Yukga Korean BBQ: Satisfying Premium Aged Meat

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I always love random dates with my friends because I love being with them and catching up with them in person even if we do chats most of the time. Our very late Christmas dinner with my best friend/ business partner finally pushed through this year! We ended up having our belated Christmas dinner at her newest favorite Korean restaurant in the Garden Row in Cebu I.T Park which is the Yukga Korean BBQ. Yes, we both love Korean dishes but my friend Kristine doesn’t like the idea of doing the cooking of meat for herself, that’s why she introduced me here at Yukga, this place is perfect because someone will cook the meat on our behalf while we just enjoy chitchatting and eating all night.

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We didn’t make any reservations because we were a bit early for dinner and got ourselves a perfect seat that is good for two. My friend ordered her favorite meal the DwaejiBulgogi Spicy Pork BBQ and two orders of their Aged Pork Belly (Samgyeopsal). This restaurant is the first in Cebu that uses a cast iron grill that prevents the meat from sticking to the pan once you start grilling it. I was amazed to see how perfectly cooked our meat was, it’s juicy and it’s not overcooked. Yukga serves unlimited side dishes like soup, radish, kimchi, pancake kimchi, egg, lettuce, and a variety of sauces.

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Photo from Yukga Korean BBQ Facebook Page
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Photo from Yukga Korean BBQ Facebook Page

Honestly, I usually don’t like the taste of the soup in most Korean restaurants, but here in Yukga, I was surprised to myself that I finished a bowl of it! I liked the flavor of the soup it complements my taste. I don’t eat kimchi but their pancake kimchi is a must-try, it’s really delicious and savory. For their premium age meat, I must say it’s worth it! It may not be an unlimited samgyeopsal but we were both so full and satisfied with just two orders of it. The DwaejiBulgogi was amazing, I love the spiciness of it makes me want to ask for more but well it’s not part of the side dishes.

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Overall, I am pleased and satisfied with their service from the staff who cooked our meat, to the chef who prepared our Bulgogi and of course, the ambiance that is clean and organized everything is to my liking.

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If you’re in a group, I would suggest reserving their VIP room that can accommodate up to 16 persons with no minimum order. They only require at least 5 people and each should order their premium meat and you will have the place for yourselves. This is a very great offer considering the current situation now that we really have to make sure we’re safe and still observing social distancing. They accept advance orders and bulk orders for all occasions just message them on their FB Page https://www.facebook.com/Yukgakoreanbbq or call them at 0917707219. The restaurant is open daily from 11:00 AM until 10:00 PM and is located at Garden Row Ayala Mall Central Bloc, IT Park, Cebu.

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Photo from Yukga Korean BBQ Facebook Page
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Photo from Yukga Korean BBQ Facebook Page
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Photo from Yukga Korean BBQ Facebook Page
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Photo from Yukga Korean BBQ Facebook Page
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Photo from Yukga Korean BBQ Facebook Page

That’s it Hivers, another K craving checked, please comment down below suggestions for Korean BBQ here in Cebu that you want me to try out! See you all on my next post, bye!💚


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