Time moves so quickly that I did not realize Sariwon Korean Barbecue has already turned 2, last April, here in the Philippines. They recently opened their 2nd store at the Promenade extension in Greenhills. Sariwon has been one of our family’s favorite Korean restaurants because they have great exhaust and you won’t be smelling like charcoal and their marinades don’t use sugar so it’s ok for diabetics. I was excited to try their new dishes when they invited me along with a couple of other foodies to their newest branch.
The Promenade branch of Sariwon is a bi-level space with a private area perfect for small parties on the 2nd floor.
We had a number of dishes but I’ll just talk about the new ones and the one I had a new appreciation of. We had the Kimchijeon (P280), a kimchi filled variation of the Korean pancake. Int he more than 2 years that Sariwon has opened my taste buds have evolved so I actually enjoyed this mix of chewy and mild spiciness.
Dolsot Bibimbap (P380). A common dish in Korea, almost a meal in itself, I had this the first time I dined at Sariwon but have not ordered it again. A bevy of beautiful colors that you mix up with chili bean paste and mix in a hot stone bowl.
Galbi Jim (P780/2-3 people), Korean beef stew. This is not the first time I’ve had this dish but this could be the best I’ve had so far in Manila. Instead of the sweetish dish I’m familiar with, Sariwon has infused a mix of different spices in this one. The meat is tender and really absorbs the flavor really well. The sauce is perfect to drizzle over steaming white rice.
Soondubu Chigae (P300). This is a tofu and clam stew/soup. This is on the spicy side but you can still taste the umami flavors of the clams. Evidence of my growing capability to consume spicier food, I finished off a small bowl of this one. Spicy food lovers should enjoy this one.
Finally, for dessert we had the Patbingsoo (P180). A Korean shaved ice treat topped with red bean, ground nut powder, mochi and milk. This was a nice way to wash out all the strong flavors of the earlier dishes. The most surprising ingredient here is the mochi which had a slightly salty taste, not like the usual bland and chewy ones. Sariwon served us their complimentary dessert, the Sikhye, my favorite.
I’m really happy that there another branch of Sariwon Korean Barbecue to visit, we used to go to the BGC branch at 5:45 on a Sunday to be sure to get a table. The new dishes should provide us more choice when eating there to complement our usual galbi.
Sariwon Korean BarbecueGround Floor Promenade 3 Ortigas Ave, West Crame San Juan, Metro Manila Contact No.: (02)650-3075/ (0916)237-7070/ (0932)855-1543 Operating Hours: 10am to 10pm daily Branch(es): 7th Avenue corner 29th Street
Bonifacio High Street Central
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City Contact No.: (02) 621-3205 /(0915) 900-9272
Facebook Page: Sariwon Philippines
Like this post? Subscribe to Tales From The Tummy by Email
Follow Tales From the Tummy on Google+