Korean Cuisine

Feature: CEB Meals

Sunday, July 28, 2019

     Our flight back to Manila was squeezed in between breakfast and lunch that’s why I decided to include pre-ordered meals which I booked together with our tickets. While browsing the website, I noticed that Cebu Pacific has new menu offerings, with vegetarian options and an array of snacks ad meals that include Asian cuisines. 

     Cebu Pacific showcases Asian Flavors in its new pre-ordered meals for snacks and meals that include Chinese, Japanese, and Korean delights. Each meal is offered P250 and upon seeing the selection, I was relieved that some viands are our favorites. Sharing CEB Meals viands we ate during our flight back home inside Cebu Pacific Aircraft. 

Feature: CEB Meals

Where to Eat In Lucban, Quezon the Korean Way? Dun-ai!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

     "E di sa Dun-ai"!!! Prolly you've heard this or don't. But for Lucbanins (native of Lucban, Quezon Province), the expression 'doon ai'/'dun-ai' means doon or there when someone asks the question "where?". So when someone asks you "where to eat in Lucban the Korean Way? The no-brainer answer is Dun-ai! Yes, at Dun-ai Hotel and Restaurant.

     Dun-ai Hotel and Restaurant is a local lodging and restaurant located across Kamay ni Hesus. It started its operation last 2017 as a hotel to accommodate guests traveling to Lucban, Quezon for the purpose of visiting Kamay ni Hesus- a healing church founded by Fr. Joey Faller that serves as a pilgrimage site for everyone who wants to repent, give thanks and pray for healing. For more information visit their official website Kamay Ni Hesus.

Where To Eat in Lucban, Quezon the Korean Way? Dun-ai!

Feature: Sambo Kojin Smokeless Grill SM City Fairview

Monday, October 31, 2016

     Hello dearies! Who here lives in Fairview and a foodie? Do you love to eat or you and you're family bond over food? I have great news, make everyday special and celebrate occasions at the newest buffet in SM City Fairview that will surely make you and your family truly happy once you stepped inside this buffet. 

     With the opening of the Master of Buffet Cuisine’s latest branch at the G/F Annex 2 of SM Fairview, Sambo Kojin fires up with even more mouthwatering treats for everyone’s tastes as it takes friends and families to unforgettable culinary journeys in Korea and Japan with its premium and featured items. I've been to a handful of buffets before and after visiting Sambo Kojin, I can truly say that they have a wide array of choices and will satisfy your Japanese and Korean food cravings. Sharing with you my faves from the menu of Sambo Kojin Smokeless Grill SM City Fairview branch below :)

Feature: Sambo Kojin Smokeless Grill SM City Fairview

Soban K-Town Grill Launch

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

     Kimchi, Kimbop, Bibimbop, and Soju- these keep on swirling in my head whenever I hear someone talks about Korean Food. It's not new to us because Korean restaurants are sprouting like mushrooms here in our country but only a few offers authentic Korean dishes.

     I was invited days ago to the soft opening of the newest Korean craze in town. I presume you've seen lifestyle bloggers musing their gastronomic experiences during the Soban K-Town Grill launch. It's an event where bloggers enjoyed sumptuous classic Korean dishes with a new twist that made every entrĂ©e one-of-a-kind. Are you ready to see Soban K-Town Grill's menu offerings? Heavy photos after the jump but don't worry it's worth all your Korean food cravings :)

Soban K-Town Grill Launch
6-Flavor Samgyupsal Set (P1,420)

The story behind Soban K-Town Grill:

     In Soban K-Town Grill, one key inspiration it longs to share with the Filipino market is combining traditional Korean techniques and recipes with ingredients and flavors all over the globe, to produce one-of-a-kind dishes.


Soban K-Town Grill Launch
My apologies for the dark lighting took the photo after the event :(
 
     Here is the characteristic of the Korean food evolution happening in K-Town communities over L.A, New York, Hong Kong and more, led by Korean immigrants with ties to the past and to the present. Set to revolutionize the local food scene, Soban K-Town Grill graces the Philippine shores with offerings—some familiar while others unique—for a redefined Korean dining experience.


