The familiar spot at 9700 E 63rd St. Raytown, Mo has been home to many great and some not-so eateries, dating back to the eighties when it housed a great BBQ restaurant. Located just off Raytown Rd. next to the Wendy's its not hard to find.
While we all know and love our local Mama China restaurant, the Blue Yuu is more a Korean style menu with several Bibimbap dishes as well as several Doisot items. I'll try to explain below what each of the menu items are.
The restaurant is nice, and a bit more "upscale" than your typical Chinese restaurant. The prices are reasonable, the service was fantastic and the food was great! I'm looking forward to going back soon and I'm so happy to have someplace new to eat in Raytown.
A variation of this dish, dolsot bibimbap, "dolsot" meaning "stone pot"), is served in a very hot stone bowl in which a raw egg is cooked against the sides of the bowl. The bowl is so hot that anything that touches it sizzles for minutes. Before the rice is placed in the bowl, the bottom of the bowl is coated with sesame oil, making the layer of the rice touching the bowl golden brown and crispy.
I must admit I had never had Korean fare before and really didn't know what to expect. The dish is served in a VERY hot stone bowl, but what is most striking is the raw egg on the top of the meal.
Served with the Bibimbap is a spicy chili pepper paste, that reminded me of Thai food. I also received a tasty coleslaw with the meal.
I ordered the Delsot Fish Roe Bibimbap, not everyone is immediately aware that Fish Roe is like Caviar or fish eggs.
The restaurant has only been open for a couple of days, and really hasn't launched any advertising yet. The traffic at lunch was relatively few, but remarkably there were several repeat customers who were greeted by the manager as they came in. On repeat customer brought three other new patrons with him.
The manager assured me that they can make any traditional "Asian" food, or practically anything else you would like.
What I found most exciting was the presence of a not yet in use SUSHI BAR! I love Sushi, and the stuff they serve a Raytown Hy-Vee isn't quite what I'd call good sushi.
The Sushi bar should be open in a few weeks and hopefully they will have their liquor liscence by then also, because what's sushi without Sake!
Bibimbap (Korean pronunciation: (pibimbap) is a popular Korean dish. The word literally means "mixed meal." Bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul (sautéed and seasoned vegetables) and gochujang (chili pepper paste). A raw or fried egg and sliced meat (usually beef) are common additions. The ingredients are stirred together thoroughly just before eating. It can be served either cold or hot.
Vegetables commonly used in bibimbap include julienned cucumber, zucchini, mu (daikon), mushrooms, doraji (bellflower root), and gim, as well as spinach, soybean sprouts, and gosari (bracken fern stems). Dubu (tofu), either plain or sautéed, or a leaf of lettuce may be added, or chicken or seafood may be substituted for beef. For visual appeal, the vegetables are often placed so that adjacent colors complement each other.