Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Old and New Favorites at Korea Garden

My uncle recently treated all of us to lunch at Korea Garden, and it was a great time to bond with family, rediscover old favorites, and discover new ones. Korea Garden is one of those early pioneers in bringing real authentic Korean food to the metro. And after all these years, Korea Garden has not lost its touch.


Traditional appetizers, providing a combination of sweet and spicy, perfect way to start the meal,  a prelude to even more good things to come.




Mandu (Steamed Dumplings), delicate, subtle, yet so full of flavor. Always a favorite, the steamed dumplings at Korea Garden is consistently good.


Bibimnengmeun (Spicy Cold Noodles). This was new to me, the bold flavors and lightly chilled temperature makes this a refreshing dish. Nice addition to my list of favorites at Korea Garden.


I always enjoy doing lettuce wraps with Korean barbecue, and the use of vegetables provide a nice balance typical with Korean cuisine.


Chap Chae (Glass noodles with pork, mushroom and vegetables), the colors and flavors always amaze me.


Pajon (Spring Onion Cake), light, delicate flavors. Great side dish to complement your meal at Korea Garden.


Nakchi Bogum (Spicy Octopus), an old favorite. The spicy sauce just goes great with rice. The leeks and peppers also give it a nice crunch and flavor.


Beef and Chicken Bulgogi, perefectly marinated and grilled on a traditional cast iron skillet, great for stuffing in lettuce wraps.


Galbi Chim (Beef Rib Stew), an all-time favorite. Tender, fall-off-the-bone beef ribs with a rich sweet and spicy sauce. Time for extra rice. If it's authentic Korean dishes you're after, you can't go wrong with Korea Garden.

Korea Garden Restaurant is located at 128 Jupiter St., Bel-Air 2, Makati City or call 895-5443 for inquiries.

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24 comments:

  1. Looks like your uncle knows his restaurants! Lots of tasty variety there, but my pick would be the beef rib stew. Beef ribs do take a long time, but it is the slow cooking that makes them great. Thanks for sharing your trip to Korea Garden!

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    1. Hi Tina, the beef rib stew is my personal pick as well, thanks for stopping by!

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  2. My mouth is watering just by looking at the photos! :)

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  3. Okay... I have always said I love that I get to see all the fabulous food you get to go eat out... but now I'm jealous. I want some! :)

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  4. I want that cast iron skillet, that is fantastic! This dish looks so wonderful!! Take care, Terra
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    1. Hi Terra, it's a pretty ingenious skillet, with all the juices flowing down the bottom, really cool! Thanks for stopping by Terra!

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  5. wow...my mouth is watering just going thru the food pics...loved it absolutely !!!!!

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    1. hi Sonali, thanks! And thanks for visiting!

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    1. Hi pinkc00kies, spicy food rocks! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I love these appetizers. I think they're calculated to make you eat more but then who cares if everything is as good as these foodies. Happy FTF!

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    1. Hi Jellybelly, I always look forward to these appetizers, always a prelude to a good meal. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. they all look yummy! very nice photos too!
    Happy FTF!
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    1. Hi Pearl, thanks! And thanks for visiting!

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  9. the sweet dilis is my favorite...i always asked for a second serving.:p
    Pajon looks interesting, haven't tried it yet.

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    1. Hi Luna, sweet, a little spicy and a nice crunch, awesome! Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Thanks for recommending this place. I will certainly try this one of this days.

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    1. Hi FTF, let me know how you like it. And thanks for stopping by!

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  11. yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I want to try that spicy octupos, that must be delish :-) Dropping by from Food Trip Friday.

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    1. Thanks Jessy, hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend!

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  12. what a feast...everything looks great plus having it with the whole family around must be really lovely! i love bibimbap. :) visiting late from FTF, hope to see you around. thanks and have a great week. :)

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    1. Hi cHeErFuL, thanks! Have a great weekend!

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