Korean Garden Dinner
Thanks to DealGrocer, we were able to try out this deal.
Korea Garden’s Bestselling Korean Dinner for 2
This would be part 2 of our 1.5 years celebration; (see part 1 at Capricciosa here). It’s a good thing that Korean Garden was relatively near to our office that we were able to reach it just by walking since we can’t get a taxi due to rush hour. It was a blessing in disguise because we had to burn off the calories we gained after our heavy lunch!
The voucher is not a gift certificate but for a set meal; “Perfect for sharing, this hearty signature Korean Dinner comes with rice, soup, Kalbi Chim, Bulgogi, Chap Chae, Nakchi Bokum (spicy octopus), Mandu (dumplings) and pineapple for dessert.” So let’s start our dinner. This would also be the first time for me to eat Korean without Samgyupsal and the likes.
As a default companion for Korean food, we were served first with banchan (sidedishes). We have bean sprouts, Myulchi (anchovies or similar to dilis from the Philippines), water spinach, Kim Chi, potatoes or radish? and lastly, umm I can’t identify it. I was able to try everything but the kimchi cause I’m scared I’ll ruin my appetite with overwhelming spiciness.
Korean Garden Kalbi Chim
I’m sure people would know it better as the Korean Beef Stew. If only I can trade all the other dishes from this set meal to get more servings of this, I would! This was really delicious! The soup itself was very flavorful and you can already eat it with rice. The beef or fatty beef was also so soft and tender that you can slice it with your tongue. You also need to consume this immediately unless you want a fat flavored lip gloss.
Korean Garden Nakchi Bokum
Next up, we have spicy octopus! I mistake this for squid as I don’t really know what the difference between a squid and an octopus. This was just so so and I’m glad that it wasn’t so spicy (although I did avoid that red liquid). It only managed to create sweat beads on my forehead.
Korean Garden Mandu
The brother of Gyoza as they look and taste the same. For a dumpling, it was very filling!
Korean Garden Beef Bulgogi
Another favorite of ours. We didn’t get the experience of cooking it on our own because it was served cooked already. It may look ordinary but you will be surprised at its yummy taste thanks to the marinate they used.
Korean Garden Jap Chae
For this one, nothing to special on it.
We were given two slices of pineapple for our dessert and to end our meal.
It was a very filling dinner thanks to the generous servings and delicious food. I just have to repeat what I said about their beef stew; If only I can trade all the other dishes from this set meal to get more servings of this, I would! I’m looking forward to coming back here again to get my Korean beef stew fix.
Till next time,
Korean Garden Restaurant
128 Jupiter St.
Restaurant by Location: Makati