We’ve been to Yoree Korean Barbecue Restaurant in BGC a number of times for their great Korean food. Cheese is the main reason for this visit I’m writing about.
Haemul Pajeon (P198). A traditional pancake made from wheat and rice flour with green onion, octopus, clams and shrimps. Smaller than the usual serving sizes which is perfect for two or three people and not be stuffed before mains arrive. The pancake is crisp on the outside and chewy inside with generous amounts of seafood.
Chadol Doenjang Jjigae (P398). A spicy soup with USDA choice sirloin, tofu, glass noodles and vegetables. I was always afraid of Korean red colored stews and soups, thinking they would burn my tongue with spiciness. I cautiously gave this dish a little spin and found it spicy but just right on my tolerance level. Served with a cup of rice, a full meal in itself with the generous amounts of beef.
Cheesy Dak Kanjeong (P798). The main reason for this visit to Yoree is this chicken and cheese dish. Sweet and spicy fried chicken with a mix of mozzarella and cheddar in a hot stone plate, warmed table side.
The cheese and chicken is surrounded by a number of appetizers, fried chapchae roll, quial eggs, kimchi, steamed egg and buttered corn. I enjoyed the crispy chapchae rolls as well as the buttered corn. The egg is gyeranjjim so if not many eat that, no need to get an extra order.
The cheese is warmed until it’s melted so your can wrap your fried chicken pieces in the cheese mix to make your cheesy dreams come true. Don’t be afraid of the light spiciness, even Lauren can eat it and the cheese helps to temper it even more. The chicken pieces are well covered in the sauce but still retains a good crisp and the flavors just goes so well with the stringy mozzarella and sharp cheddar flavor.
Jeonju Dolsot Bibimbap (P398) 15 ingredients stone pot rice based on Korean royal cuisine (Jeonju), including a raw egg in the middle. A good and light single person meal or sharing with a group.
Samgyeopsal (P398). Premium pork belly about 1 inch thick with wonderful marbling. Yoree is where Irene discovered the joy of having samgyeopsal with kimchi grilled on the side.
Yangnyeom Galbi (P895). Lauren’s favorite marinated USDA prime short rib. The meat is very good quality with a marinade that has a good balance of sweet and savory flavors. It’s also served with a few pieces of shrimps marinated in the same sauce as the beef. Don’t forget to polish the bones for the tasty charred meat.
Gyeranjjim (p148). One of Lauren’s favorite accompaniment to her Korean bbq meal. Fluffy eggs served in a hot stone pot with carrots and green onion.
I’ve tried other Korean cheese and meat dishes at Jin Joo and Sibyulee and both can’t hold a candle to Yoree’s. Their Cheesy Dak Kanjeong is not only superior in taste but is cheaper. We’ve already been back just to have that dish and Lauren is already prodding us to visit again soon.