My parents and I had an impromptu trip to Makati and since we couldn’t find a good restaurant to eat (it was around two in the afternoon, so most of them were closed), we headed over to Taguig instead and had lunch at a Korean restaurant called Yoree. Yoree, which translates to “to cook” in Korean, is located right beside Sarsa. The dishes served in this restaurant are not the ones that you would find in a typical Korean resto here in the Philippines.
Menu: A la carte, Charcoal barbecue on the table, Jeyuk bokkeom set, Sut bulgogi set, Sujeo (course lunch A/B, dinner a/b, premium, dessert, and drinks), Wine.
Of course, since this is a Korean restaurant, we were given some banchan (appetizers). My personal favorite was the bowl filled with little pieces of fried gim (seaweed).
I also liked this small bowl of rice porridge.
Ttukbaegi Bulgogi – Bulgogi, mushrooms, glass noodles, and veggies in a hot pot. The bowl was surprisingly small. The soup was very good though, and the bulgogi meat was nice and thin. Like all soups, it goes really well with a bowl of sticky white rice.
Gyeran Mari – Rolled omelet with cheese and a dash of bonito flakes. I love the equal distribution of the cheese sauce and the bonito flakes – Both of them didn’t overpower the taste of the fluffy eggs.
Hae mool pa jeon – Pancake with clam meat, octopus, shrimp, and green onion. This dish was alright, but the spicy dipping sauce gives it some much-needed life.
Well Yoree’s food was pretty good. I think the fact that this restaurant is owned by a Korean (Jin-kwong Oh, former CEO of the Nolboo restaurant franchise in Korea) gives it a bit of authenticity. I would recommend Yoree if you don’t want to try the usual Korean fare such as Korean fried chicken, black bean noodles or kimchi pancakes.
Food: 5/5 (taste) 4/5 (presentation)
Yoree is located at Forum South Global, 7th Ave cor Federation Dr Fort Bonifacio, Taguig. Tel no: (02) 357-0796. Links: Facebook.