I am a fan of spicy foods, but for whatever reason, I never get “addicted” with Korean dishes which are culture-wise, spicy. I find it crazy because when me and my friends are still making decisions what to eat and where to go, I have no idea that all of them are serious when they said they are up to dining to a Korean store and I’m the one left, and still undecided. With the pleading look in their eyes and while we’re stuck in a traffic, I did say yes. Minutes later, I found myself at Don Pedro St. Makati, in front of Mirae BBQ Korean Cuisine Restaurant.
The only Korean dish I know is Kimchi (and I don’t even know if I spelled it right!lolx) and Bulgogi, and I’m glad to taste some other Korean food; thanks to a friend who taught us how to enjoy Korean dishes at its finest.
I like the part in which we get to see how garlic and pork were grilled, since the griller is on the middle of the table. I enjoy seeing the pork turned to golden brown and the smell of grilled garlic tickled my olfactory sense. The downside of having Grilled pork belly or Samgyeopsal being cooked in front of me was the smell sticks on my shirt, and on my hair, which made a really “not so comely” scent after we dine.
It’s nice to know that the foods are not pricey as I thought it would be, and for a budget of as low as P250, one can surely enjoy Korean food without ruining a budget. Some of the foods we get to dig in are Paejon, Spicy beef and leek soup, Stone Pot Bibimbap, Mandu and Bulgogi. I’ll say Korean foods are pretty healthy because most of their dishes have vegetables in it.
Of course, I think a Korean feast will be incomplete without a bottle of Soju! Since it’s been quite some time since I drink any liquor, I find the taste pretty strong, but one thing’s for sure, it does leaves a warm feeling in my tummy after one shot.
Mirae BBQ Korean Restaurant just opened January of this year, and it’s pretty spacious enough to accommodate 10-20 people. I don’t think reservations are a must, but it wouldn’t hurt if one would go there first and reserve a few seats. They also have an allotted parking space, so it’s not that hassle to find a place to park a car. Mirae is a place for those who love and would love to eat and explore Korean dishes, with a price right enough to fit every one’s wallet. Like one of my friend said, choosing among Wow, Meets and Needs Improvement to rate the place and the food, we gave it a Meets.