30 Jun 2015 • 53 reviews • 16 followers
I tell you, mindless chatter while indulging in a good dinner with a friend has become such a precious activity when one becomes a parent. Every rare dinner date is just too short! I reached Your Woul at about 625pm and was there in time to see a big group of Korean tourists stepping out of the restaurant looking rather full and happy. The first thought that came to my mind was “Alamak, inside still go space for me anot?”
Thankfully, that group of tourists that left was the only table.
A Korean lady greeted me and seated me down, then went on to clear the tables. The restaurant was not big. It was a bit narrow and longish, with comfortable wooden chairs. And shortly after, SY sauntered in and we ordered Seafood Pancake and Pork Rib Potato Soup (Gamjatang). We also ordered some bottled berry drinks.
Actually I wasn’t very hungry – I had quite a lot of food at my office’s TGIF (as usual) and also it was my first day of menses :( kind regretted coz I ended up eating not as much at Your Woul. SY ate a lot of these though – she said the beancurd, fish cake and lotus roots were nice. I had some kimchi, very good!
We tried both the Omija Juice and Black Chokeberry Juice – I personally liked the Omija Juice a lot – If you see the Chinese translation it’s 五味子 (Five Flavor Tea), which I have drunk before in Jeju – I bought back a few bottles back home even. It’s a sourish but very refreshing an appetizing fruity herbal drink that’s very beneficial to your body. Not sure about this bottled version though – probably this has added sugar and stuff. But still nice!
Our Gamjatang arrived in a grand big (but shallow) pot. This portion is good for 2-3 pax, but I think SY and I were kinda shaken by the size – it looked huge. We asked for a less spicy version so it came without the chilli powder on top.
We went without rice as suggested by the Korean lady. Which we regretted because the soup would go super well with rice. Without rice, we felt ‘jerlat’ after drinking too much of the soup. So if you order this, please have it with rice. The pork ribs were very tender and flavourful but the potatoes were a bit hard (still cooked though).
We finished maybe 2/3 of this. On hindsight, I might have more appetite if I had ordered some rice to eat with this Gamjatang and the side dishes!
I probably will not order Gamjatang again the next time I am here. I will likely order soondubu chigae or kimchi chigae – my usual favourites!
... for full review and pics, please refer to http://wendylimwendy.com/2015/06/29/your-woul-korean-restaurant-at-goldhill-centre-novena-food-review/