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Posted 23 September 2009 - 10:25 AM

I had my first try on a Korean restaurant last week in Tagaytay and we had Samgyeopsal and a beef stew with glass noodles (i forgot the name). Our order of Samgyeopsal came with a set of various appetizers, along with kimchi of course, soup on a hot plate, sticky rice, fresh leaf vegetables, and pork belly which is cooked in front. To eat it, you basically get a piece of lettuce and put here the pork, rice, kimchi or any spices that you want, roll it and stuff it whole in your mouth. Its great to be gobbled up with Chum Churum Soju.

Mind you, Kimchi smells of a day old underwear and one has to develop a taste for it. It is pickled or fermented vegetable mostly cabbage and tastes spicy and sour.

Samgyeopsal and the Beek Stew costs P350 each while the Chum Churum Soju costs P200.


...Please feel free to post some suggestions on where to eat, and what to try next...

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 01:11 PM

For the past three years, my life has revolved around Koreans so I guess I'm an authority here... everybody already knows kimchi so let's go to something else...



chapche... the Korean version of pansit

soon doo boo chige...

Korean BBQ is good if you go for the sweet tangy taste

kalbi...

kimbap for snacks...

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 02:16 PM

i like korean food

it's nutritious, tasty and spicy

but i'm not an expert though, i've only eaten in two korean restaurants: kaya and uuma

kaya has lots of branches in the metro (powerplant mall, podium, robinson's ermita to name a few)

and uuma is in the fort strip in bonifacio

try their noodle dishes, sarap :)

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 08:03 PM

Bi Bim Bap

Lots of healthy vegetables, rice, and a little meat.

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 08:41 PM

i've had the best korean beef stew in a restaurant in seoul but the name of the dish and place didn't have any english translation. the shredded beef is served like shabu-shabu (a table with a stove), and with side dishes like kimchi, lettuce leaves and steamed rice.

anyone knows what this is called and if this is available here? thanks. :) will look up photo from my file.

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 09:12 PM

So where's the best place to eat some Korean food here in metro manila?

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 11:45 PM

Try Korea Garden on Jupiter in Makati. Nothing super spectacular (but quite good), but they have this set meal (about 1 grand) good for, say, 2-3 pax (think lauriat). Set includes Korean BBQ, beef stew, kimchi, gyoza, and lots of other stuff (I don't know what they're called).

Edited by ForeverSummer, 01 December 2009 - 11:47 PM.


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Posted 02 December 2009 - 01:48 AM

So where's the best place to eat some Korean food here in metro manila?



Yedang.

i do try other korean restos, but i always, always go back to Yedang.

nothing like kimchi chigae to nurse me back to health. :thumbsdownsmiley:

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 11:09 AM

In QC, there are a couple of korean restaurants along Kalayaan Ave.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 08:12 PM

Inside BF Paranaque there are several Korean restaurants. Most of my clients prefer Blooming Garden (which has good samgyeopsal) which is located @ Aguirre Avenue. One of my new clients, however, informed me of another Korean place which is popular among BF Korean residents. She said it is somewhere @ Presidents Avenue between BF Tahanan Village and Caltex station. Please scout this place and make a detailed report! I don't know the name, it was a long Korean name that my mind didn't absorb.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 08:38 AM

In QC, there are a couple of korean restaurants along Kalayaan Ave.


I did see those korean restaurants as I passed by the Kalayaan avenue area (just pass trellis coming from the Circle)

Any FR if these establishments are good ???? are they being patronized by korean nationals ??



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Posted 27 April 2010 - 09:25 AM

arent there korean restaurants in malate/ermita area?  one place worth mentioning is korean palace which serves expensive but delicious korean food.  well thats that only place i know....

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 08:49 PM

kamjatang & SondeGuk is the best for me

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 08:51 PM

i've had the best korean beef stew in a restaurant in seoul but the name of the dish and place didn't have any english translation. the shredded beef is served like shabu-shabu (a table with a stove), and with side dishes like kimchi, lettuce leaves and steamed rice.

anyone knows what this is called and if this is available here? thanks. :) will look up photo from my file.


I think you ordered Bulgogi, you can try at BF homes paranaque, I had seen a lot of korean restaurant's there

Edited by direstraits94, 24 May 2010 - 08:53 PM.


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Posted 06 November 2010 - 07:50 AM

Is there Bon Chon chicken in Manila or something similar?

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 12:42 PM

I did see those korean restaurants as I passed by the Kalayaan avenue area (just pass trellis coming from the Circle)

Any FR if these establishments are good ???? are they being patronized by korean nationals ??



Teacher's village is becoming Koreatown. That explains the increasing number of Korean Restos and Grocery stores in the area. There are also English Language Schools there.

From QC circle, the first and biggest Korean Resto on your right would be WOORIJIB. I love the Jjamppong Ramyeon. Dukkboki is usually good. But there were times when some ingredients were absent so maybe you have to rely on luck, too. Kimbap is good. They have the usual stuff on the menu, sam gyeopsal, mandoo, bulgogi, which are all okay.

Walking distance from that are DaeYang Kalbi and Jjang Gun (Geez, I really hope my memory serves me right). I heard the Jajjang Myeon there is good. And Kalbi, too!

A lit further, on the first floor of Kalayaan Plaza you will find Family Restaurant. Food is also good.

But the best Korean food I have ever had is Maegi Mae Oon Tang somewhere in the Don Antonio area. If I could only remember the resto. (sorry)

I say these restos are good. But I have tasted the best Korean food from the grandmothers and mothers who have cooked for me. My ultimate favorite Korean dishes are: Dakkdorittang (it's chicken na super spicy), Dukkbokki, Jjamppong, Maegi, and as for soup, Dwendjang Jiggae!

For your Grocery needs: There's one just off the corner of Matalino and Kalayaan Ave. Used to be called BooJa Mart, now it's Nice Mart. Then along Kalayaan Ave, in the middle of all the restos mentioned above is Saranghe Banchan Kagae.

Edited by erato, 07 November 2010 - 12:44 PM.


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Posted 07 November 2010 - 05:37 PM

I say these restos are good. But I have tasted the best Korean food from the grandmothers and mothers who have cooked for me. My ultimate favorite Korean dishes are: Dakkdorittang (it's chicken na super spicy), Dukkbokki, Jjamppong, Maegi, and as for soup, Dwendjang Jiggae!



I had the opportunity to try this wonderful fermented soybean paste soup a few weeks ago. (at a korean restaurant in the timog area)

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And I just soooooo fell in love with it.


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Posted 07 November 2010 - 06:06 PM

I had the opportunity to try this wonderful fermented soybean paste soup a few weeks ago. (at a korean restaurant in the timog area)

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And I just soooooo fell in love with it.


Looks delish, indeed! Something's different, though. The soup in your photo is clearer than the homecooked ones I have tried (or maybe the particles just settled?). Sorry I don't have a clear photo, but if you take a look at the photo below, the duenjjang jiggae is at the top right. LOL See, not so clear. But really good! :D *stares at the photo* mouth-watering!

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 06:51 PM

Korean Side Dishes aka Ban Chan

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 06:56 PM

Jjamppong Ramyeon

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