The anatomy of eating Korean bbq wrap is so simple. Greens (lettuce or whatever leafy vegetable that you want), rice, beef or pork, kimchi, and garlic. But for some reason no matter how simple it may be, we, Filipinos (particularly us) would always come back for more.

Korean cuisine has always been our go-to meal whenever we are tired or if we cannot fully decide on where to eat. And just recently, we tried, yet again, another restaurant. Seoul Train: Korean Bbq. Located along Sgt. Esguerra (note: keep your eyes wide open since it’s just a small place and it cannot be recognized easily), this mere restaurant which will turn a year old this June, is a place you should visit if you love and enjoy Korean food.

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Seoul Train: Korean Bbq

Just like any other Korean restaurants, they serve the usual, Samgyeopsal, Woo Samgyeop, and other seasoned beef and pork. Their menu also includes high-grade Wagyu beef. Note that their beef comes from Japan and US. Which explains why it tasted better.

Kagoshima Rib Eye at Php 3,300 per 220g
Saga Striploin at Php 3,600 per 220g
OMI Chateaubrland (Tenderloin) at Php 6,280 per 220g


But let also not forget their noodles and other types of food as well.

Noodles and rice choices

See, it’s all the same. But the experience is different. (Note that if you plan to bring your child with you, please have them cook your beef for safety precautions) The place itself is small. With around 6 to 7 tables, that can sit around 5 to 6, the place fills up pretty fast. But if you do end up waiting for a couple of minutes, their waiting area will probably keep you busy/entertained. 😉

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Waiting area
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Grab a toy section
Insert a coin and get an egg with a toy/keychain in it
Insert a coin and get an egg with a toy/keychain in it

Going back, we ended up ordering the usual, Samgyeopsal and Woo Samgyeop. We also decided to try their Spicy Cold Noodles.

For two
Samgyeopsal and Woo Samgyeop
Spicy Cold Noodles (cold soup not included in the photo)


Everything was good! Their pork and beef were tender. Side dishes were minimal but we kind of understand why. Because not everybody will dwell on eating it.  And lastly their spicy cold noodles. It was our first time to try it, and it was really spicy! We actually had to ask how it’s supposed to be eaten, and basically, you just eat the noodles and have a spoon or 2 of the cold soup.  The saltiness of the soup compliment well with the sweetness of the noodles. 🙂

So if you have time this week or maybe next, we highly suggest that you visit Seoul Train Korean BBQ.


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28 Sgt. Esguerra Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila
0917 772 2203



Chung Mi Rae

When you’re craving for Korean food and you’re around the busy streets of Quezon City, there’s already a handful of restaurants offering you delicacies of such. But only a few would know that just along Scout Tuason corner Timog Avenue stands Chung Mi Rae.


We don’t know really know the history of this place but we’ve been passing by it for quite a while now and didn’t even know that this is an authentic Korean establishment until we’ve read it in 2015 Eat Out Now book.

Anyway, one night just after hiiting (yes, spelled with a double “i” just because we do HIIT!) we’ve finally decided to dine out in that small place – minimalist with just enough tables to fill the space and just enough staff to serve you (who disappears most often than not in their secret hideaway..haha kidding!). To satisfy our empty tummies with just the right amount of food, we ordered Doengjang Chige and Samgyupsal.

Doengjang Chige is a good choice if you’re a sucker for spicy soup dishes. It is a fermented bean soup topped with cucumber, tofu, onion leeks, onions and vegetables served with steamed rice. Serving is just enough for two and enough to warm up our tummies for a bigger dish. What’s good about it is you could inform the waiter to have the spiciness mellowed down to the level you want. A definite must try when dining in.


Banchans (side dish) serving in this restaurant is bigger compared to other Korean restaurants we’ve been to. 8 banchans, to be exact, was served on our table to kick off these grilled thin strips of bacon; of which included: Jelly with soy chili and sesame, spicy potatoes, seaweeds, kimchi, anchovies, fish cake, squid, and radish – all having this hint of spiciness in them. Aside from having to munch on these while waiting for your order, you can also use it to add flavor to your Samgyupsal. Not enough? You can actually ask for a refill — for free. Something that we love about these Korean restaurants. 😀


As for our main dish, we ordered Samgyupsal. With a big bowl of fresh lettuce on the side, you can have the meat and the banchans wrapped with it dipped in sesame oil with salt and pepper or the Ssamjang sauce to taste.

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What’s nice about these Korean restaurants is that you get to enjoy their food no matter how simple it may be. A spoonful of rice, a piece of meat, garlic and kimchi, wrapped in romaine lettuce can definitely tickle your taste buds. Plus you get to enjoy the whole wrapping thing.

All in all Chung Mi Rae was able to satisfy our craving, but it may not be one of our first go to place when we would want to have another Korean fix. Not because food wasn’t good, but maybe we were expecting something else. Something different maybe.

Chung Mi Rae is open until 10 pm and is located at Unit 6, 24k Mansion, Timog Sacred Heart, Quezon City
372 7200