6.085 Korean Barbecue Mushrooms


31 (Tue) March 2015

Korean Barbecue Mushrooms


at Korean Village

-Malate, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-

with MG, CT

Try Every Korean Restaurant in Ermita and Malate (26) (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.



Korean Village is a Korean restaurant.  Specializing in Korean BBQ.


While Koreans certainly do eat chicken, shrimp, and fish, as well as ox tripe/intestine/tongue, and tofu, the items typically wouldn’t be found all in once place, particularly at a BBQ joint; moreover, a self-respecting restaurant, at least one under Korean management, would never charge for mushrooms.

Banchan (1.5): pale color of kimchi = evidence of inauthenticity.
Spicy Pork (2.5)
Ox Tripe (1.0): we keep ordering stuff like this because CT, who is Panamanian, which, come to think of it, is irrelevant – always insists.
Beef Spareribs (2.0)

The food was kinda meh.   As suggested by the enthusiastic and exclusively Filipino clientele – the business card indicates Filipino ownership – everything is adapted to suit local palates, from the overabundance of options to the underseasoned preparations.  Whatever.

Good to see, however, that Korean cuisine is becoming more mainstream here.

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