TBW always used to say “I’m not really fond of Korean food”, when urged to try a new Korean restaurant. Someone spoke to soon, alright. Because one fine day, after touring the new food wing of Alabang Town Center, TBW sits in a Korean restaurant and enjoys…nay…loves everything that is served.
Just like any typical Korean restaurant, Bulgogi Brothers served an array of appetizers endlessly at the beginning of the meal. TBW probably loved this entree because of the melange of familiar flavors ranging from sweet, spicy, salty to sour and the textures from crunchy to smooth and the play of colors. All close to home. Nothing too alien. Plus we had two servings of each. It was a feast for the eyes, palate and wallet. Love it!
We ordered dumplings with a seafood vegetable salad on the side and spicy tolerable sauce and my only favorite Korean dish (then) chapchae or japchae (sweet potato noodles with bits of beef and vegetables). A mental note was made not to order these next time as the appetizers were more than enough to satisfy. Also, TBW has had better chapchae. The most recent being in Bon Chon (more of this in another post). The presentation though of both dishes were beautifully executed.
The Bulgogi Brothers special was recommended by our server. Glad we followed her as food was very good, had value for money as one order fed 4, and interactive cooking was experienced. A must try!
The Koreans have definitely invaded our country. My palate included. I am now a convert. I love Korean food… but only at Bulgogi Brothers… for now.