We finally made it to Ms. Yoo when some of our friends from Germany visited. As we sat down at our table, we were greeted with a bowl of their nori popcorn (who knew seaweed and popcorn went so well together?). At the beginning, I was all ready for the whole chicken we had pre-ordered (end of this post), but as civilized diners, we began with some Asian inspired cocktails.
If you are a fan of popcorn shrimp, definitely go for the K-pop shrimp that's in the snacks section. It comes with the gochujang chili sauce, which complements the crispy shrimp very nicely.
We tried two different salads - the cold tofu salad and the hanabi salad. Both were delicious, but if I went again, I would reorder the hanabi salad which is topped with hamachi and an assortment of caviar. I absolutely loved the slight crunch the sesame seeds and caviar added to the salad.
The carpaccio is flavored to perfection, and the light watercress-pecorino salad on top is a tasty embellishment!
The highlight of the night was definitely the whole chicken. It's literally served with head and feet (some would argue these are the best parts!), which is pretty rare at non-Chinese restaurants. The poultry is so juicy we stripped it to its bones! And don't forget about that rich, glutinous rice stuffed inside. When you pop those fried potato chunks into your mouth, make sure you try dipping them into the accompanied sauces first. This is hands down one of the best chicken dishes I have ever had, and it's a must order at Ms. Yoo.
- Make a reservation, and if you want the whole chicken, you must let them know beforehand so that they can prepare it (it's freshly killed!).
- If you get a seat at the bar, you get to sit beneath the beautiful garden-esque interior design!