6.080 Chosun Set


26 (Thu) March 2015

Chosun Set


at Café Chosun

-Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-

with DRC, TL, JR, et al.

Try Every Korean Restaurant in Ermita and Malate (25) (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.


The place has been busy, sometimes packed to capacity, every time that I’ve passed by, including this evening.

Café Chosun is a Korean restaurant.  Brand-spanking new, the first one to open since TEKREM was launched.  Specializes in Korean BBQ.

A tad pricier than other places, which typically charge about 300 per portion, but the extras compensate somewhat, now including a free egg casserole.

A nice experience overall.  While the meat was okay, if unremarkable, the extras made up for it: mushrooms, onion, tofu, unlimited bean sprouts, even the little sausages, not necessarily in flavor but at least in fun, particularly for novices to this kind of eating.  The sides were relatively diverse and dynamic.  And the large griddle allowed for cooking everything at once, requiring less fuss.  Service was quick, efficient, and helpful.  So far, this is the place to beat where BBQ is concerned.

Someone asked: “Are you allowed to cook kimchi??”
Good sense, the items with sauce are cooked on foil so that the griddle doesn’t need to be changed out with every batch.
Bulgogi (3.0): the fresh bean sprouts and garlic leeks provided a very welcome touch of brightness.



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