If you’re looking for value in your unlimited barbecue set, you would want to get both quality and quantity. You want to get a wide variety of meats and cuts, without sacrificing the service, ambiance, and overall restaurant experience. What if I told you that you could get the best of both worlds at this new barbecue place in Quezon City, where you can get premium meats of both samgyeopsal and yakiniku?
Hardcore fans of the Korean barbecue craze already know about Meatsumo, which is the samgyeopsal trend on another level. I’m talking about 11 different types of meat to choose from and 20 whopping different side dishes to pair it with, all for a competitive price of P549. That was already enough to get me interested in trying this new restaurant, but as I would learn, that was just the start of what Meatsumo had to offer.
Diverse and unique flavors
During my visit to Meatsumo in Panay Avenue, I immediately sensed the brand’s modern take on what the Asian barbecue experience should be. Firstly, the interiors of the restaurant were refreshing. It shared similar motifs with other samgyeopsal places, but it was beautifully designed with colorful and quirky murals on every wall. The fusion of Korean and Japanese cuisine is also something you don’t see every day.
The true star of Meatsumo is its astounding variety in meats and side dishes. For P549, you get unlimited servings of 6 different types of beef (Plain Beef, Peppered Beef, Beef Bulgogi, Beef Gochujang, Beef Yakiniku, and Spicy Beef Yakiniku) and five types of pork (Plain Pork, Pork Galbi, Pork Gochujang, Pork Yakiniku, and Spicy Pork Yakiniku). You can pair these tasty cuts with 20 different side dishes that are too many for me to list here, but they consisted of Korean staples and Japanese favorites like Yakisoba and Karaage.
Out of the meats that I tried, the Peppered Beef was a standout for me. This went well with my Kimchi Rice, Kani Salad, and Ebi Tempura – some of the flavor-packed dishes that I ordered. Meatsumo’s handmade sauces and mysterious cheese were also complete scene-stealers, perfectly complementing each kind of meat that I paired it with.
But that doesn’t even cover everything that you get with your visit to Meatsumo. Each unlimited barbecue set also includes unlimited iced tea and one serving of creamy soft-serve ice cream. Talk about value for your money.
If you thought Meatsumo already has it all, its impressive menu is just the tip of the iceberg. The Panay branch that I visited is the first Meatsumo Premium launched. Although currently only serving the regular menu, Meatsumo Premium plans to include more high-end cuts to its roster, including Angus wagyu beef, salmon belly, and Kurobuta pork.
I loved Meatsumo’s take on the Korean barbecue trend and the ingenious fusion of Japanese cuisine to keep us curious and interested. And that’s just the start. There’s so much more in store for us at Meatsumo, and I can’t wait to see (and taste!) it for myself in the future.
You can visit Meatsumo Panay Branch at 23 Panay Avenue, Brgy. Paligsahan, Quezon City.
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