Korean with a personal touch – Yourim Restaurant, Dallas

It's fair to say that I do get around – to a large number of Asian restaurants anyway. Friends of many cultures take me to a variety of establishments, but when certain chefs make a point to drag me somewhere multiple times… noteworthy.
Here at Yourim, located next to Mac Karaoke in the Korean enclave of Royal & 35, we find familiar dishes – made with integrity, detail… and love.

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^ Jokbal – sliced pig's feet. Traditionally eaten wrapped in lettuce. Here with many delicious banchan.

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^ Banchan detail.

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^ Jokbal preparation. ^ and Pajeo with seafood – a pancake made from eggs, rice flour, and here – green leeks. Wonderful.

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Soups on!

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^ GopChang JunGol… Intestines of Ox, tripe, vegetables… amazing.

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^ the previous week we did the YumSo JunGol – an excellent goat and vegetable soup.

Love this place. We go late, you can enjoy Soju until 2am, and food until 4am.

I have heard some discussion that the restaurant's name is "Youlim."  When I asked at the restaurant they pointed to the menu. It's somewhere lost in translation.


Regardless, Find it at 2525 Royal Ln, #317, Dallas, 75229. And as Andrew comments below, yes they are off to Korea 'til late September! I might have told you guys that part – d'oh!

From Tei-An to Dal Dong Nae – The Boys Hit the Town.

Sunday night, Tei-An made good on their rain-delayed Grand Opening party for the Rooftop Patio. The place was packed upstairs and down, and spilled out into One Arts Plaza. Crooner Hunter Sullivan performed on the rooftop and the guests enjoyed Teiichi's hospitality.


Nobu Dallas exec chef Matt Raso and I caught up and BS'ed as the crowd thinned. Eventually, Tei-An started to feel like it's old self as Teiichi, Hunter, Matt, Suze chef Jeff Hobbs and I commiserated in the bar as Yosuke and Val put the place back together – and kept the Yamazaki flowing. Soon, Nobu manager Yuka Hinoda joined and we took the party on the road:


^Japanese food types sure know where to get good grub at 3 A.M. Dal Dong Nae Chicken & Hof in "Korea Town."

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^We start with some soju (this type distilled from potato w/ sugar added); ^Teach and Hunter peruse the menu.

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^Banchan (small dishes that typically accompany a traditional Korean meal – the most common banchan is kimchi.)  ^Featured here are some delicious little sausages.

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^ A pork ssam dish, Jokbal (cured pork wrapped in lettuce with condiments).

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^Korean Barbecue!

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^Nobu peeps Yuka (L) and Matt (R) dig in.

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^The famous "Army Soup," Budae Jjigae.

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Crazy good stuff. If you don't eat like this – get out of your box and live a little!

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