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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Kogi Bulgogi




One of the perks of being a blogger is creating friendships with fellow bloggers. Aside from food blogs and travel blogs, I also enjoy reading personal blogs. Reading personal blogs is like knowing somebody thoroughly even if you haven't met them yet. These blogs give me insights on how other people deal with real life and I'm happy to find out that there are people crazier than I do. HAHAHA! (I'm joking! :P)

I was fortunate to finally meet two of my favorite personal bloggers, Jay and TR. Jay was in Manila then for a short vacation, so we took the chance to have a quick meetup. Since we agreed to meet up at Eastwood Mall, we chanced to see Kogi Bulgogi so we decided to have dinner there. Also, Jay always mentions that he loves Korean food. :)

Kogi Bulgogi is the sister resto of Tokyo Cafe, Stackers Burger Cafe, Peri-Peri and Parmigiano. Their Eastwood branch has been there for ages but I haven't given it a visit before, thinking it was super expensive.

All Korean meals are served with banchan, or appetizers.



For banchan, we had marbled baby potatoes, kimchi, anchovies, okra, pickled eggplant and bean sprouts. I love the sweet and salty anchovies and the potatoes. :)


To begin our meal, we had Soft Shell Crab Salad (Php 197, regular) and Haemul Pa Jeon (Php 175).

Soft Shell Crab Salad
Haemul Pa Jeon

The serving for Soft Shell Crab Salad was quite generous, considering that we ordered the regular. Haemul Pa Jeon is mixed seafood pancake, a very simple Korean dish similar to omelette.

We also had Ramyeon (Php 145) and Salmon Skin Roll (Php 208 for 8 pcs).

Ramyeon
Salmon Skin Roll

For the Ramyeon, we can choose the hotness level from 1-10, and we chose 2 because we're such weaklings.hahaha. Anyway, the noodles tasted like instant noodles, but the broth was good enough for me. As a sushi fan, I loved the Salmon Skin Roll. Expect that Korean sushi to be much bigger than its Japanese counterparts though. :P

We didn't miss on having Japchae (Php 258) and Chicken Kalbi (Php 280).

Japchae
Chicken Kalbi

I love Japchae! I actually requested for it and I love how sweet it was. Chicken Kalbi is grilled marinated chicken thigh served with lettuce leaves. Like the Japchae, it was also sweet, which I didn't mind. :) It was supposed to be wrapped in lettuce leaves before eating, but I did some cheating and "forgot" about the leaves after a while.hehe.

Kogi Bulgogi also serves both non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks. My friends went with Mango Shake and Watermelon Shake (Php 85). I'd love to try the shakes, but my throat wouldn't like it.

Watermelon and Mango Shake

Overall, I liked Kogi Bulgogi. The service was impressive and the food was delicious and reasonably-priced. I wouldn't mind going back to try the Ssambap and the Bulgogi. :) Also, I had a great time with my new friends. I also had dinner at Yabu before Jay leaves the country, and again, it was fun hanging out with them. As of this writing, Jay is already out of the country (thanks for the treat!) It was really nice meeting you guys, hope we'll see each other soon! :)

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Kogi Bulgogi
2/F Eastwood Mall
E Rodriguez Jr Avenue,
Bagumbayan, Quezon City
Facebook Page: Kogi Bulgogi


Other branches are Lucky Chinatown Mall and Limketkai Center CDO.

26 comments:

  1. wow too much food for just a three of you... you should have invited me too... lol... you are one of the great food bloggers I kow... ang ganda ng mga anggulo ng food at sobrang mouth watering...hyyyy

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    1. Awwww. Thank you so much, Senyor! That's really flattering. :)

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  2. Glad you enjoyed their food! I personally like their tuk-bulgogi and Sundubu-jigae soup (not sure of spelling). But that ramyeon, I haven't tried that yet. I might as well soon~ :D

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  3. na curios ako bigla sa Soft Shell Crab Salad..
    hmmm, mukhang masarap! at ang walang kamatayang
    mango shake!!! :)

    lavinajampit.blogspot.com

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    1. I hope you'll try Kogi Bulgogi since they have a branch there too. :)

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  4. ooohhh! i've only tried bulgogi in rob's foodcourt. this is a must try. thanks for posting. really love bulgogi. :)

    http://wigiela.blogspot.com/

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    1. I hope you'll try this soon, Wigiela! :)

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  5. Ang daming order! :D Never tried Korean cuisine, but the mango shake caught my attention. :D

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    1. It helped that we skipped ordering rice.hehehe. You should try Korean soon! :)

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  6. Everything looks great! Been craving for Korean food lately but there are no restos of that kind here in my area.

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    1. Owww. I'm curious about your location. Hope you'll grab some Korean food soon! :)

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  7. bawal ako sa blog mo lol ur making my eyes so fat hahahaha that mango shake nakoh good for summer yan!! =)

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    1. Wahaha! Hope you'll keep on visiting my blog. :)

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  8. The rolls with salomons look delicious and tasty.

    Would you like follow each other? I'm your newest follower. I hope you will like my blog and follow me too.
    www.neverfullcloset.blogspot.cz
    XOXO

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    1. Will check out your blog too. Thanks for following! ;)

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  9. Ramyeon looks tempting, and the salmon rolls too.

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  10. That Japchae. I love the sweetness and the "juiceness" of Japchae too. There are people who find it unappetizing because it's sweet. I don't get them.


    http://ahintofsunlight.blogspot.com/

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    1. It's supposed to be sweet, right? Anyway, I love Japchae! :)

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  11. I love your blog! All the foods looked yummy! I am your newest follower
    I also love to read personal blogs, it's fun and happy when I read great stories or looked at great pictures people posted on their blog :)


    sweet and sugars,
    Dias

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    1. Hi Dias! Thanks a lot for following! Checked out your blog too! :)

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  12. Am really not so fond of korean food, BUT your post might change my preference. thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hope you'll give Korean food a try soon, Carmi. :)

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