This is way too exciting for me for I used to be a Bulgogi Brothers virgin. Sure the buzz over the famous Korean international brand of restaurant franchised by The Bistro Group had hovered around, even in the food blogger's community. But there I was still reluctant. One reason maybe because I am not so familiar with Korean cuisines. Majority of us in the country have had a grasp on it when the Korean Tele-novela Jewel in the Palace became famous. The show featured the culture of Korea, as well as their style in cooking and preparing food and medicine.
I remembered how I would imagine, sensing the food she is oh-so daintily preparing to please the king and the queen. Quite sure that most of the viewers were with eyes and mouth widely-opened and probably slobbering as they kept all attentive to the show.
Still, all it was for me was just a spectator game. It did however crept into my foodie thought, somehow kept adept with usual hearsay from friends about how Korean foods are. I knew it, somehow I will have that urging in me to try it.
Bulgogi Brothers is a go to place for Korean BBQs. But this is not like your mom and pop Korean restos which have been around for centuries-and where only Koreans go to.
It is a hip place with modish and unique interiors. Appealing not only to new brood foodies but to professionals as well. At MOA, you can either have your meal al fresco facing the Manila Bay or inside dining. Divided in two with a long leathered seating. A large company of friends may gather on one side or be seated in a booth-type area for a more intimate dining. Service is top-notch! They have evened out even the minor needs of every customers. From free Banchans to table bag hangers down to the specifics of having your food cooked on your table, by a staff. Speaking of which, notice that every table has an induction cooker installed, and even though this is a barbecue place you don't have to worry about smelling like a grilled meat or fish for they have a good ventilation system.
Let us now focus on the most essential thing-their offerings.
For its namesake, Bulgogi (pronuounced as [pulɡoɡi]) is a Korean barbecue, where prior to grilling the beef or any meat are marinated and flavoured. The Korean word when translated to English is "fire meat." So expect a list of barbecue options.
Under their Barbecue Specials menu they have five options, which are all good for sharing.
|This salad alone wins me over, with the right spiciness and freshness.|
|Rice is served on a traditional metal bowl, careful when handling it, it's really hot.|
For chicken meat lickers like me, I recommend Spicy Boneless Chicken. I extremely loved this because not only is it served without the fuss of eating bones with it, the meat was tender to the inside and smothered with the sauce I like, which is honey-sweet with that kick of spice making it succulent.
Who would say no to this beauty? This platter is the Boneless Beef Ribs. Thoroughly marinated beef meat from the ribs with the original Bulgogi Brothers sauce.
So if you do, you will surely love the Korean Pork Belly as well. Pork belly are cut Korean Style and have been marinated with the same special sauce used in the other meat.
So either you love Bulgogi with beef, pork, chicken or fish, hard as it may seem to choose, the pick is yours.
To amp your meal here, have some Korean ice cream selection and Sochu while you're at it.
Visit any branch and sink your teeth into some delicious Korean barbecue goodness.
Bulgogi Brothers Barbecue Special is now available at their outlets in Alabang Town Center, Greenbelt 5, SM Mall of Asia, Harbor Point Mall, Subic and SM Lanang Premier.
For more information, visit Bulgogi Brothers’ Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Bulgogi.Brothers.Philippines
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