when every mouthful comes with a taste of cheese.

There are also options of Marinated Beef Bulgogi, Chicken Bulgogi, Seafood, and Special all in one Fried Rice.

Korean Style Seafood Pancake ($12.80++ – $13.80++)
Korean style pancakes with fresh seafood and vegetables.

Naengmyeon ($12.80++)
A friend who searched high and low around Singapore for authentic-tasting Korean cold noodles said this was probably one of the best versions around.

The long and thin buckwheat noodles in chilled tangy ice broth with cucumbers and slices of Korean pear, served within a stainless-steel bowl was absolutely refreshing after some of the more ‘heaty’ items.

A tip: Have a sip of the soup first, then add some mustard oil and vinegar for that ‘lifted’ taste of Korean-ness.

Spicy CHEESE Dokboki
I mentioned earlier I enjoyed Yoogane’s rice cake texture, somehow soft and chewy without being ‘deng deng’ (tough and elastic). The Dokboki is specially imported from Korea.

With extra spice and cheese, this side dish is hopefully a main-stayer.

Before I forget, pairing your delicious Korean Galbi with some Yakult Soju is just going to complete the experience. Daebak!

Yoogane Promotion:
Get 30% OFF regular priced ala carte food items when you quote “HandsomeChef” upon ordering.

T&C of promo:
– Quote “HandsomeChef” upon ordering to enjoy the promo.
– Valid till 6 August 2019
– This promotion is applicable to Yoogane outlets at Bugis Junction, NEX and Westgate
– Not valid on eve and days of Public Holidays unless otherwise stated
– Not valid in conjunction with other promotions, discounts and privileges

Yoogane Westgate
Westgate Mall #03-08, 3 Gateway Drive, Singapore 608532 (Jurong East MRT)
Tel: +65 6710 7821
Opening Hour: 11:30am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Yoogane Bugis Junction
Bugis Junction #02-47/48, 200 Victoria Street, Singapore 188021 (Bugis MRT)
Tel: +65 6337 7337
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Yoogane NEX
23 Serangoon Central, #B1-28/29 NEX Singapore 556083 (Serangoon MRT)
Tel: 6634 2887
Opening Hour: 11:30am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Yoogane Tampines Mall (Buffet Only)
4 Tampines Central 5, #01-33A Tampines Mall Singapore 529510 (Tampines MRT)
Tel: 6544 1098
Opening Hour: 11:30am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

* This entry is brought to you in partnership with Yoogane Singapore.



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