Thursday, September 11, 2008

Korea Garden, Makati


Hmm Korea Garden, another one of those classic restaurants for me and my family. As Kimpura, Korea Garden was a place we would regularly visit. Any occasion would be good to go there, like a regular Sunday lunch, a despedida, birthday party, etc...

It was originally located in the P. Burgos area for many many years, til they moved to Jupiter st some 3-4 years ago. I think the secret of this restaurant is that the food has been very consistent. Every time I eat here the food tastes the same and of course its very very good. The restaurant is very simple, even their plates and glasses are simple. We also have our "suki" waiter - Mike, who takes care of all our need while we are there.

Before we even order any food, Mike already comes to our table with all the appetizers. He remembers that I love the dilis so he always brings us 2-3 small plates of dilis. The small dishes consist of baby potatoes, tofu, dilis, spinach, togue and kimchi.

My favorite dish here is the beef stew - fall off the bone tender beef with their traditional beef stew sauce. I have never tried Beef stew this good. The beef has hardly any fat and is so tender you don't even need a knife. This beef must be boiled for days and days to be that tender...and the sauce is always perfect.

Other dishes that we normally order: Chap Che (noodles), Spicy squid (Iga Bugong I think). The spicy squid is also one of my favorites, with lots of onions and a mild spicy red sauce. All of this combined with white steamy rice really make this a perfect meal. Prices are standard and not expensive at all.

Korea Garden for me is definitely if not the best, one of the best Korean ersaturants in town. Its worth a visit.

7 comments:

chiara said...

Yummy!!!

I keep trying to make Korean Beef Stew at home, but I can never replicate the taste of Korea Garden's Beef Stew. Remember when we were younger, Dad had to order two Beef Stew's so we won't argue over who gets more? hahaha!

Special mention pa si Mike. :)

Miguel said...

Yes I remember - we also used to make agawan with the dilis hehehe.. And Korea garden wouldnt be the same without "Mike"

Nino Carandang said...

I super love Korean Garden. When Nick first brought me there, I couldn't stop eating the Galbi-Chim (beefstew right?) It was just kick-ass. Another Korean restaurant that I frequent in (due to price) is Masan, right beside Handlebar.

rsh said...

OMG! I love Korea Garden and that post has left me witha craving for the korean beef stew and spicy bulgogi.

Miguel said...

Thanks rsh...yes that Beef stew is just delicious :)

I didnt have the bulgogi but next time i go I'll order it...

itxaro said...

aw man, now i'm super craving beef stew! now when you, dad, and sis have mid-day lunches i can join you guys hehe (well, at least until i get an office job again)...we gotta eat there! i want beef stew and those caramelized baby potatoes. nomnomnom!!!

Miguel said...

haha yes lets go soon - maybe next week for lunch with dad..