Yedang Korean Restaurant again

I’ve been on a diet for a week now. I only ate a small chicken pie for breakfast and a pb&j sandwich for lunch today. By 5 pm I was so hungry already. I was about to cook dinner when Rochelle called and asked if I wanted to eat at Yedang Korean restaurant. I immediately said yes. I really liked the food at Yedang when we ate there last July.

Tonight Warren took charge in ordering. I even enjoyed the food more this time around. As usual he ordered too much but we still managed to finish almost everything. I made up all the calories I saved during the day with dinner tonight. At least I didn’t overeat.

The next 6 dishes are the free appetizers that are automatically given to each table.


sweet peanuts


sweet new potatoes
 

spicy bamboo shoots
 

beansprouts
 

kimchi
 

sweet dilis/anchovies
 
Warren ordered only 3 meat dishes to be grilled. 1 beef, 1 pork and 1 chicken. All were good but the beef was my favorite.

grill sweet beef ribs (Kalbi) P300
 

grill chicken (dak-Kui) P250
 

grill pork spare ribs P250
 
 
Take a piece of grilled meat and put it on the shiso leaf, add some rice and sauce. Roll it up and eat it. That’s what the server taught us to do. The shiso leaf was really delicious. I didn’t bother with the ordinary lettuce.

shiso leaf and lettuce
 

spicy pan fried squid w/ vegetables P300
 
The pajeon or seafood pancake was our favorite. It’s just like the Chinese oyster pancake but this used mixed seafood and some ground beef. It tasted like an omelette but with a stickier texture.

Pajon – seafood w/ green onion pancake P300
 

noodles with chop suey (Japchae) P300
 
I liked the bibimbap too. It wasn’t spicy. It tasted just like fried rice.

Dolsot Bibimbap P250
vegetable hash rice in stone pot bowl

bibimbap
 
We all loved the ginseng chicken soup. It was perfect for tonight’s rainy weather. It had soft rice in the soup. It was like arroz caldo but with more soup than rice. The broth was very flavorful and the chicken very tender. It was a bit expensive though.

ginseng chicken soup P600
 
 
 
Yedang Korean BBQ Restaurant
88 Meralco Ave., Pasig City
telephone: 636-1461

 

14 thoughts on “Yedang Korean Restaurant again

  1. hi, leslie! i’ve come across your site for a few times now and i really like it 🙂 anyways, you might wanna try the following korean restos: seoul barbecue (libis), woorijib (kalayaan avenue, qc), and fusion seoul (a hole-in-the-wall type resto in the ortigas home depot area).my husband and i are foodies and korean food addicts. hehe. we have korean friends who have recommended these places and they’re very good so we have become regulars over the years. a lot of koreans eat there (which is a good sign that they serve good, authentic korean food), as well as the more adventurous pinoys. i’d love to tell you what dishes you ought to try. you may email me at happyhourclub@yahoo.com if you like. next to home-cooked korean food which i’ve been lucky enough to try in my korean friends’ homes cooked lovingly by their moms, these restos are the next best thing. won’t tell you anymore about the  “misses” in my search of good authentic korean restos though (unless you’re interested in knowing, of course). but these “hits” would make you happy, i’m sure. btw, the other leaf they use for wrapping the meats isn’t shiso leaf but sesame leaf. my husband and i love it as well so just like you, our regular waiter knows not to serve us the usual lettuce anymore 🙂

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  2. Cool. Fusion Seoul is at the Ortigas Home Depot area. It’s at the end of  the alley in between Starbucks and Mini-Stop. Their specialty is bossam. Bossam is steamed pork belly that you wrap in lettuce, sesame leaf, or very thin pancakes (it’s really up to you and it really depends on what the resto serves with it as each Korean resto has their own way of serving it) with the usual kimchi, garlic, white kimchi, radish, or pretty much any of the side dishes that they serve along with the dish. For your sauce or condiment, you can try the ssamjang (this is the spicy fermented bean paste that you also use for samgyeopsal, galbi sal, and other grilled meats) or saeujeot (this is pickled fermented shrimp that they serve in vinegar form).Eating bossam at first seemed scary as it is STEAMED pork belly.The fat is very white.The first time my husband and I tried it was at a friend’s house. Her aunt cooked it especially for us so we had no choice but to eat it. We didn’t wanna hurt her feelings after all. I’m so glad we did as it was such an eye-opening experience. Bossam is very yummy and it has a very interesting flavor profile so unlike any other dish I’ve ever had. Not fatty at all if prepared properly and sliced very thinly by the cook.When in Fusion Seoul, you might also wanna try their he jang guk. According to Koreans, this is their “hang-over soup”. It’s very much like our very own sinigang na baboy (spare ribs) but the broth is red orange. It’s spicy and very hearty.Anyways, let me now when you get to check out Fusion Seoul, Leslie. Hope you like it!

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  3. Wow it both sounds delicious and I’ve definitely never tried those dishes. I’m really curious  about the taste of steamed pork belly as opposed to the grilled version. I’ll let you know when I finally get to eat there. Thanks again!

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    1. Hi, Leslie! How are you? Just to update you, Fusion Seoul at the Ortigas Home Depot has gone through several changes over the years. It changed its name to Seoul Fusion then became a much bigger space, no longer a hole-in-the-wall, as Masil.

      Masil has long since moved to the Oranbo area and still serves one of the best local authentic Korean cuisines to this day. They have gotten a bigger following since the move to Oranbo. The space is bigger and has a nice garden area. One thing I don’t like though is that they now only give you a couple of rounds of banchan, no matter how many you are, no matter how much you order. All in all, still good and a Korean resto I keep coming back to 🙂

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  4. ye dang is my favorite korean restaurant as well! you also have to try kimbap heaven in shaw. its a pretty obscure hole in the wall type of resto but their dishes are so good and very cheap! 

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  5. Also try the Miso Soup, it’s quite challenging hahaha! Love Yedang. That pie is so yummy and the bibimbap. Everything 🙂

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  6. Hi, Leslie! How are you? Just to update you, Fusion Seoul at the Ortigas Home Depot has gone through several changes over the years. It changed its name to Seoul Fusion and became a much bigger space, no longer a hole-in-the-wall, as Masil.

    Masil has long since moved to the Oranbo area and still serves one of the best local authentic Korean cuisines to this day. They have gotten a bigger following since the move to Oranbo. The space is bigger and has a nice garden area. One thing I don’t like though is they now only give you 2 rounds of banchan, no matter how many you are, no matter how much you order. All in all, still good and a Korean resto I keep coming back to 🙂

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