Day 064 : Your Woul Restaurant

Met a Korean friend today who brought me to an authentic Korean restaurant next to United Square called Your Woul. Kind of a funky name and the menu was even funkier. Other than Bim Bam Bap, I recognised nothing else that the kitchen cooks up.

So I asked my friend to reccomend something unique and he suggested the Korean version of Bak Kut Teh. It’s a boiling soup with hearty servings of pork ribs in a broth flavoured with 干菜 (gan cai, dried vegetables). It’s pretty interesting although the taste is milder, despite the ample sprinkling of chilli flakes, than our usual Teochew-styled pork ribs soup. My friend said it’s very rare to find a Korean restaurant in Singapore that sells it.

But my favourite discovery was this herbal wine called 百岁酒 (bai sui jiu, hundred-years wine). It doesn’t mean that the wine has been aged a hundred years before serving, but the health-prolonging properties of it. Made with 14 herbs including ginseng, Schisandra and wolfberries, the wine has an aromatic herbal note with a tinge of sweetness of rice wine. Pure ecstasy on smell and taste!

At the restaurant, it costs S$25.00 for a 375ml bottle. Not cheap. But I am addicted. So I crossed over to Novena Square 2 to a Korean supermart on level 3 (I think) and got a bottle for S$17.90. The label is slightly different and the taste, I felt, is off too but it’s good enough.

What an eventful Sunday with the discovery of a new eat and the emotional landscape of someone’s who is a long way from home.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jassy
    Mar 05, 2012 @ 14:30:13

    all those herbs + alcohol, i wonder what the product/s is/are 🙂


    • Darren Ng
      Mar 06, 2012 @ 12:11:56

      Those are Korean side dishes that accompanies a meal and not herbs that goes into the wine. Product/s is/are from all those herbs + alcohol? Well, it/they is/are sh*t. LOL… What goes in, must come out! 🙂


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