Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Gangnam Style Korean BBQ Casual Izakaya: Family Korean BBQ Night (Harbor Square)

My friend Joei has long been urging me to try Gangnam Style.  So I mentioned it to the family and they agreed to try it.  While on the way, I was surprised that we were headed to Harbor Square when I thought it was in Makati.  We searched the net and all entries were also in Makati.  But, since we're already there we might as well try it right?  

gangnam style korean bbq casual izakaya
It has a big lighted sign with a guy logo that looks a lot like Psy (the singer of the song.  It is located just above the worst branch of The Chicken and Rice Shop (their dessert items are hardly ever available).  

gangnam style korean bbq casual izakaya
Taking a plight of stairs, we arrived by its entrance bombarded by promos.  We didn't stop to read and just went in as we were hungry.  Later on, we found out that they offer 6 free side dishes (we got this) and bingsu (this was not available during our visit).  

gangnam style korean bbq casual izakaya
The interiors were really nice.  The dining areas each had a square table equipped with gas griller, pillows for seats and display shelves that serve as dividers.  Their was a background music too but not Korean as I would have expect.
gangnam style korean bbq casual izakaya



Food

gangnam style korean bbq casual izakaya
Banchan
The server took our orders and immediately served our complimentary Banchan.  We were surprised at how generous they are with Banchan.  There was the usual .  And, there are full serving size of the Gyeran Jjim (steamed egg) and Kimchi Jigae

gangnam style korean bbq casual izakaya


kimchi stew
Kimchi Stew (Kimchi-jjigae) *complimentary but menu price is 250 php
complimentary soup
Complimentary Soup
BBQ
Soon, our BBQ orders arrived and server begun grilling them.  She overheard us talking about the Gangnam Style in Makati and told us that it is indeed a branch of it.  But, she said the one in Makati is more popular and they use charcoal grillers there. 

grilled chicken
Grilled Chicken Ribs (Yangyeum Dak-Galbi) (350 php)

The Grilled Chicken Ribs marinade was successful in appealing to our tastebuds.
red pepper pasta pork belly
Red Pepper Paste Pork Belly (Gochojang Samgyeopsal) (280 php)
Red Pepper Paste Pork Belly rarely make a lasting impression to me but this did.  Just look at their beautiful thick, marbled and fatty pork slab and you can probably tell how flavorful it is and even enhanced by the red pepper paste.
gangnam style korean bbq casual izakaya

gangnam style korean bbq casual izakaya
This tray is refillable so enjoy these with your grills.  Add the spicy vegetables to boot.

Meal Special
kimchi fried rice
Kimchi Fried Rice (Kimchi Bokkeumbob) (250 php)
Since my mom loves Kimchi Fried Rice and wanted to try all versions of it, we ordered one.  It was good but still doesn't top our favorite.

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Gangnam Style is a must try if you're looking for authentic Korean dishes.  With all their complimentary dishes, you're belly will be more than satisfied with much left on your wallet.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Gangnam Style Korean BBQ Casual Izakaya Menu
Ambiance Menu 1 | Menu 2 | Menu 3 | Meal 4 | Meal 5 |
Side Dish | Meal | Meal Special | Drinks |
Taste
Service
Price
=Favorites or Recommended 
Gangnam Style Korean BBQ Casual Izakaya
Business Address Harbor Square, Bukaneng St, PICC,
Pasay City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 10am-10pm
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 250-500
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact
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