Soban K-Town Grill Launch
(Left to Right) Managing Partners of Happyfoods Corp: Donna Tan-Ng, Dorothy Tan-Dee and Diana Tan-David; (middle) Sung Rah, President of Sariwon Korea
 
     The brainchild of the collaboration between Mr. Sung Rah, Sariwon Korean Barbecue’s award-winning restaurateur from Seoul and the Happyfoods Group behind Sariwon Philippines, Soban K-Town Grill is the first of its kind in the country. Before I forgot, the word Soban means “small tray or table” in Korean,

Soban K-Town Grill Launch
     
     The photo you see above is the one responsible for cooking the flavorful K-BBQs that you'll order inside Soban K-Town Grill. The tables have a round shape grill where K-BBQ meat will be placed on top like what you see below. 

Soban K-Town Grill Launch
6-Flavor Samgyupsal Set- this is the classic original flavor after cooking

What's unique about Soban K-Town Grill?
  • It is a place where one can grill pork (samgyupsal) and chicken (dak galbi) barbecue, marinated in six mind-blowing flavors. 
  • Explore a line-up of scrumptious K-Tacos (Korean tacos) and Korritos (Korean burritos). 
  • Enjoy such delectable dishes in a hip restaurant ambiance, the place is minimalist in design but perfect for Instagram pictures if you're you want to make an album of your food adventures. 
  • Soban K-Town Grill’s menu truly Korean and you'll be surprised of the quality, yet affordable food offerings by weaving traditional Korean ingredients and techniques with American comfort food, dashed with the Mexican street food culture.

Here are some of Soban K-Town Grill SET MENU:

1. 6-Flavor Samgyupsal Set (P1,420)
  • 540 grams of grilled pork belly goodness. 
  • Good for 3-4 persons, this house specialty comes in classic original, fruity, and chili bean flavors while the soy garlic, doenjang or Korean miso, and wine flavors are subject to change depending on the season. 
  • Set meals are served with unlimited white rice, salad, soup, and egg roll appetizers with an optional upgrade to the signature Kimchi fried rice.

Soban K-Town Grill Launch
6-Flavor Samgyupsal Set

Soban K-Town Grill Launch
Upgrade your white rice to this flavorful kimchi rice for only Php 15!

Soban K-Town Grill Launch
Side dishes- bean sprout salad and egg roll

2. The Solo Samgyupsal Set
  • Available in 90g, 120g, and 180g servings. 
  • One can choose to grill from six luscious barbecue flavors for the pork set, while the chicken set offers the fruity, spicy, and doenjang flavors. 
  • set meals are served with unlimited white rice, salad, soup, and egg roll appetizers with an optional upgrade to the signature Kimchi fried rice.

Soban K-Town Grill Launch
Solo Samgyupsal Set

3. Dak Galbi Sets (P310 for 90g, P325 for 120g, and P360 180g)
  • Available in 90g, 120g, and 180g servings. 
  • One can choose to grill from three barbecue flavors for the chicken- fruity, spicy, and doenjang flavors. 
  • Set meals are served with unlimited white rice, salad, soup, and egg roll appetizers with an optional upgrade to the signature Kimchi fried rice.

Soban K-Town Grill Launch
Dak Galbi Set
3. Dak Bulgogi Set (P320)
  • With caramelized boneless fried chicken. 
  • Set meals are served with unlimited white rice, salad, soup, and egg roll appetizers with an optional upgrade to the signature Kimchi fried rice.

Soban K-Town Grill Launch
Dak Bulgogi Set

Here are some of Soban K-Town Grill ALA CARTE MENU: 

1. Gematsal Ramyeon and Beef Ramyeon- a Korean ramen made of homemade bone marrow broth—topped with a choice of crabstick or beef.

