Where to Eat in Marikina: Kor-BBQ Restaurant Grill and Buffet
Annyeonghaseyo, foodies! Ready for the second stop of our three-part (Part 1 here) Marikina Food Crawl? Whether you’re a fan of Kpop or KDrama or just love eating quality Korean food, you’re in for a treat as we eatsplore the wonderful flavors of Marikina’s first smokeless grill, Kor-Bbq Restaurant Grill and Buffet.
LOCATION OF KOR-BBQ RESTAURANT GRILL AND BUFFET
Located at 10 Almond Nut St., along Mayor Gil Fernando Ave., Marikina City, Kor-Bbq Restaurant Grill and Buffet is a newly-opened korean barbecue spot where you can enjoy your favorite Korean fares (think Samgyupsal!), desserts, and more! With modern spacious interiors highlighted by traditional Korean decors and accents, every foodie will enjoy a cozy dining experience for an hour or two at Kor-BBQ Restaurant Grill and Buffet for sure.
APPETIZERS AT KOR-BBQ RESTAURANT GRILL
Okay so we all know Korean grills are big on appetizers and Kor-Bbq definitely went huge on their take of delicious starters! With a whole section dedicated for it, you can feast on their sushi, salads, fried fritters, and traditional Korean sides. Tempted as I was, I had to forcefully stop myself from getting anything as I was reserving some serious stomach space for the feast we had waiting in our grilling tables.
Time to grill! Of course, as the restaurant’s name suggests, people anticipate the grilled meats. I’ve always enjoyed Korean grills as I love the thought of seeing my food freshly cooked in front of me. Only this time, willing as I was (really!), one of their friendly staff graciously offered to do the grilling for us. So we gladly obliged. She gave us two cooking options: Crispy and Slightly Brown. Yay for that!
For the meats, they gave us three (3) choices: Bulgogi (beef), Samgyeopsal (pork belly), and Chadol Baki (sliced beef brisket). Normally, the best way to enjoy the grilled meats is to dip it in a special chili sauce, garnish with either raw or lightly-grilled garlic before wrapping in fresh lettuce. Best paired with either white rice or ChapChae/JapChae (stir-fried glass noodles). One comment I have though is that the JapChae didn’t look so appetizing as it had little or no toppings at all.
Want to break the meaty taste in your mouth? Try their wide array of sides to neutralize your tastebuds and at the same time whet your appetite for more meaty goodness such as their Korean style Pancakes, Odeng (Korean Fishcake Soup, one of the more popular streetfood in Korea), and Spicy Gangnam Chicken. I personally enjoyed best the Hot Teokbokki (stir-fried rice cakes) as the taste and consistency and kick of the sauce is very much like the good ones I’ve tasted during my last travel to Seoul.
For dessert, I was actually expectant of my favorite Melona. Sadly they didn’t have any and offered us chocolate-covered biscuits and wafers instead.
Ready to grill? Kor-BBQ Restaurant Grill and Buffet is open Mondays-Sundays, 10:30 AM to 11:30 PM and are priced at Php 399 per head from Monday to Thursday and Php 499 Friday to Sunday + Holidays, either lunch or dinner. Kansamida!
Kor-BBQ Restaurant Grill and Buffet
Location: No. 10 Almond Nut St., Mayor Gil Fernando Ave., Marikina City
Contact Number: (+63 998) 554-4711