If my memory serves me right, it was actually 5 years ago when I first had my taste of the spicy dishes of Korean cuisine. Back then, there were just a few Korean restaurants in the Metro that was owned by a Korean family who migrated here in the Philippines. It was great since a customer would really feel that he is in a Korean home for the service resembles very much of what a Korean family is during meal times.
It was surprising that now, Korean restaurants spudded like mushrooms all over the Metro and luckily, I got to try a lot of their dishes.
- Banchan - small dishes of food served as an appetizer. Usually consist of Kimchi and different kinds of steamed vegetables.
Banchan (Kogi Bulgogi)
- Kimbap - rice rolls usually with meat, eggs and vegetable.
Nude Kimbap (Kogi Bulgogi Eastwood)
Kimbap (Jang-gun Libis)
- Japchae - Stir Fried glass noodles with meat and vegetables.
Japchae (Jang Gun Libis)
Japchae (Kogi Bulgogi Eastwood)
- Gui - Grilled meats
Dweji Bulgogi/ Pork Bulgogi
Gui's is served with Gochujang a spicy soy bean paste, garlic, mint and lettuce leaves.
Daenjang Chige - Spicy soybean curd soup (Seoul Barbecue)
- Tempura / Saueju - Deep fried Tiger Prawns
Saeju (Kogi Bulgogi)
Mandu - Korean Fried Dumplings (Jang Gun)
Songpyeon - Assorted Korean Rice Cakes. Theyre not too sweet like our local rice cakes but sure they are delish!
The Korean wave has really been a hit for most Filipinos. I love the richness and the spicyness of their dishes as well as how they still make it balanced. I love how they use the freshest ingredients. It's healthy without compromising the taste. You might want to give it a try!