I remember the times when I was still a degree holder of BS Fresh Graduate. I would bum around and became addicted with Kpop songs. I later explored how Korean food was, because most of their reality shows feature Korean meals! Out of curiosity, my Kpop friends and I tried to explore Don Antonio, Quezon City where there Korean restaurants abound.
Aside from the tongue-twister meals, I noticed that Korean food contains too much ingredients that need to be assembles. Also, tons of chinaware laid on the tables could be overwhelming. Nevertheless, the taste of Korean food always amused me. Eventually, I got used to eating the Korean way.
Ssamgyeopsal and japchae will always be present in a Korean restaurant. My fellow bloggers and I dined at Chef’s Noodle. They offer Japchae for P 195.00. It literally means “a mixture of vegetables”. The Glass noodles were broken inside my mouth, allowing me to taste its exquisite flavor. Their special soy sauce truly made their Japchae taste perfect! It’s like Koreans’ version of pansit.
I only love tofu when paired with pork and dipped in soy sauce, but their Spicy Tofu priced at P 75.00 exceeded my expectations. The premium sliced and fried tofu is sautéed in a mix of mid spicy sauce. It’s really good! My words can’t really give justice on how very good it was. Plus, I can’t get over the fact that it’s affordable.
Shrimp Twigim priced at P345.00 is just a normal dish, at least for me. It is the usual tempura we can order in a Japanese resto. Twigim means ‘deep fried’. The dipping sauce that comes with it is great, though.
Kas Basket P295.00 is a basket of breaded and deep fried golden brown chicken, pork, and fish. We dined at their branch in Robinson’s Magnolia where an event was held to launch the new face of Chef’s Noodle – Sam Concepcion. It’s a good thing there’s a Chef Noodle branch near my area (the one at SM The Block). I can keep coming back whenever I wish!
The ambience is simple but elegant and with just the right hint of Korean vibe blended in the atmosphere. Their prices are affordable and that is why I am considering dining here soon again. I cannot assure you whether or not their servings are good, because what I attended was a media launch. Media men are always pampered, so when it comes to service, the waiters/waitresses are always attentive despite of how disorderly an event is. The taste and the quality of the food served are considerable for a fast casual restaurant.
Robinson’s Magnolia, Doña M Hemady Avenue, Quezon City