Category Archives: Korean Restaurants (Philippines)

[Korean Resto] Bulgogi Brothers in Greenbelt 5

The Bistro Group brought this South Korean franchise to the Philippines in 2011. Bulgogi Brothers specializes in authentic Korean cuisine and bulgogi marinated barbecued meat. The “bul” means fire and “gogi” means meat.

b1My friends and I visited their Greenbelt 5 branch. The restaurant has this modern look yet still keeping the traditional Korean feel. Look at the wide selection of wine at the wine rack.

b4First they gave us the free appetizer plate of sweet corn, sweet potato, and quail eggs. They also served free house tea.

B2Similar to other Korean restaurants, they provide unlimited servings of banchan (Korean side dishes) but it was only three kind of variety. The sweet and spicy lettuce salad, picked radish and cucumber, and of course kimchi.

And here are what we ordered!

b5Dubu Steak 6 pcs, which is fried crispy dubu(tofu) with teriyaki sauce and bean sprout.

b7Bulgogi Bibimbap, a traditional Korean favorite (mixed rice). Combination of bulgogi, vegetables, and rice.

b6Haemul Doenjang-jjigae, a soybean stew with assorted seafood and vegetables. Served with rice.

b3Pork Bolgogi, a marinated pork that you can eat by dipping on the sauces and wrapping on the lettuce leaf.

Added bonus to KPOP fans is the large TV screen showing KPOP music videos and concerts!

We enjoyed the food and the service. We were four and paid about 500php each. I have yet to try Bulgogi Brothers in Korea and compare the taste. Putting it on my what to do list for my trip! 🙂

Bulgogi Brothers
A Korean BBQ Restaurant
Level 3, Greenbelt 5
Telephone: +632 621-6216, 621-5289

They have branches in SM Mall of Asia and Alabang Town Center. Regional branches at Harbor Point in Subic and SM Lanang Premier in Davao. More information at their website, FacebookTwitter, and Instagram (@BulgogiBrosPh).

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[Info] Bulgogi Brothers Offers Lunch Set Meals

For Korean cuisine fanatics, Bulgogi Brothers is currently offering lunch set meals and is already good for two persons.

You can choose from the 3 lunch sets, complete with banchan (side dishes), 2 entrées, japchae, rice and tea.

Chicken Set (Chicken bulgogi served with dubu steak and japchae) P895 (dubu steak is one of my fave)

Gwang Yang Set (Gwang Yang-style bulgogi served with japchae and haemul pajeon) P995

Seoul Style Set (Seoul-style bulgogi served with chicken naengchae salad and japchae) P995

The set meals are only available from 11am to 3pm from Monday to Friday.

Bulgogi Brothers offers a sophisticated ambience and you can visit them at Level 3, Greenbelt 5 and Lower Ground Floor, The Garden, Alabang Town Center. They are soon to open this August in SM Mall of Asia.

Photos from Bulgogi Brothers Philippines Facebook page.

김밥천국 Kimbap Cheonguk or Kimbap Heaven Restaurant, Ortigas

Kimbap Heaven is a Korean snacks and grill that me and my friends frequent along Escriva Drive in Ortigas. It is not visible from the street because it is situated inside a building called Amber Square with other Korean businesses.


These are the MUST TRY dishes that we always order.

Ddeokbokki or spicy rice cake is one of the most popular snacks in Korea, which is typically sold by street vendors that you can see on Korean dramas. 180php
Kimbap is basically the Korean version of Japanese Maki but it is rice, egg and vegetables wrapped in seaweed. 100php
Steamed Mandu is beef dumplings with vegetables is their hit and cannot be left out on our orders. 180php
Jjampong Ramen or spicy seafood noodle soup is also a must try. 180php
Add these dishes to the must tries.

Dolsot bibimbap is a mix of meat(usually beef), rice and slivered vegetables which have been blanched and dressed with sesame oil and soy sauce with gochujang (chili pepper paste) on a hot stone bowl topped with raw egg. 250php
Samgyupsal is pork belly Korean barbecue with dipping sauces of gireumjang made of  salt, black pepper and sesame oil and doenjang (soybean paste). 200php

Of course, Korean food is not complete without Banchan or side dishes!!!
Kimbap Heaven has the best Kimchi!

Address:
Amber Square Building
J. Escriva Drive (near Astoria Plaza)
Ortigas Center, Pasig
Tel: 02-633-0953 / 0920-518-2178
Business Hours: 10AM to 10PM

Manila Branch:
Nakpil St. cor. Adriatico
Tel: 02-528-0231 / 0921-421-1997
Business Hours: 10AM to 12AM

The place is not fancy and big but is cozy, and is a must try. The prices are so affordable too and they have a superb service.


To complete the Korean dining experience, finish it with Korean ice cream that can be bought at the convenient store nearby! JJang!!!

Another dinner with Chinggus at Min Sok Korean Restaurant

Another Korean dinner with my chinggus after the Korean boyband, ZE:A, event last January 13 at Min Sok. It is a house converted to a restaurant. It is simple but an authentic Korean Restaurant I must say.

We keep coming back to Min Sok for their meat dishes, especially their samgyupsal. I think the secret is with their home-made Ssamjang (soybean paste dipping sauce),which tastes better from other restaurants I have tried.

Samgyupsal P300 (pork)

Chadolbaki P350 (beef)

Short ribs P490

All these of course with UNLIMITED lettuce.

For every order of two meats, you get a free bowl of Deunjang Jjiagae. So, we ordered four meats and got two bowls free.

Deunjang Jjiagae P220 (bean paste vegetable stew)

What I love about Korean restaurants are their Banchan (side dishes) and yeah, it is unlimited.

The famous mixed rice which you can see at Korean dramas.

Bibimbap P250 (rice mixed with meat, vegetables, an egg, and chili pepper paste)

Kalguksu P250 (soup made with hand-style noodles and seafood)

Seafood Jeon P250 (seafood and green onion pancake), which is also one of my favorite.

We were a total of 12 and paid only P3000+. That was for 4 orders of meats, 3 bibimbap, 1 deunjang jjiagae, 1 jeon, and 1 kalgukso. ~~ Cheap and yummy Korean food. I can’t wait to come back.

 

LOCATION: Min Sok is a hole in the wall restaurant which you would not find unless you go into the side streets.  It is located at Don Pedro Street, Makati.  When you’re at Kalayaan Ave, you have to turn to the street where Mini-Stop is. It is near Grilla Grill.