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August 21, 2012

Yoogane 유가네 : Famous Dak Galbi in Korea now in the Philippines- Il Terrazzo


Good news to Korean cuisine fanatics! The famous restaurant chain in Korea that specializes in chicken galbi since 1981 is now in the Philippines. Yoogane Philippines could be found at the ground floor of Il Terrazzo, Tomas Morato

As we enter the spacious establishment, colorful cartoon drawings were painted on the brick walls with several portraits framed and hanged on it, giving a vibrant and happy atmosphere for diners.  


We were initially served with classic appetizers like kimchi, radish and shredded cabbage in tangy dressing.


We ordered for their specialty which is Yoogane's Marinated Chicken Galbi (P210)


An order of this would be enough for 1-2 persons unless you get the one with fried rice which could serve more people. The server would be the one to cook the marinated chicken galbi in front of you until it's completely done. There's an exhaust fan above the iron grill to keep the smoke off the area but it didn't quite help in preventing the smell from getting into our clothes.

Yoogane's Marintaed Chicken Galbi is basically chunks of chicken fillet marinated in Korean red chili paste. It was mixed with cabbage, leeks, Korean rice cakes (Dokboki), and a slice of sweet potato. 

This dish was indeed spicy. So for all spicy lovers out there, ordering this is a must. How I wish we  had ordered the one with fried rice and an add on of mozzarella cheese (P80) to balance out its spiciness. Nevertheless, we still enjoyed our marinated Dak Galbi.

Beef Bulgogi (P220)


We also ordered for their Beef Bulgogi which is a highly recommended dish especially for those who are not used to spicy dishes.

The Beef Bulgogi was sweet and savory mixed with leeks and onions. Visible amount of fats are included with the beef to make this dish even more flavorful and juicy.

Chap Chae (P200)


Our favorite dish for the night was this smooth and silky glass noodles called Chap Chae. It was mixed with carrots, mushrooms, leeks and few bits of meat, adding colors and texture to the sweet plate of Korean vermicelli. 

Korean Style Seafood Pancake (P105)


The only dish that didn't impress us during our visit was this version of the heamul pajeon or Korean Style Seafood Pancake.

It has few bits of shrimp and squid pieces with strips of green onions that already got a slightly burnt taste. The pancake was like a thin layer of scrambled egg that seems to be more like an omelette than a pancake for me. I don't know if it was really supposed to be like that but I must say that I've had better ones before. 

After finishing up everything that we've ordered, complimentary bottles of Yakult were given as a sweet and refreshing meal ender. 


Yoogane's Menu: 


Yoogane is still on soft opening but we were quite happy on our first visit. This definitely won't be the last. I wish they could add more on their menu and add more appetizers too :)



Yoogane Philippines
G/F IL Terrazzo Mall, 305 Tomas Morato Ave.,
Cor. Scout Mandrinan St. Brgy. South Triangle, Quezon City
Tel Num: 0917-8107179
Facebook Fan Page: www.facebook.com/YooganePhilippines

26 comments:

  1. Nice Korean foods and it's now in the Philippines.

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  2. Did you went on the opening day? I was there too!

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  3. looks delicious! haven't tried korean food yet but i think now is the time to introduce korean food to my taste buds

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  4. You have just given me the perfect idea where to bring my family this weekend! Thank you for this post!

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  5. Yakult as the finisher is just right I think, after the scorching hotness from those nice looking Kim chis. This is my first time to hear about seafood pancake - it looks interesting.

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  6. Oh that pancake must stink like fish! LOL

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  7. This is the first establishment that I've heard of that gives Yakult for free (sana yung bigger sizes joke :P)

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  8. u8mypinkcookiesAugust 22, 2012

    i'd love to try it. i didn't get to try this in seoul during our trip.

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  9. hi cha! i went there just last weekend hehe :)

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  10. welcome @0c6b50cb3944762f242e36f4d70e4eda:disqus :)

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  11. @f42923735bc6d8370b83d10e99129f77:disqus it didn't really tasted bad but we've had better :)

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  12. @e7df5eb4aebb0b8c46b2836660a72703:disqus agree! i wish it was unlimited like the appetizers too hehe :)

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  13. @3fa679afb3bd9a14906580e06c38d6ff:disqus finally, you can finally try it out here! :)

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  14. special education philippinesAugust 22, 2012

    I like going to Tomas Morato. Imagine a whole street of restaurants and food indulgences. This Yoogane is something to try. I like that they give complimentary yakult. That's the first time I've heard of a resto do that. :)

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  15. i love korean as well as their dishes, i wish i can go to korea (south and north) someday and maybe dine with my fave K actors wearing their traditional hanbok, oh how i wish.

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  16. I'm planning to visit Yoogane soon.. :D I'd love to try more Korean restos, especially authentic ones like this Korean favorite~ ^^

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  17. Can't wait to try Yoogane soon! :)

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  18. I admit I'm not into Korean food (just Koreanovela...hehehe), but my husband would surely love this place because he loves Kimchi (which I hate!).

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  19. Hope to try it soon. The interior and ambiance is very Korean-like. )

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  20. I love yoogane's Dak Galbi

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  21. Kayla FelixJune 25, 2013

    may ongoing promo si yoogane, pag nag dine-in ka and nag total ng 750 ang bill mo you will have a 5 day free pass to 360 fitness club.

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  22. wow! thanks for sharing :)

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  23. Jean FelicianoAugust 28, 2013

    visited yoogane last weekend and saw a lot of new dishes in their menu. one of the high lights that make me decide to have my lunch there is they have bibimbap already.

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  24. thanks for the info! will visit yoogane again to check out their new items :)

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  25. love yoogane and their authentic korean flavor meals. and love the ambiance of the store

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  26. best korean restaurant ever been. love their dak galbi with rice cake and mozzarella cheese

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