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Turning Korean at Ci Yoo in Tagaytay [Rebranded to Kuya Rex Korean Restaurant]

Note: Ci Yoo has been renamed to Kuya Rex Korean Restaurant. 

The cold Tagaytay weather had the boyfie craving for something with hot broth, and because we want to try something else (aside from the good old bulalo), we decided to try Korean Shabu-Shabu at Ci Yoo Korean Resto.

Korean restaurants are everywhere, that even the area where I live has at least 5 Korean restaurants along the street. However, I was still surprised to find a Korean place in Tagaytay. 

The place looks quite typical for a Korean resto, with semi-private booths and a private room. The boyfie and I were seated at one of the semi-private booths. 

For our dinner, we ordered the Beef Shabu-Shabu for 2 (Php 900).

The Beef Shabu-Shabu Set has Australian Wagyu Tenderloin, two sets of veggies, and other shabu shabu toppings (like egg, Korean dumplings, crabstick, etc) and noodles. 

our shabu-shabu

I haven't tried Korean Shabu-Shabu before so the boyfie guided me the whole time. First, we waited until the broth was boiling and put the veggies and dumplings. Because the wagyu was thinly-sliced, I only have to have to dip the meat in the broth for a few seconds and dip it in the thick sauce. 

When the meat is gone, and the broth has absorbed the flavors from the wagyu, pour in the leftover thick sauce, and the noodles in the broth. 

We also had an order of Kimbap (Php 220). 


I always love Kimbap and I have no complaints about theirs, except that they forgot about our request to not put ham on our Kimbap. Gladly, they fixed the problem right away. 

Overall, I had an enjoyable experience having Korean Shabu-Shabu with the boyfie. A small glitch aside, we loved the food in Ci Yoo. The prices are reasonable and the servings are generous. I can't wait to be back when we return to Tagaytay. :)


Ci Yoo Korean Restaurant
Ground Floor, 
Magallanes Square,
Aguinaldo Highway corner Magallanes Drive, 
Tagaytay City