Last Saturday, May 5, was my birthday. My hubby surprised me with a dinner at Sariwon Korean Barbeque at The Fort. He knew that I really wanted to try some Korean dishes and even soju. (Oh, I remember, I had eaten bulgogi before). I didn't expect that he'll bring me to an authentic Korean restaurant such as Sariwon.
The place was packed when we arrived at around 6:30pm. We were graciously assisted by Diana (one of the owners), with our orders while waiting for our table (her sister Donna also made sure that we enjoyed our dinner). As first timers, we decided to order the Galbi (pronounced as "kalbi" according to one of the staff), a juicy and tender marinated USDA beef short rib grilled at the table and Haemul Pajeon , a traditional Korean pancake, made with squid, shrimp, oysters and green onion. After a few minutes, there was a table for us. Upon seating, we were served barley tea, vegetable salad (I forgot to take a picture) and side dishes, my favorites are the sweetened pumpkin and anchovies.
|Galbi, served with bell pepper, garlic & mushroom... super tender and tasty|
|Haemul Pajeon...yummy pancake|
|Side dishes...sweet pumpkin, spinach, kimchi, radish, anchovies and bean sprouts|
After all the "wows" and "manyaman" (delicious), we left the restaurant not with a heavy heart but with a heavy tummy...hahaha.... I'm sure we'll be back!
Sariwon Korean Barbeque
7th Avenue cor. 29th St.
Bonifacio High St. Central
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City