Yangyum brings to Waterloo, Ontario the deliciously secret Korean recipes of owner and chief cook, the mysterious 정연. A takeout and delivery-only establishment, we are ultra conveniently located right inside the Waterloo Central Supermarket, which is just steps from the University of Waterloo and
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The name Yangyum was conceived over the course of a long night of plotting, scheming, and spiced rum. A slight variation of the typical spelling Yangnyum or Yangnyeom, the word refers to a variety of seasoned fried chicken - our version Yangyum is meant to sound even more yummy. Although we offer a variety of Korean dishes - Yangyum chicken is our passion and our speciality. And its pronounced how it looks - Yang-YUM!
Most important of all, the sauces and marinades we serve are 100% homemade! Our Yangyum Red sauce is made with Korean hot pepper paste, garlic, soy sauce, and hot pepper powder. It might sound fearsome but its not really that hot - just tangy and delicious! But our Yangyum Black is surely a little more tame - made with soy sauce, onions, garlic, and regular old pepper.
Kitchener-Waterloo's Original Korean Fried Chicken!
How to Order
We are officially open for business as of May 7 2018 and you are more than welcome to visit us in person to place an order!
If you're inclined to place a pick-up order please give us a call at 226-791-4524 and we'll be happy to answer any questions you have and get your meal under way.
In addition, we are currently featured on the following delivery services, for your convenience:
About Korean Cuisine
At Yangyum we serve many delicious things, most of which are typical Korean fare. If you are just making your first foray into Korean food, here are some helpful considerations!
Yangyum Chicken (양념 치킨) is our speciality. Our chicken wings are double-fried for double deliciousness, after which they're covered in either a sweet or tangy & spicy sauce and peppered with sesame seeds. If you visit us in-store, we also offer our iconic Yangyum Cup, with the same homemade sauces, but in convenient boneless chicken bites to eat on-the-go.
Bulgogi (불고기) translates literally to fire meat, but not so much because it is hot or spicy, just because its meat cooked with fire! Marinated in soy sauce with garlic, onions, and other wonderfully tasty ingredients, Bulgogi is a staple of Korean cuisine.
Bibimbap (비빔밥) features the delicious triumverate: bulgogi, mixed vegetables, and an eye-catching egg - served on top of rice. The word itself means mixed rice, but doesn't do justice to the combination of flavors that upon a bite will befall your mouth.
Kimbap (김밥) is Korea's answer to the renowned sushi roll. Wrapped in seaweed, kimbap may feature ham or bulbogi and a variety of vegetables, wrapped up together with rice and ready to devour. Is it actually pronounced Gimbap? No one really knows.
Japchae (잡채) is a sweet and savory dish of glass noodles that according to Wikipedia, is very popular in Korean cuisine. Glass noodles are, of course, not made from actual glass. They're just called that because they're kind of transparent!
Dakgogi Rice (닭고기밥) is a new addition to our menu since September 2018. Sliced chicken is marinated in our savory Yangyum Red sauce and then served with a fried egg and fried vegetables on rice.
Spicy Pork Rice (돼지) is pretty much what it sounds like.
We make occasional changes to our dishes and menu based on your valued feedback! Currently our rice dishes (Bulgogi, Dakgogi, Spicy Pork Rice) are accompanied by a mix of fried vegetables including onion, chives, carrots, and red and yellow pepper. (Feeling especially famished? We can add Extra Egg or Extra Meat to these dishes for $1 or $2 respectively). And like our fried chicken, we sprinkle some sesame seeds on top for good measure. If you have any allergies or other concerns, please contact us and we'll do our best to answer your questions!
Chief Cook and Owner/Director
Jungyun (Adela) was born in Seoul, Korea and attended Sejong University, majoring in arts. She relocated to Canada in 2015 and enrolled in a Hotel and Restaurant Management program at Conestoga College.
In 2018, after graduating, Jungyun realized her dream of starting her own restaurant, by opening Yangyum.
Jungyun is especially excited to introduce Kitchener-Waterloo to the well-known Korean chicken and kimbap recipes that she enjoyed and grew up with in Seoul.
Jungyun can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Official Yangyum Taster and Owner/Director
A longtime fan of Korean BBQ, Jeremy couldn't help but sign up to serve as Yangyum's website and graphic designer after just one taste of the delicious fried chicken.
Jeremy attended the University of Waterloo and subsequently settled in the area, largely by accident. In addition to his responsibilities at Yangyum, Jeremy has acheived a modest amount of obscurity working at a local software company.
He can often be found on the GO Train to Toronto, dreaming of delicious 갈비.
Jeremy can be contacted at email@example.com.
Yangyum is a registered corporation of Ontario as 2629214 Ontario Inc.
Copyright © 2018 Yangyum Inc.