Korean barbeque restaurant chain "Bulgogi Brothers" from Korea will be officially open to the public starting September 10, 2011 in Manila, Philippines. The first branch is located in Greenbelt 5 and is operated by Creative Restaurant Concept (CRCI). It is heart warming how much confidence Mr. Zeus Yi, the firm's president has in the Philippines to open the first overseas branch here in the Philippines. In December 2011, they plan to open another branch here in Metro Manila and another one in Cebu. Bulgogi Brothers has 28 branches in Korea and they plan to open 4 more within the year.
Bulgogi Brothers specializes in barbeque dishes of Korean cuisines. Well, literally translating it, Bulgogi Brothers means "Beef Brothers". This is why I wasn't surprised that their meat dishes are so good! I was fortunate to be one of the first few people to have tried Bulgogi Brothers before it even officially opens in Manila.
|Inside Bulgogi Brothers - taken with Instagram|
If you're afraid of taking home the smell from the food that you cooked with your induction cooker with you, worry no more! Their ventilation system is good that even after eating for a long time, the smell didn't stick to my shirt! I guess this is important to a lot of people as a lot of restaurant that has a shabu-shabu/ personal grill concepts makes you smell like food after your meal.
More photos inside Bulgogi Brothers in Greenbelt 5:
|Wine rack by the entrance|
|Love the light!|
|Our Appetizer - Corn, sweet potatoes and quail eggs | FOC|
|Sogogi Naengchae | Php350.00|
Sogogi Naengchae is beef with fresh vegetables in an oriental dressing. In their menu, it also mentioned there that this dish is best ordered with Baekseju. Baekseju literally means "one-hundred-years wine". It is a Korean glutinous rice-based fermented alcoholic beverage flavored with a variety of herbs, ginseng most prominent among them. The beef was soft and tender and the dressing was mild yet tasty. Not too strong to overpower the taste of the beef. This is a great dish to start your Bulgogi Brothers experience.
|Sogogi Japchae | Php 350.00|
|Haemul Gungjung Mandu | 6 pcs Php 450.00 / 10 pcs Php 675.00|
|Sogogi Beoseot Bokkeum | Php 395.00|
|Seoul Style Bulgogi (Before)|
|Seoul Style Bulgogi (After)|
|Gwangyang Style Bulgogi | 2-3pax Php 595.00 / 4-6pax Php 895.00|
|Bulgogi Brothers Special | Source: Bulgogi Brothers Menu|
|Jjigae Brothers | Php 495.00|
I don't find the Haemul Doenjang-Jjigae good. It might be because I am full but the taste has nothing special. BUT the Kimchi Jjigae is very very good! A definite must order! A little warning though as it is spicy and a bit sour, just like Kimchi. Try it and you'll know what I am talking about.
Below is the menu of Bulgogi Brothers:
Fresh, tasty and a great dining experience! If you are a beef lover, go now! This is why I am looking forward to my next visit in Bulgogi Brothers as it is 맛있는! (delicious!). I am also excited to try out the other dishes that they offer! Bon Appétit!
3/F Greenbelt 5, Legaspi St,
Ayala Center Makati City,
(Beside UCC Terrace Cafe)
Telephone Number: 6216216
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