Friday, August 14, 2020

Food Delivery: Busan Kitchen

I surprised my family with flight tickets to Korea. But I was in for a bigger surprise when Covid-19 put a halt on all international flights. And even if flights pushed through, it was just too risky for us; especially when I'm expecting. Thankfully, we have pretty good Korean restaurants in Manila. A new one that claims serve authentic Korean fare is Busan Kitchen.

Hello, Busan Kitchen.

Busan Kitchen is one of the newest Korean restaurants in town. Founded by Mr. Kim Dong Jun, a Korean national born and raised in Busan, he is committed to serving authentic Korean cuisine to the Manila market. 

Named after his hometown, Busan Kitchen offers crowd favorites samgyupsal and bibimbap among others. It also has other Korean staples like japchae and tokbokki perfect as afternoon snacks.

Busan Kitchen sent me some of its Kimbab (PHP150), Kimchi (PHP100/tub), and Samgaetang (PHP500, good for two pax) last week. And it was just perfect with the gloomy weather we had that weekend. 

The kimbap had good rice and filling ratio. But I found it a tad dry. You might want to have this with sesame oil dip on the side for that slight nutty and toasted flavor.

If you are fond of spicy dishes, Busan Kitchen's kimchi is for you. It was a bit spicier compared to the other kimchi I've had from other Korean restaurants. The cabbage used was fresh too. Each bite had that addictive crunch that went well with the whole meal.

I was excited to try samgaetang that came in a huge container. I loved how it arrived still piping hot! 

One order comes with a whole chicken! Though Busan Kitchen says that it serves two persons, I'd say you can get four or even more servings from one order.

I was expecting each slurp of the broth to give a lot of heat from the ginseng. But it was quite mild. The soup's taste was quite muted. But it allowed our taste buds to appreciate and savor the delicate flavor of the poultry. Do add salt and pepper if you want your portion to be tastier.

I liked my samgaetang more the day after as the broth got more of the chicken's flavor. Best to eat this while hot as it tends to have oil film after it cools down caused by the chicken's fat.

Are you interested to enjoy a Korean feast at home? Check out Busan Kitchen's order system below. Note that all orders will come from Pasig City.

Busan Kitchen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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