O Rice, located in Forum BGC, is the sister restaurant of Yoree Korean BBQ. This is their price friendly, quick service version of Korean food. Yoree is more traditional Korean food while O Rice serves quick meals good for single or even group diners.
The interiors are bright and makes you happy looking at all the colors. Take a look at that wall with colored spools of yarn used as decoration. They also have an open kitchen setup where you can see the chefs whipping up your orders in a sizzling flash.
The KTG crew and I were sampling some of O Rice’s dishes. We started off with the Topoki (P248), rice cake, ramen and fish cake simmered in a spicy sauce. A skewer of shrimp tempura, rice roll and dumpling make this a meal by itself but can also serve as a sharing appetizer.
The other appetizer we tried is the Chicken Popcorn (P248), a perfect match for beer. Chicken thigh pieces tossed in sweet and spicy sauce and topped with chopped peanuts. The sweet and spicy is perfectly balance so you’ll be getting piece after piece while the peanuts adds a nutty texture.
The Army Base Stew “Budjae Jjjigae” (P698) is a dish that traces it’s roots to after the Korean War. The noodle dish was made with left over items from the nearby army base that included instant noodles, ham, sausages and many other items.
O Rice makes theirs with instant ramen noodles, ham, macaroni, sausages, ground pork, beans, vegetables and tofu. The broth is very spicy and just one taste had me reaching for a quencher. Serving suitable for 3-4 people.
Their Pan Bibimbap (P240) is an interesting take with the inclusion of avocado slices to the usual julienned veggies. The avocados add an extra dose of creaminess, working together with the silky egg yolk and gives the rice more texture.
I first encountered Andong Chicken Stew (P498) at Hoolala but the O Rice cooks it differently. The dish is simmered longer leading to a heartier stew.
For those looking for a quick meal in a bowl option, then these fried rice bowls should be your pick. I tried the Sausage Bacon Fried Rice (P298), kimchi fried rice with bacon, topped with a piece of sausage and drizzled with teriyaki and honey mustard sauces.
Irene and I shared the Chicken Cutlet Rice (P248) and Seafood Fried Rice (P248) on a subsequent visit to O Rice. Both were very good with generous toppings and a good amount of fried rice underneath. I think you can order 2 and share it among 3 people.
Something I missed taking a pic of was their kimbaps (Korean sushi rolls). I was able to try the Beef Bulgogi Kimbap (P298), Spicy Pork Kimbap (P248) and Shrimp Kimpab (P298). All of them were big and so filling and did I mention they were so large I had a bit of trouble fitting one into my mouth.
You can get Korean ice cream for dessert, a surefire way to lower the spicy party happening in your mouth.
Service is efficient, food is tasty and prices are pretty good for the large servings. O Rice is one option for a quick and easy lunch or dinner in the BGC area.
O Rice Korean Stylish Pan Fried Rice1-5 Forum BGC
7th avenue cor. 25th street
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Philippines
Operating Hours: 11am-3:30pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm daily
Contact No.: (632) 866-0574
Facebook Page: O Rice Korean
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