Hello, Seoul Yummy! Seoul Yummy is a Korean restaurant which opens just recently in Avenue of The Stars area in Lippo Mall Kemang, and has already taken our attention since the first time we heard about it. Founded in 2008 in Singapore, the brand is a brainchild of a couple, Frank and Laura, who managed to capture Korean food lovers’ hearts in Singapore and achieved many awards up to date. Nowadays, Seoul Yummy has grown further and now there are 7 outlets in Singapore alone, and the latest one in Jakarta!
With concept of modern Korean style mixed with urban K-POP nuance, the place spreads young and colorful ambience, especially with the choice of bright and cheerful colors like white, red, and yellow. Every table is equipped with gas stoves and everything looks so neat and tidy. We felt comfortable almost immediately and yeah, we couldn’t wait to try the food!
Seoul Yummy offers line of Korean comfort food with signature dishes like Army Stew (Budae Jjigae if you prefer), Cheese Pot, Rice & Noodles, and variants of appetizers or light bites to complete it all. Although many people are worried eating in Korean restaurants because they usually provide pork dishes, in Seoul Yummy, you can enjoy everything with no worry because all menu use no pork and no lard.
Daebak Army Stew (Beef) IDR 168,000
Also available with Chicken for IDR 148,000.
As an Army Stew lover, it’s always exciting to see how a restaurant prepares and presents their versions of Army Stew. In Seoul Yummy, they take this to another level, the presentation is perfect just like what we see in the menu. With generous ingredients like tteokbokki (rice cake), spam sausage, enoki, beancurd, baked beans, assorted vegetables and kimchi; we can also enjoy the stew with various topping of our choice, from beef, chicken, seafood, Korean fish cakes, etc. Make sure to read the menu carefully or ask the staff if you are not sure, better safe than sorry!
We couldn’t be happier with our beef stew. The Korean ramyun is also included in the price, which is a big plus point for me as in other restaurants, we usually have to order ramyun as additional topping. Ingredients are fresh and good, not to mention that the soup is uber tasty! If you come to Seoul Yummy, it’s a no brainer that ordering their Army Stew is A MUST!
Chingu Cheese Pot IDR 188,000
Beside Army Stew, Seoul Yummy also offers variants of Cheese Pots with different ingredients. We had this Chingu Cheese Pot which has chicken wings as the main star, brushed with signature soy garlic and sweet & spicy sauce. Served with mozzarella and cheddar cheese, fries, egg, and 2 sides of your choice; this pot seems like the best idea to spend your lazy afternoon with family/friends.
After the cheese is boiled and melted, we can start rolling the cheese over the chicken, and for this part, it’s up to you whether you want to do it yourself or ask a staff to do it for you. Although it looks easy but when you do the actual thing, it is not that simple and for us, we always leave it to the staff so we can have maximum enjoyment of our cheesy chicken. Honestly, I don’t really understand the usage of cheese in modern Korean dishes, but this, I can tolerate. I actually love them cheesy chicken here in Seoul Yummy, most probably because the chicken itself already have bold flavors so I didn’t feel like I was eating cheese alone. I found it strange that I can say I was addicted to it.
Potato Pancake & Kimchi Pancake @IDR 38,000
Pan-fried pancake with shredded carrot and spring onion, available in 2 variants: with grated potato and with homemade kimchi. We like the kimchi one better, although we secretly wished that the pancake was thicker!
Spicy Chicken (IDR 78,000) / Bulgogi Beef (IDR 88,000) / Spicy Squid (IDR 98,000)
This one is with Spicy Squid topping, and we loved it! The Japchae was dark colored (the type we like) and very rich in flavor, not to mention the extra sesame oil kick! However, for the price, we expected a larger portion for sure. XD
Korean Rice Balls
Spicy Chicken (IDR 38,000) / Bulgogi Beef (IDR 48,000)
As much as I love Korean rice balls, sometimes I just want to eat without having to do everything by myself. And now, my wish is granted in Seoul Yummy, LOL! The rice balls are ready to eat, woohoo! They are shaped in small balls that can be conveniently eaten in one mouthful portion. But don’t underestimate the size because eating 3 of this is quite fulfilling already!
For the drinks, we tried their signature Ice Lemon Tea with Aiyu Jelly (IDR 23,000) which is actually a regular Ice Lemon Tea only complimented with Aiyu Jelly topping. I had my first Aiyu Jelly in Taiwan and loved the citrus taste but this version I couldn’t really taste it because I guess the lemon tea overpowered the flavor of jelly itself. Nonetheless, it was still refreshing to beat Jakarta’s humid weather.
Another drink to try was Ice Yuzu Tea (IDR 35,000), which I ordered for the sake of the yuzu. I like this one much better especially because they also included the yuzu skin and we had the slight bitterness from it to balance the sweetness.
Mr Bibimbab IDR 65,000
Dining in Seoul Yummy won’t be complete without trying their Bing Soo or Korean shaved ice! We had their Green Tea Bing Soo (which is awesome!) but our hearts were taken by Mr. Bibimbab! Seriously, Seoul Yummy’s menus are very creative and their bing soo’s names are the cutest! Mr. Bibimbab is shaved ice topped with super colorful toppings like strawberry, kiwi, Korean red bean, cornflakes, mango, blueberry, peach, almond flakes, crushed nuts and whipped cream. It’s like a major heaven for tropical fruits lovers, don’t you think so? XD
Seoul Yummy offers authentic Korean dishes with modern twist and you can find many delicious and interesting dishes here. Our recommendation is definitely to try their signature Army Stew, and if you come in larger group, you can order other menu such as Cheese Pots and other side dishes as well. Although the prices look high but we consider it’s not pricey because the portions are large and can be enjoyed for 2-4 person. We really enjoyed our first dining experience in Seoul Yummy Jakarta and we hope they remain consistent in our next visits! Congratulations Seoul Yummy for the opening of Jakarta outlet and best of luck!
* All prices are subject to 6% service charge & 10% government tax
** This review is written based on our visit on 1 June 2018.
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