I’m beginning to like Korean food. I didn’t use to, but I’m now gravitating towards the lettuce wrapped assorted meats or Bangja Gui (Korean BBQ Beef in a Lettuce Wrap) with chili sauce & all the fun banchans that go with it.
Sariwon Korean Barbecue
UG/F Bonifacio High Street Central, West Superblock, 7th Ave cor 29th St. Fort Bonifacio, Taguig (02) 621-3205
Sariwon is right in Serendra. Beside Nolita. :)
We kept looking for it up & down the many confusing streets only to find out it was in Serendra! :P
Sariwon is an upscale Korean restaurant. For my post on a cheaper Korean restaurant click HERE. For the cheapest Korean restaurant, click HERE.
Ganyan dito sa Sugar & Spice. Meron lahat ng level! :P
Sariwon is actually a city in the north of the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea.
Stress on the word ONLY! :P
It was quite empty when we got there at around 12 noon, but quickly filled up. Some were Korean nationals so it meant Sariwon was a good Korean restaurant.
We were given these. Seriously, I didn’t know what to do with them. They were hard to the touch. I thought they were medicine for coating the tummy in preparation for all those oil haha.
The the server came & poured hot water. And it grew.. and it grew..
and it GREW into this! Ah, hot towel pala. :)) I wanted to swipe some & put in my bag. Ate was looking at me badly, so I behaved. I can tell that she’s gonna be one strict mommy in the future! @_@
This says: I SEE YOU MOMMY! @_@
Complimentary banchan: Salad in vinaigrette dressing.
And the rest of the nakaka-aliw banchan followed. Happiness! <3 I had several refills of Kimchi. Never be too shy to ask for more. Banchan (pronounced “bonchon”) refers to the assorted sides served alongside a main course in Korean cuisine. About a half dozen banchan are served at any meal; the best known are kimchi — pickled dishes, made of either fermented cabbage (baechu), daikon radish (mu), or other vegetables like scallions (pa) — although they might also include japchae (glass noodles), marinated tofu, or even American potato salad. Typically served in small portions that are meant to be finished (and replenished if necessary) at every meal, banchan are shared amongst everyone at the table.
Galbi (beef short ribs) 695 php I thought to myself. FTW?? ANG LIIT?? @_@ Kalbi or galbi generally refers to a variety of gui or grilled dishes in Korean cuisine that are made with marinated beef (or pork) short ribs in a ganjang-based sauce (Korean soy sauce).
and then she unrolled it. Ah. Ganyan pala. This is why it’s good to keep my thoughts to myself & in my head only. ;)
Aside from the nakaka-aliw na banchan assortment, this is what I’m really after. The lettuce wrap! And the chili paste. NOMS!
The beef assortments on the menu are the only ones cooked on the table top. The rest (chicken & pork) are cooked in the kitchen.
Korean heaven I tell you! ;)
We like to pretend that we cook in real life.
Not to be passed is Pajeon (egg with spring onions) 380 php, a variety of jeon with green onions as its prominent ingredient, as pa literally means ‘green/spring onion’ in Korean. It is a pancake-like Korean dish made from a batter of eggs, wheat flour, rice flour, green onions, and often other additional ingredients depending on the variety. Beef, pork, kimchi, shellfish, and other seafood are mostly used.
and Dolsot Bibimbap! 380 php, a signature Korean dish. The word literally means “mixed rice”. Bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul (sautéed and seasoned vegetables) and gochujang (chili pepper paste). A raw or fried egg and sliced meat (usually beef) are common additions. The ingredients are stirred together thoroughly just before eating. It can be served either cold or hot.
My beautiful lunch date who mixed the rice & served me as always. I love you ate! <3
Rice cup with love.
Dwaeji Galbi (Pork) 380 php & a biga$$ mushroom. Me Likey! Dwaeji Galbi is preserved pork prime-rib with bone in seasoned soy sauce
Cut up & all ready for my lettuce wrap! <3
Dak Galbi (Spicy Chicken) 380 php, a popular Korean dish generally made by stir-frying marinated diced chicken in a gochujang (chili pepper paste) based sauce on a hot plate.
Japchae 380 php, a Korean dish made from sweet potato noodles (called dangmyeon) stir fried in sesame oil with various vegetables (typically thinly sliced carrots, onion, spinach, and mushrooms), sometimes served with beef, and flavored with soy sauce, and sweetened with sugar. It is usually served garnished with sesame seeds and slivers of chili. It may be served either hot or cold.
and the ever-present MELONA ice cream! 60 php A staple in every Korean resto & grocery.
My K-pop princess! ;))
Rice wine which our serve said will help the food go down. What food? I was only half way! Dumaan lang!
To see a recipe for my favorite Bangja Gui (Korean BBQ Beef in a Lettuce Wrap). Click HERE. Enjoy, and don’t forget to send me an invite!! :)