Soban K-Town Grill Launch
Beef Ramyeon

2. Korilog (P135)
  • These are rice bowls dubbed as the Korean tapsilog and chixsilog, resting on kimchi fried rice and topped with fried egg.

Soban K-Town Grill Launch
Beef Korilog

3. Kimchi Fries (P199)
  • French fries smothered with cheese, roasted pork bits and kimchi.
  • A crowd favorite.
  • Perfect for french fries lovers who are adventurous and want a different twist in the usual flavor.

Soban K-Town Grill Launch
This Kimchi Fries is good for 2-3 persons

4. K-Taco (1 pc P75, 2 pcs P145, 3 pcs 220)
  • A soft taco made with fresh lettuce, kimchi, sour cream, cheese and your choice of K-BBQ meat. 
  • Served on a flour tortilla.
  • This is one of my favorites! It's flavorful and I can really taste the everything on the flour tortilla. It's also heavy on the tummy but you'll crave for more :)

Soban K-Town Grill Launch
K-Taco, one of my faves!

5. Korrito (P180)
  • A burrito made with fresh lettuce, kimchi, sour cream, cheese, kimchi fried rice and your choice of K-BBQ meat.
  • K-BBQ meat choices are spicy chicken, pork, and beef bulgogi.
  • Served on flour tortilla.

Soban K-Town Grill Launch
Korrito
     Aside from the main offerings you see above, Soban K-Town Grill also serve refreshing drinks like juices and shakes. I had Green Iced Tea (P65 single/P110 bottomless) while my seatmates had Mango Banana (P105) and Lychee (P105) shakes.


Soban K-Town Grill Launch
L-R: Green Iced Tea, Mango, and Lychee Shake
 
     They also have beers and cocktails perfect for chill out and the hot weather. These cocktails are best paired with K-BBQ meat for that wonderful Korean BBQ experience. We tasted some of the cocktails and I'm in love with Seouljito


Soban K-Town Grill Launch
L-R Galaxy, Black Dragon and Seouljito
 
     To cap off our sumptuous meal, we enjoyed their dessert offerings that's simply good for ice cream lovers. These are Coffee Prince and Ice Cream Trio.


Soban K-Town Grill Launch
Coffee Prince and Ice Cream Trio
    
 Coffee Prince (P120)- homemade coffee ice cream on a bed of salt graham and Korean red beans.

Soban K-Town Grill Launch
Coffee Prince
     
     Ice Cream Trio (135)- 3 scoops of homemade ice cream in a bowl. There are three different flavors to choose from: Cookies & Cream, Vanilla and Coffee. Since I love coffee, these dessert became an instant fave. Nothing beats homemade ice cream!

Soban K-Town Grill Launch
Ice Cream Trio- Cookies and Cream, Vanilla and Coffee
     
     Soban’s offerings are generous in serving, but most importantly, in taste and experience. As the only K-Town Grill in town, with affordable, value-for-money prices, and a hip ambiance to dig in the flavorful dishes, Soban is definitely the choice for a go-to neighborhood joint. Thank you so much Soban K-Town Grill for having me, I had a blast during the event. I enjoyed the games, and of course the food! I can't wait to be back and have another Korean BBQ time with my family and friends!


Soban K-Town Grill LaunchL-R: Kath, Martin, Rochelle, Jenny, Karina, and Kat2
We had a blast! Thank you Mr. Sung Rah for having us :)

Soban K-Town Grill Launch
Soban K-Town Grill is located at 2/F Eastwood Mall, Quezon City
Tel. no. (02) 441 8460
Open from 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

For more information on Soban K-Town Grill
Like them on Facebook: Soban K-Town Grill 
Follow them on Twitter: @soban.ktown
Follow them on Instagram: @soban.ktown
#Krazy4SobanKtown

