Seoul Yummy @ The Central

18 JUL 2009

Received a promotional email regarding Central Food Festival which is held in collaboration with Singapore Tourism Board… One of the featured restaurant: Seoul Yummy, had a fantastic looking mixed Hot Stone pot rice on it… and that got me drooling… *slurp* After successfully selling the idea of Korean food to Wifey, we head down to The Central to check out some of the promotions Seoul Yummy and the rest of the restaurants in The Central are running…

Seoul Yummy @ The Central

Seoul Yummy @ The Central

Seoul Yummy is currently running a opening promotion… $9.99 per set with a choice of 4 mains. Each set comes with a drink (hot or cold Korean Tea) and the usual KimChi and appetizers. Seeing this, we went no further and went into the restaurant. Apparently, Seoul Yummy took over Wakashachiya Curry Udon… another one bites the dust! Anyway, service was sparse but still acceptable since the restaurant is new and there wasn’t much of a crowd…

Once seated, we quickly ordered two promotional sets ($9.99 x 2) and almost immediately, the KimChi and appetizers were served… I have to say, of the six appetizers served, only one (peanuts) did not quite make the cut… Out of the rest of the five items, at least three were quite outstanding to me (Spicy Tofu, Potato salad, KimChi)…

KimChi & Appetizers

KimChi & Appetizers

If I were to pick a winner out of the terrific three, it got to be the slightly sweetish, mildly spicy tofu…

Outstanding Appetizer - Mildly Spicy Tofu

Outstanding Appetizer - Mildly Spicy Tofu

I also ordered a side of Crispy Fried Fish ($5.80) to supplement the meal… Well, the small fish bites were very crispy but tasted average at best with a very slight hint of fishiness coming through the strong flavours of the BBQ sauce… Not really a fish person, I don’t know why I ordered this in the first place… Ahhh… I should have ordered another side…

BBQ Sauce on Crispy Fried Fish

BBQ Sauce on Crispy Fried Fish

The portion of the Korean Fried Glass Noddle with Beef was huge with many slices of beef within and topped with plenty of thin egg strips. Did it taste as good as it looked? Well, I took a bite and I wish I ordered this… The Q-ness of the glass noodles was evident and it tasted excellent with the tasty and tender beef slices… A very well done dish indeed and definitely great value at the current promotional price!

Fried Glass Noodle with Beef

Fried Glass Noodle with Beef

Out of the various Bibim Bap or Korean Hot Stone Pot rice I tried so far in Singapore, this has to be one of the better ones. Presentation matched the one seen on their promotional emails with nicely lined vegetables, mushrooms and chunky spicy stir-fried chicken pieces… I simply loved it… specially the sauce-soaked crispy semi-burnt rice… Another excellent dish that is great value at the current promotional price!

Hotpot Mixed Rice with Chicken

Hotpot Mixed Rice with Chicken

All in, the meal cost $30.35 including 10% service charge and 7% GST… I am actually considering coming back again before the promotion runs out at the end of the month (July 2009)… However, If I do return, I will definitely be choosing to seat away from the kitchen… which bring me to the point: Perhaps the management should take note of the kitchen staffs… Loud conversations and laughter can be heard throughout our meal… Service wise, I think it can be and should be improved with more attentive staffs or stationing a staff or two strategically as the restaurant is rather of oddly-shaped…

 

My Final Rating: 7.25/10

Address:
6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #03-92/95 The Central @ Clarke Quay, Singapore

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