I AM KIM – A new Korean casual dining restaurant by Chef Him Uy de Baron in the newly opened Estancia Mall at Capitol Commons. The restaurant stars bibimbap as star of the menu with signature combinations and an option to make your own from their wide array of sauces and produce. I really think chef Him is one of the best when in comes to flavor and texture combinations and I’ve always been a fan of their food.
Here’s something unique, their B.E.C. Bap has BACON, grilled chicken and egg. This is so good specially with their homemade sauces and that fantastic umami butter. Continue reading I Am Kim at Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons – Customizable Bibimbaps and Good Korean Comfort Food
SARIWON Korean Barbecue in Bonifacio High Street has always been on my bucket list of go to for the longest time, having tried same type of restaurants and loving the dining experience, that and the numerous raving recommendations from friends, I was so happy that I finally had the chance to visit the restaurant and try the food. Tried their Wine and Dine BBQ Set menu meant to be shared by two people.
On the table gorgeous grilled short ribs, thinly sliced bulgogi ever so flavorful with a nice soup and sweet potato noodles and then there’s the bowl of rice, in this case their bibimbap of flavorful rice and veggies on a stone pot. Continue reading Wine and Dine: Sariwon Korean Barbecue in Bonifacio High Street Central, BGC
YOREE KOREAN DINING – A new restaurant at The Forum BGC, that area’s fast becoming a go-to place for us foodies, a lot of really good restaurants opened there and yoree’s one of them. A place that specializes on charcoal barbecued meats and seafood table-side and the art of Hansik that directly translates to a full course Korean meal. A sure treat from their nice little plates of banchan to the more exquisite premium meats for grilling and a number of other hearty dishes.
I find the grilling of the meats and seafood table-side to be the most appetizing part of my dining experience at Yoree, on the picture are strips of grilling fatty wagyu belly, the aroma it exudes is just irresistible. We tried two of their lunch sets for that full hansik experience.
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LEANN’S TEA HOUSE — Stumbled upon this new Korean restaurant along Mother Ignacia, perhaps a peculiar name for a place that serves home-cooked staples familiar to a Korean household. A family of food loving entrepreneur’s first venture to the restaurant business, packing recipes from their Korean in-laws that is then transformed to this short menu of classic dishes that’s set to impress — with fresh, quality ingredients they don’t scrimp on the good stuff and I was pleasantly surprised with the stuff we tried.
Perhaps one of the most raved dish from the stuff that we tried was these Tonkatsu Kimbap – rice roll covered with a crispy layer of breaded pork cutlet. The stuffing of rice, nori, egg, crabsticks, ham, etc… keeps the thin layer of pork on the outer bits moist and succulent. The katsu outer bits give it a nice tinge of crunch before you bite into this roll that gives you a mouthful of great flavors, served with a classic katsu sauce this is a sure hit specially for the kids since it looks and tastes good and it’s certainly fun to eat. A definite must-try.
After munching on their awesome rice rolls, we decided to order some of their soju (rice wine) based cocktails while we wait for the other dishes that we got.
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I’ve been reading a lot of good write-ups about Bulgogi Brothers, mostly raving recommendations so I’ve been wanting to try it for quite some time. Recently they opened a new branch at Harbor Point Mall, Subic so we did a little road trip and had lunch at their Subic branch.
This is their Premium Boneless Short Ribs, what’s awesome is; it taste as good as it looks. Continue reading Bulgogi Brothers: Good Korean Food Fix!