Han Grille is a wonderful discovery for me and my officemates. I love Korean Food and I’m glad that the Tomas Morato area, so near my workplace, offers a lot of options to satisfy my craving.
If you’re planning to order the resto’s grilled items, it’s best to come here as a group of 4 or more as you will be required to get 2 orders of grilled items (I loved the Spicy Marinated Pork and the Thinly-Sliced Beef!) Splitting the orders in a medium to large group also helps you enjoy more viands while paying significantly less. Of course, a Korean food trip will not be complete without an order of Stone Pot Bibimbap!
I loved eating at the Kapitolyo branch. I recommended the Glorietta 5 branch to my balikbayan friend for our get-together as she wanted to meet up in Makati.
The place can get really full around lunch time (and the seating can get cramped) so I was lucky to get a table for two as soon as I got in.
We loved the juicy, well-seasoned Signature Steaks. I prefer mine medium-done and accompanied by garden grains (buttered fried rice eith veggie bits) and bacon potato salad. My friend preferred hers well-done with steamed rice and mashed potatoes.
Of course, a meal at Mad Mark’s is not complete without ice cream. I veered away from my usual order of Half-Baked Madagascar and opted for the Motherlode (walnuts and pecans, yum!). My friend found her new favorite in the Chocolate on Chocolate.
My daddy held his 68th birthday here so the whole family brought their hungry tummies. The thing with buffets such as Dads-Saisaki-Kamayan is that there is no earthly way for you to eat or even sample all of the resto’s offerings. My strategy is to concentrate on the food that fulfills two criteria:1. Something I’ve really been craving for
2. Something I’ll probably have trouble finding elsewhere
3. Something that’s really expensive in a non-buffet resto
In this particular instance, I gorged myself on:
1. Roast beef (meat is so tender and flavorful; lots of marbled fat) 2. Pork and salmon katsu (a happy discovery for me as katsu wasn’t normally highlighted here before; this probably came about with the recent proliferation of katsu places)
4. For dessert: strawberry ice cream and mango truffle
5. Drink of choice: cucumber lemonade
This was a happy occasion celebrated with great company and great food.
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My coworkers and I decided to take advantage of the relatively lighter traffic and held one of our (in)famous happy lunches in Maginhawa Street. We opted for Friuli the consensus among the group was in favor of Italian food. We ordered Bacon and Egg Carbonara, Tuna Carbonara, Puttanesca, Mushroom Pizza and Cheesesteak Pizza. IMHO, the pizzas are ok but I’ve tasted homemade pasta better than those served here. Plus, I can’t believe they charge P10 for 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese!
I took my folks here for a nice family dinner. I always say that Chinese restos are great for family dinners because the viands are served family style which encourage sharing and bonding. We ordered our favorite Chinese food:- Hot and Sour Soup (my mom says it helps with her colds)
– Yang Chow Fried Rice (is a visit to a Chinese resto complete without ordering Yang Chow?)
The flavors meshed well together. As the servings were large, even when our original party of five grew to seven, we left the place with full bellies. The food were reasonably priced, too (I spent less than P2,000).
This resto is great if you have late night cravings for tapsilog or if you want to cap a night out with a hearty rice meal. Their Angus beef tapa is sliced very thinly – sukiyaki style – and marinated to come out flavorful and tender. You can also opt to get some local spiced vinegar to go with your tapsilog.
Check out my reviews of other Filipino restaurants and eateries in the Tomas Morato area:
I don’t know if this is common knowledge but I noticed that Starbucks increases its prices every time it makes its yearly Christmas blends available. My short hot Peppermint Mocha which cost P140 last year now costs P155. Will still be ordering it though, repeatedly in fact, as I promised my daughter a 2016 Starbucks Planner. TBH, I prefer the 2015 planner to the 2016 incarnation, even if the latter was co-created with Moleskine. Ah, the things I do!
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