HYU Korean Restaurant – Dubai
I asked my son where he wanted to have lunch on his birthday and he was confused between Chili’s and Hyu Korean restaurant. Chili’s because he loves their kid’s mac n’ cheese and the kid’s pizza. In Hyu, it is their deep fried chicken with sweet sauce.
Finally, he decided to have his birthday lunch at Hyu so we went there yesterday to celebrate. Hyu is a Korean restaurant tucked away somewhere in Oud Metha. It’s not fine dining for sure but I would say that dishes are authentic. Not that I’ve been to Korea before but judging from lots of Korean eating whenever we visit, it is a good sign.
While waiting for our order, we were given several complimentary banchan (side dishes). They always serve different items every time we were there and the only staple dish is the kimchi. Banchan are either hot or cold side dishes and I’m excited to come here because of these delicious little appetizers (for me they are appetizers!)
And this fried chicken with sweet sauce is the reason why we celebrated Cole’s birthday in this restaurant. This is his favorite dish in the world (as he said). I didn’t know that this will be a hit for adults as well so we had to re-order more.
This one is a pork dish which of course is written in Korean so I don’t know the name nor recall what it’s called. The pork is sliced as thin as a bacon and cooked in what seems to be in kimchi and spring onions. I like it but I don’t think it’s for everyone.
They told us that pork items cannot be grilled anymore inside the room because of the smell (huh?) but they can give it to us already cooked. Fine!
I don’t have a proper photo of bibimbap so I got this from their Facebook page. Bibimbap is basically rice with vegetables, chili pepper paste, with a choice of meat (we had chicken and beef) mixed together in a very hot bowl. This is a complete meal in itself.
Since we cannot grill the pork, I just asked for my second favorite barbeque dish which so happens to be their best seller – the marinated short ribs. Korean meal is not complete if you don’t do barbeque, yah know! It’s fun and interactive.
You can just eat these delicious slices of meat on its own or partner them with steamy rice. However, traditionally, you can wrap a slice in lettuce and put all the condiments you like. I told you, it’s fun!
We regularly visit during lunch on a Friday after Cole’s cathecism in St. Mary’s church so we never had to book a reservation but I know it can get crowded sometimes. Go and visit their Facebook page if you want more info : https://www.facebook.com/HYU-Korean-Restaurant