Good Times!~

SM Fairview Foodcourt Relaunch

Sunday, May 24, 2015

     I live a stone's throw away from SM Fairview that's why when I was invited to the relaunch of SM Foodcourt, my grumbling tummy told me to go. It was weeks ago when I noticed that there's something different or new with SM Fairview's Foodcourt appearance. Better lighting, new dining chairs, and other changes that's very pleasing to the eyes. The relaunch happened last May 21, Thursday where invited guests, food and lifestyle bloggers enjoyed an afternoon of food tasting and bonding at the newly renovated foodcourt. I'm excited to share with you SM Fairview Foodcourt's food offerings, so this post will be photo heavy but I'm sure that you'll be happy after seeing those delectable food choices below :)
SM Fairview Foodcourt Relaunch
     SM Foodcourt diners can now enjoy a renewed dining experience as SM Fairview recently renovated the Foodcourt at the ground floor, giving it a fresh new look and new food offerings. The design of this newly renovated place looks homey. The wide, open dining layout with colorful seating gives an airy, bustling, cheerful, and inviting ambiance as you walk through an entire stretch of food outlets to choose from.
SM Fairview Foodcourt Relaunch
     As I've told you above, this post will showcase the food choices that the newly renovated foodcourt has to offer. If you're looking for a place to eat and you think that the restaurants are already full and requires a first come, first serve basis then SM Fairview Foodcourt is your best bet. Here are the reasons why:

  • widest selections for a fast and filling meal
  • wide array of choices
  • enjoy cuisines from around the world
  • regional delicacies that will make you feel at "home"
  • food is served fast and fresh
SM Fairview Foodcourt Relaunch
     Lifestyle and food bloggers represent! Okay, okay, I know  you're waiting for the photos, here they are. Thank you Karina of digitalfilipina for this group shot :)
SM Fairview Foodcourt Relaunch
Lechon Belly from JG SALO
SM Fairview Foodcourt Relaunch
Goto Supreme from GOTO KING
SM Fairview Foodcourt Relaunch
Pork Asado from ORIENTAL BOWL
SM Fairview Foodcourt Relaunch
Pork Sisig from SISIG HOORAY
SM Fairview Foodcourt Relaunch
Lechon with Rice from LYDIA'S LECHON
SM Fairview Foodcourt Relaunch
Tocino Vegetarian from HARVESTER'S VEGETARIAN
SM Fairview Foodcourt Relaunch
Bagnet from CASA NORTE
SM Fairview Foodcourt Relaunch
Grilled Tuna Belly from DAVAO TUNA GRILL
SM Fairview Foodcourt Relaunch
Bakareta from TED'S LA PAZ BATCHOY
SM Fairview Foodcourt Relaunch
Super Jumbo Squid from INIHAW EXPRESS
SM Fairview Foodcourt Relaunch
Salisbury and Pork Chop Steak from SIZZLING PLATE
SM Fairview Foodcourt Relaunch
Lasagna Supreme from GREENWICH PIZZA and PASTA
SM Fairview Foodcourt Relaunch
Beef Pepper Rice from PEPPER LUNCH
SM Fairview Foodcourt Relaunch
Breaded Fish Fillet with Rice and Vegetable from HANDAAN GRANDE
SM Fairview Foodcourt Relaunch
Siganture Takoyaki from OHAYO TAKOYAKI
SM Fairview Foodcourt Relaunch
Bibimbop from MR. KIMBOP
SM Fairview Foodcourt Relaunch
Blueberry Cream Cheese Waffle from FAMOUS BELGIAN WAFFLE
SM Fairview Foodcourt Relaunch
Marciana's Supreme Palabok from MARCIANA'S
SM Fairview Foodcourt Relaunch
Double Cheese Burger from TROPICAL HUT
SM Fairview Foodcourt Relaunch
Honey Garlic Chicken from CHIN'S EXPRESS
     Whether you are looking for a fast, hot filling meal or looking to enjoy bonding moments over good food with family and friends, the new SM Fairview Foodcourt is the perfect place to meet and eat. Delight your appetite and go home with a happy tummy! I know you're hungry, come and visit the newly renovated SM Fairview Foodcourt now!!!

Good Times!~

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