I’m not exactly a fan of Korean cuisine, and it was only recently that I discovered how flavorful the food were, and how surprisingly easy they are to prepare. I’ve done Korean Chicken Wings and Chap Chae – both of which turned out to be really good and instant favorites (my mom really loved my Korean Chicken Wings).
So I was really excited when my brother invited us to try Bulgogi Brothers at Greenbelt 5 last weekend (he was here for a company meeting and took a side trip to see my parents and I). Having been to Korea before, he wanted to see if the food there are close to the ones he has tried in Korea.
The verdict? Check out the pictures below and see for yourself =)
For starters, we were served this small plate of steamed corn, sweet potatoes and boiled quail eggs.
We were also introduced to their “Tea of the Day”, and on our visit, we were treated with Kyul myungja cha or Cassia Seed Tea. It is very much like the roasted rice tea famous in Japan.
We had Janchi-guksu (P225.00) next, which is described as flour noodles in seafood broth served with vegetables. This noodle soup is heaven(!), and is a perfect prelude to the very rich Korean beef steak seasoned with Bulgogi Brother’s secret sauce. It’s good for sharing, by the way.
Next we had the star of the meal itself, the Premium Boneless Short Ribs (P895.00), a plate of boneless short ribs marinated with Bulgogi Brothers sauce.
My words fail me in describing this dish – which is oh-so sinfully good (and is definitely heavy on the calories hehe!).
Our short ribs steak came with the following vegetable dishes:
The side dishes, which includes a cup of rice, may all look big in the pictures but they’re not in actual serving (so don’t worry about finishing all these hehe). They were each served in small saucers (except the salad which came in a small plate) and are all refillable!
The Bulgogi Bibimbap (P395) came next, which was surprisingly big in serving too! A traditional Korean favorite, this dish combines bulgogi, various vegetables and rice. My dad, who is the least adventurous in our family when it comes to food, loved this.
Last to be served was the Haemul Gungjung Mandu (P450 for 6 pieces), which is made of fried dumplings with seafood (mussels, shrimps and squids) served with spicy sauce. I’m not a fan of spicy dishes so I didn’t touch the spicy seafood but was able to eat only the fried dumplings (I had 3 out of the 6 dumplings in our serving plate hehe!).
It was a truly delightful meal that I savored in each bite. I will surely bring AJ here next time so he too can enjoy these gastronomic delights.
Maybe next time too we can try some of their wine selections (they were a-plenty, I tell ya!).
I can’t help but wonder at the bistro look of Bulgogi Brothers – very sleek and modern. If it wasn’t for the K-Pop MTVs being played in its LCD TV, I wouldn’t think I’m in a Korean restaurant at all.
Bulgogi Brothers is located at Level 3, Greenbelt 5.