Everything Korean has become a hit in our country in just a short span of time: from series and music to makeup and skin care products. Nevertheless, it is undeniable that the best thing Koreans have introduced to us is their cuisine. Eating Korean food gives us such an experience that could make us feel like we are actually in Korea. We see more and more Korean restaurants all over the metro nowadays and one of the restaurants that offer that authentic Korean cuisine experience is Matgalne Korean Restaurant.
This cozy restaurant located in Kalayaan Ave. (super near A Venue mall!) offers nothing but real and yummy Korean food. In my opinion, the laid back ambiance makes you feel like just relaxing and indulging on authentic Korean cuisine with your colleagues after a long day at work. I am pretty sure that young professionals from the area frequents this place. What makes Matgalne Korean Restaurant different from other restaurants of the same kind is that they offer their dishes for such an unbelievably low price. Don't worry cause you're up for a definitely satisfying meal.
In Matgalne, Korean cuisine need not be expensive. They offer dinner buffet and unlimited pork belly and beef brisket during lunch. Your Korean dining experience is complete for just P299 - P399 per head. They also offer other Korean dishes ala carte. But for me, the buffet is more than enough to keep me full. :) Anyway, here are some of the numerous dishes that we had during their Bloggers' Night:
|Japchae (Korean noodles)|
|More healthy veggies for the salad|
The highlight of the night would definitely be rolling up your Pork Belly and Beef Brisket in the fresh and healthy greens as they would do it in Korea. I wish I did not have coffee prior the dinner because I felt like I was already full after just one round in the buffet table. I prefer the Beef Brisket more because it has less fat, but the pork belly also tasted really well. For me, this Korean specialty tastes clean and all good!
|Korean Chicken Stew or Dakdoritang|
|Clear Seaweed Soup or Miyo Soup|
Aside from the Beef Brisket, my favorite would definitely by the Korean Chicken Stew that Ms. Windy Park of Matgalne specially served for us. We were told that it tastes like adobo, but I liked this one better! It's a little bit spicy, but absolutely tasty! The seaweed soup was also a nice addition to our meal because of the clean taste. This soup is actually eaten by mothers after giving birth for at least one month to cleanse their bodies. Had I known of this when I gave birth, I would have given it a try!
This Korean dining experience was absolutely a blast! I cannot even move after indulging in Matgalne's Korean dishes lol. I believe that when we try out cuisine from other countries, it is the entire experience that we are after and I definitely was able to have a grasp of that Korean dining experience with Matgalne. Thank you for having us! :)
Please visit their branches at:
Matgalne Korean Restaurant, Main Branch
4768 Kalayaan Avenue Corner Mariano Street, Poblacion
Makati City, Metro Manila
Tel #: (02) 890 – 2949
2F Millenium Place Bldg., Meralco Ave.,
Ortigas Center, San Antonio
Pasig City, Metro Manila
Operating Hours: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm, Monday to Saturday
PS, Don't forget to check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/matgalne on how you could get a 10% discount!