Monday, March 26, 2012

My First Bite: Kim N' Chi

I have practically been away from CS for almost a month and since the scheduled laser tag was on the weekend of my favorite bazaar, we decided to cancel it and move it two weeks after. (It may sound a wee bit selfish but most CSers were also not available then. Promise!) My friend N (different N from previous posts) and I decided to go food tripping at Glorietta before hitting a bazaar.

Since we were in a hurry to have lunch in order to be at World Trade before 4 p.m., we decided to have lunch at the food court. (Hey, we need to save some money to be able to buy more fashion finds.)
N ordered Indian food at New Bombay and while I’m not really the person fond of Indian food, I skipped around and saw… Kim N’ Chi. Cute name, I thought.
The menu was very simple and the Ramyon (PHP85) and Seafood Omu-Rice (PHP119) captured my attention.  The ramyon was nothing extravagant. I just wanted soup. :D
I waited for my little alarm to buzz and light up while looking for a table for me and my friend. After a few minutes, the little cute convenient gadget lit up. My food’s ready!

I smiled when I saw the GENEROUS serving of Kim N’ Chi. It was very much consistent with their display. I love it! My friend N was shocked when I went back to our table and was even more shocked to find out that the whole thing cost me a mere PHP204.
I tasted the ramen first and it tasted just like the mild Jin Ramyeon. I had nothing against it as it is my favorite Korean packed noodles brand. While slurping, I computed their gross margin, deducting other ingredients such as some green onions, water, and egg. They must have a good PHP40-50 as margin. Not bad, not bad at all.
The warm noodles appeased my almost gone lunatic tummy (as it was almost 2:00 p.m. then). But I can’t help stare at my seafood omu-rice. After finishing half of my bowl, I started to proceed to the gigantic serving of rice.
My eyes deceived me for a moment there. As a person who prefers to eat the viand more than the rice, this was way too little for me. The shrimps were a tad small. The chunks of squid were about five to six and the same is true with the mussels. My taste buds went ballistic when one of the mussels tasted… wrong. It was too fishy. I had to drown myself with iced tea just to get rid of the nasty taste. But it was just one mussel and luckily, it was the last one or else, I would have not touched the rest.
I still think that my Kim N’ Chi lunch was value for money, especially to those fond of rice. The bowl of noodles was good but I’d stick with making my own and save a few tens.   

Kim N’ Chi is located at Food Choices, 3rd floor Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Makati City.

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