Many Filipinos are crazy about the Korean culture. Not only in music, movies, entertainment and fashion, but also in food. No wonder numerous restaurants right now are offering Korean – not because of Korean people coming here – but mostly, for Filipinos to enjoy a taste of Korean.
One local restaurant right now putting Korean food into the plates of Filipinos is the Kogi Bulgogi. Just recently, Kogi Bulgogi launched their KPop Chicken.
There are two variants of the KPop Chicken: The Sweet Soy and the Spicy Soy.
So is Kogi Bulgogi KPop Chicken going to “chicken out” in a very competitive chicken food race? Let’s see.
KPop Chicken Look
Presentation of food may not be everything, but it is definitely SOMETHING. The Kogi Bulgogi KPop Chicken is garnished with its signature sauce sprinkled with sesame seeds and chopped green onions on top, making the look so flavorful and juicy.
Most probably, the good, soft lighting of the resto supplemented the outright good looks of the KPop Chicken. Personally, I wouldn’t eat something that looks awful. And I’m sure, you would do the same. Presentation wise, the Kpop Chicken looks delectable.
The KPop Chicken is served in different sets: 4pcs, 6pcs and 12pcs.
Compared to other chicken offering in other restaurant, the cut sizes of the KPop Chicken is not just visually larger, but in essence, truly larger than other more popular chicken restaurant.
KPop Chicken Taste
Surprisingly, the KPop Chicken is more than I expected it to be. Coming from a Korean resto where I expect especializing more on marinated grilled meat, well, well, well… I stand corrected.
For the Sweet Soy, it rightfully tasted for those who are not into spicy food, yet love the juicy, flavorful chicken up to the inner meat.
Personally, I prefer the Spicy Soy. The blend of the sweet base (like of the Sweet Soy) with that unique kick of the spice, tingled my tastebuds that made me want for more. There is that sweet, spicy good after taste that makes KPop Chicken really good to eat.
Honestly, I had quite a number of share of the Spicy Soy. If I weren’t full yet that time, I’d probably eat at least 6-8 pieces.
KPop Chicken Price
Both the KPop Chicken variants are offered at the same price at:
- Php 125 – 4 pcs
- Php 185 – 6 pcs
- Php 365 – 12 pcs
VERDICT (KPop Chicken)
As for me, I found the KPop Chicken to be a main attraction in the Kogi Bulgogi menu. If others may see that the KPop Chicken to be just an appetizer, then, better think again. It is tastes really good that you could actually put it as a main dish together with your kimchi rice.
It is worth your money and time to spend on tasting the KPop Chicken. Don’t just take my word for that, try it for yourself and approve or disprove my claim.
More than the Chicken
Before the KPop Chicken, of course Kogi Bulgogi offered other dishes. And during my dine at Kogi Bulgogi Gateway Cubao, I was able to try some of their offerings. And here are a quick rundown on each dish that I tasted.
BANCHAN – FREE Unlimited Appetizers
(6 varieties including Kimchi)
PROS: Unlimited and Free
CALIFORNIA ROLL – Php 160 (6pcs) | Php 310 (12pcs)
Fresh crabsticks, mango and rice rolled fish roe
HAEMUL PA JEON – PHp 180
Mixed Seafood Pancake
JAPCHAE – Php 258
Stir fried vermicelli with pork and mixed vegetables
KIMCHI RICE – Php 110
Stir friend rice with pickled cabbage, white radish, and cucumber. Flavored with chicken, garlic, green onion, and chilli pepper
KOREAN ICE CREAM BAR – Php 65 (Chocolate)
SOJU WITH WATER – Php 128
(Pardon, I do not have any shot. Will add next time)
Kogi Bulgogi Gateway Cubao Branch
Being in the place for the first time, I find the Kogi Bulgogi Gateway branch to be simply elegant. The wide area of the restaurant decorated with well coordinated colors and decorations, you cannot help but feel relaxed.
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DISCLAIMER: Being an invited guest for a blogger event, I can’t fully rate their service, as I, together with other bloggers, were served differently as the preparation of the food for us is different. I will be going to Kogi Bulgogi on a separate occasion to test their service.
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