Cycle 5 – Item 343
14 (Sun) December 2014
Cham Pong Myun
at Go! Kizip
-Malate, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-
Try Every Korean Restaurant in Ermita and Malate (10) (see also TEKREM)
Surveying all the Korean eateries, including those serving Korean-Chinese fare, located in the neighborhoods of Ermita and Malate, nearby work and home. Minimum of 1 dish per place. Currently 45 establishments. Though anticipating that most of the places will be mediocre, I look forward to exploring more of my environment.
Upon my return from Melbourne this afternoon, after a week-long stuff-face of western food, I wanted to eat some kind of Asian comfort food, something brothy, something with spicy, something like jjambbong.
Go! Kizip is a Korean/Chinese restaurant. Offers Korean table-top BBQ, all-u-can-eat shabu shabu, and a handful of Korean-Chinese dishes. The name of the place is a play on the Korean “gogi jib (고기집) = meat house.” Open 24 hours.
The food was awful. Bits and pieces of overcooked ingredients, probably recooked from leftovers dumped back into the pot. Heavy hand on the spices, probably to mask the otherwise inadequate flavors. Ugh. Even worse, the whole service was so disgustingly filthy. I tried to down a few bites of noodles but got queasy and walked out.
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