Don’t worry: this ain’t the train to Busan.
This is Seoul Train Korean BBQ, oppas and unnis, the resto with the back of a green train for its facade along Sgt. Esguerra Street in Quezon City.
Last Thursday, I took a ride with my fellow foodies on a gastronomic adventure during Seoul Train’s #ChewChewThursday Media Event to mark its reopening after it was temporarily closed for renovations at the end of last year.
There, I seemingly took a quick trip in SoKor as I explored the resto’s unique interiors, from its train station-like hallway, its cabin-type dining area and the downtown Gangnam feel of its upper floor which houses a mini-mall selling K-Pop items.
Seoul Train was the brainchild of renowned concert producers Happy Sy-Go and Vernon Go. The resto’s design concept and menu is a fusion of their love for great food and traveling.
During the event, Seoul Train launched several things that Korean food lovers are sure to love:
The upgrade to smokeless charcoal grills which takes away much of the “amoy usok” we associate with Korean BBQ joints. During grilling, the smoke is sucked away by the built-in vents, greatly reducing the smoke.
The inclusion of new dishes in the menu such as Jajamyeong (black bean noodles), Tteokbokki (rice cakes in spicy sauce), Dakbal (spicy chicken feet), Tangerine Chicken, Naejantang (beef tripe and intestines in broth) and Kimchi Godeungo-Tongjorim Jigae (spicy fish stew).
The introduction of the Dosirak, Korean bento meals available for take out. K-food lovers can choose from nine different dishes – Dry Beef Bulgogi, Beef Bulgogi, Yangnyeom Galbi, LA Galbi, Samgyeopsal, Ssamjang Samgyeopsal, Dak Gui and Bul Dak Gui – and enjoy their choice of viand along with rice, kimchi and fishcake.
With such exciting new additions to its facilities and menu, Seoul Train is the destination for Korean food lovers.
Many thanks to Jillian Subido of Pulp Media for the invitation and the management and crew of Seoul Train for the fun event!
Seoul Train Korean BBQ is located at 28 Sgt. Esguerra Street, Barangay South Triangle, Quezon City, open daily from 11am to 2.30pm and from 5.30pm to 10pm. For inquiries and reservations, call +63 2 82872446 or +63 917 7722203.
Disclosure: Together with other foodies, I attended a media event held in this restaurant. The food items mentioned here were served to allow us to sample the fare to facilitate honest reviews and were not paid for by the attendees, including myself.
Check out my posts about other Korean restaurants:
- Oh My Samgyup, Tomas Morato
- Ye Dang, Ugong
- Geonbae, Tomas Morato
- YumEaTeh!, Marikina
- Woorijib, Tomas Morato
- Jang Ga Nae, Ortigas
- Masil, Ugong
- Arariyo, Antipolo
- All4U, Century Mall
- Samgyeopmasarap, Greenhills
- Every Samgyeop, Tomas Morato
- Oh My Korean Grill and Chimaek, Tomas Morato
- Gangnam Wings, Megamall
- Premier The Samgyupsal, Malate
- Korean Palace, Baguio
- All4U, SM East Ortigas
- K-Pub BBQ, Trinoma
- Neul Bolm, Tagaytay
- Masil, SM Megamall
- Saram, Sikatuna Village
- Fantastic Baka, Tomas Morato
- Soban K-Town Grill, Eastwod City
- Muhan Samgyupsal, Greenhills
- 1223 Grill, Pasig