Category : Korean Food
Address : Jang Ga Nae Korean Restaurant , 237 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Paranaque City, Philippines
My Seoul-ful cravings have taken into heights unforeseen … here goes one of them.
Interior is a basic simple Korean Restaurant with exhausts hanging from the ceiling which is similar to other Korean restaurants in BF. Servers are in uniforms with a touch of more of Chinese than Korean. Nothing extravagant about the place but because of the big facade, you can be quite intimidated.
House Tea is available upon request.
Cha Dol (Thinly Sliced Sirloin Beef) – Php 350 – The nice thing about Korean barbeque is the variety of the Ban Chan served in every order. Ban Chan refers to small dishes of food served along with cooked rice in Korean cuisine. In this restaurant, if you ordered only 1 Korean Barbeque, the cooking of the meat is done in the kitchen. Though the pork rib is something that they always push in these restaurants, I get disappointed in the amount of bones present in it. It is not getting your money’s worth, I must say. So when it comes to barbeque, I would always prefer the beef strips over the ribs.
The Ban Chan:
Sweet Camote – our very own camote (sweet potato) cooked in sugar
Sweet Baby Potatoes – boiled and cooked in sugar
Peanuts – boiled with sugar
Kimchi – pickled and fermented cabbage with chili peppers and salt
Kongnamul – cold and boiled bean sprout with sesame oil
Sigeumchi namul – Lightly boiled spinach dressed with sesame oil, garlic, and soy sauce.
Salad w/ greens and shredded carrots
Spicy Korean Coleslaw
Greens for the wraps
Thin Seafood Pancake
Slices of Garlic
Slices of Fresh Green Pepper
Go chu jang – chili pepper paste
Soup – this one is spicy
Rice – which you will pay for Php 50.00 each
Pineapple slices – dessert
Bi Bim Bap – Korean Mixed Rice – Php 250 – with a choice of either hot or cold. The cold one is a disappointment for me. I have too much expectations for this because it came with a recommendation. Maybe, the hot one was better. This is such a huge amount of serving – could feed 2 people. This is a bowl of rice served with sautéed and seasoned vegetables (namul) and gochujang (chili pepper paste). A fried egg is served on top. A sliced meat (usually beef) is a common addition. The ingredients are stirred together thoroughly just before eating.
(*) Galbi Jim – Korean Rib Stew – Php 350 – “the nearer to the bone , the sweeter the meat” . This one is one of the best I’ve tasted. The meat is so tender that it falls off the bone. The fat of the meat literally melts in your mouth thereby increasing your chances of dying young … but happy. I would assume this was slow cooked. This is such a crowd-pleaser when cooked perfectly. But you should always try to make it with bone-in ribs, because like Italian osso bucco or Irish stew, Galbi Jim relies on the stewed bone marrow for its rich flavor. This is a must-have!
This one is gratifying for a very reasonable price. Korean cuisine has that “overwhelming” appeal for me. The table is full of delights for the tongue without being “unhealthy”. It gives you a “full” feeling without the guilt … ummhh , maybe just a little. Wink wink !