It was so timely when my friend Aencille Santos extended an invitation to us to try the newly opened sister of Yoree, O’Rice the same weekend as our staycation at F1 Hotel Manila. I love Yoree Korean Restaurant (which, by the way, just opened a branch here in Molito Lifestyle Complex, Alabang. Woot woot! <3 ) so I knew in my heart that I would also love O’Rice. After checking out from our relaxing staycation at F1 hotel Manila, we headed directly to O’Rice which is actually just a walking distance away.
To read my previous post on YOREE, CLICK HERE & HERE.
O’Rice is the casual dining counterpart of the more upscale Yoree. And as you can see in the photos below, you can bring your kids here and nobody will look at you badly because it’s a family restaurant & “freedom of expression” is encouraged, haha! ;) #irememberthosedays
O’ Rice Korean Stylish Pan Fried Rice
The Forum, 7th Avenue Corner Federacion Drive, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City (02) 8660574 ; +63 9997221455
I love that the O’Rice interior is bright & cheerful. It was so welcoming & unpretentious. Really great for family dining. <3
The man behind the healthy and mouthwatering food at O’Rice. Head Chef, Ryu Jang Ho!
With AENCILLE SANTOS (turquoise top) and my co-mommy bloggers, TINA ONG of The Phenomenal Mama, MICHELLE LIM of My Mom Friday, CAI SIO of Apples and Dumplings. Missing is PAM SIAO of Run Around Girl, now Green Lunch Diaries who had to rush off to another event. I love these ladies! <3
Aencille started us off with O’Rice’s own brew of refreshing iced tea. Mapapa-googly eyes ka sa sarap! ;) House Iced Tea 75 php. Lipton tea, Mango puree, Apple juice & sugar syrup.
First that appeared on our table was the Budae Jjigae 640 php. Good for a family of 5 such as ours. A mix of Sausage, chopped meats, sweet bean, ramen, green onion, bacon, vegetable, tofu, and spicy broth in hot stone. Gentle reminder: It takes a while to cook so make sure you order this first & have it served ahead while you contemplate on the rest of your orders. :)
An interesting background of this dish otherwise known as ARMY STEW, it originated during the Korean War, and was popular for a time afterwards when people had little to eat. People made this dish by combining leftover Spam and hot dogs from U.S. Army facilities with whatever else was available. All the leftovers were combined with water in a large pot and boiled.
Budae Jjigae is still popular now in South Korea. The dish often incorporates such modern ingredients as instant noodles like the one above.
Waiting some more hahaha!
and TADA!! Cooked, finally! It’s a spicy broth mix that we super enjoyed. For us (well, except for my babyson), the spicier it is, the better! Yung tipong umiiyak ka na, lolz.
I love blogging. It has exposed me to so many wonderful experiences, and I get to meet such inspiring people too!
Ode to Meatlovers! Sausage and Bacon with Kimchi Fried Rice topped with Honey Mustard and Teriyaki Sauce. MUST TRY!
Pan Bibimbap 250 php. Sauced pork & mushroom, cooked assorted vegetable mix, fresh egg, and steamed rice on hot pan.
Tuna Kimbap. A complete meal in itself. For vegetarians/Pescetarians, fret not. O’Rice has this yummy Tuna wrapped in Steamed Rice and Seaweed with Fresh Vegetables for you to enjoy!
Spicy Pork BBQ Kimbap. Spicy Pork BBQ Kimbap that hit the right spot! This is why I love Korean food, not only is it so colourful, but flavorful too! <3
Dak Gang Jeong 250 php. Fried sweet & spicy candied chicken with korean traditional chicken sauce. A big hit with the kids!
Thankful for new friends! <3
And although our lunch was welcomed warmly by all, guess what was welcomed even more?? KOREAN ICE CREAM! Nagkagulo talaga kami! ;))
We are now certified everything-KOREA lovers! :) How I wish the GOppets can visit South Korea soon! I’m pretty sure we will have the time of our lives there.
The GOppets. Our ice cream choices say a lot about our fambam. We are so alike, and yet so different. But we go perfectly well together. <3
감사합니다 (Gamsahabnida) O’Rice, Aencille, and madame Kyung Ha Yoon for your graciousness & hospitality in welcoming us & letting us sample your wonderful Korean dishes! <3 We will MOST DEFINITELY be back! 우리는 돌아 가야 합니다 (ulineun dol-a gaya habnida). <3