21 (Sat) March 2015
at Hwangso Makchang
-Malate, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-
with JR, TL, CT, BB, DRC
Try Every Korean Restaurant in Ermita and Malate (23) (see all posts TEKREM)
Surveying 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.
Hwangso Makchang is a Korean restaurant. Specializes in Korean BBQ, including intestines, beef and pork. The name of the place means “cow (hwangso) lower intestine (makchang).”
Our old friend and colleague JR is back in town! Now with WR KHM as the NCD focal point, he’s in town to support the country’s MOH delegation at a meeting next week concerning the RAP on DBM (If you don’t already know any of these abbreviations, then you don’t need to). Given a list of options for his welcome back dinner, he opted for Korean BBQ.
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28 (Sat) Mar 2015
Try Every Korean Restaurant in Ermita and Malate (24) (see all posts TEKREM)
This post covers two restaurants, same dish, different dates. I will do this more often to accelerate the completion of TEKREM.
Hwangso-Ga is a Korean restaurant. Buffet, including table-top grilling.
From the outset, I was very impressed by the spread. More than double the number claimed on the poster at the entrance, I counted 46 items, plus dips/pastes/condiments, as well as bibimbab, noodles, and unlimited meat for the grill. Just 499 won at lunch.
Despite all indications to the contrary – a buffet, a cheap buffet, Korean food, in Ermita, at lunch, by myself – I enjoyed the experience. Most important, everything tasted authentic, just like it would be at an equivalent establishment in Korea. Granted, nothing was all that great, but good enough. And so much variety, I had a great time sampling it all.
Although I doubt that I’d come back for the food per se, this could be a decent place to drink and hang out with the gang.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN PHILIPPINES)