Sometimes, something as simple as a new Korean restaurant opening nearby can get me all excited. There are quite a number of Korean restaurants along and near Tomas Morato (Hwaroro and Leann’s Teahouse are among my favorites), but most of them are quite some distance from my office.
Every Samgyeop opened its doors right across the street from my office just a couple of weeks ago. Similar to other Korean barbecue joints, its menu consists mainly of grill-able marinated or unmarinated meats cooked right in front of the diners.
It provides another variation among the cuisines boasted of by the compound of restos where it is located: comfort food and desserts at Mom & Tina’s, Italian pastas and rolled pizzas from Pazzo Rollio, steaks from Melo’s, and now Korean barbecue from Every Samgyeop.
For about a week now, my daughter and I have been looking forward to trying this Korean resto out, and tonight, we had our chance.
Upon entering, we were greeted by the sight of spacious and brightly lit interiors, clean surroundings and an overall cheery vibe, helped no doubt, by the K-pop music from the Korean TV show playing in the background. Being new, the place does not have the smoky smell that permeates other Korean barbecue restos (and, later on, one’s clothes!) yet.
The staff are friendly and accommodating, especially with our requests for refills and picture-taking.
We ordered our all-time favorites:
- Samgyeopsal (Php300), thick juicy slices of grilled pork belly.
- Woosamgyup (Php380), thin slices of grilled beef brisket.
- Bibimbab (Php300), Korean mixed rice with vegetables and fried egg.
These were served (quite promptly) with side dishes such as kimchi (which my daughter greatly appreciated), sweetened baby potatoes, and Korean vegetable salad, among others.
To be honest, the quality of our orders in terms of taste and texture is at par with other Korean restos we usually frequent. What will get us to come back here would be the continued cleanliness of the place, the promptness of the service and the friendliness of the staff.
Every Samgyeop is located at 58 Sgt. Esguerra Avenue, South Triangle, Quezon City.