August 1, 2017: it was my first time to set foot in Ayala Malls the 30th for a travel-themed event to introduce the new dishes of Bonchon Philippines. Their store here sports the new design of Bonchon outlets which has that Western-meets-Asian-vibe slash Modern Barn look.
Am supposed to take photos of the place but I was hungry and this irresistible plate was laid in front of us. Nom nom nom..it was my favorite Bonchon crunchy chicken wings in soy garlic sauce.
Warning: you can never say “am on a diet” with these chicken pieces that Pinoys have come to love like those Korean telenovelas. You just hope they come up with something like unli-sauce, lol. Diners have a choice of other glazes according to their preference: spicy, honey citrus and crunchy garlic. Try one or choose all.
We did say Bonchon has new dishes and the first offering we got to try was the Gangnam Bao. For only P89, one can have this burger or sandwich, Korea edition.You can have your choice of steamed or fried bun with crunchy chicken fillet in soy garlic glaze and veggie dressing. It’s a complete meal in itself as it comes with fries.
The Jjampong Spicy Noodle Soup is another winner This is actually a must-try and it’s only P49. Perfect as an add-on or as a snack. It’s noodles that comes in this special spicy seafood broth, with red hot pepper flakes then topped with crispy fish poppers. Yum yum
Up next came the bibimbowl. There are a lot of things to love about this dish: it looks good, presentation-wise plus it has the right balance of egg, veggies and meat. At Bonchon, diners can have a choice of three bibimbowl sauces: Original, Fiery Spice and Creamy Curry. The resto chain also has recently introduced the Taco Bibimbowl which is a Korean-Mexican take on bibimbap with freshly prepared salsa, soft Mexican bean, crunchy nachos, and an enchanting mix of Korean-Mexican paste. How cool is that?
I managed in time to snap a photo of this waitstaff delivering a hot bowl of Bonchon’s Korean Beef Stew. Real chunks of beef mixed in a sweetish, delicious sauce can feed the truly hungry.
Every good meal ends with dessert and Bonchon never fails in this aspect with the classic Korean iced treat called Bingsu. It’s made up of ultra-fine snow ice then topped with Milky Kreme, syrup and one’s toppings of choice like fruits. I had this Mango Cheesecake Bingsu but there are other flavors too and these are Matcha Vanilla, Strawberry Cheesecake and Chocolate Brownie
Verdict: busog na
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