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Chef's Noodle Korean RestaurantWednesday, April 30, 2014
Upon receiving an e-mail invite last week to Chef's Noodle Robinsons Magnolia branch's ribbon-cutting ceremony, I immediately responded with a yes. I love Korean food! Before, the first (and maybe only) thing that comes to mind when someone says Korean food is kimchi, but after working at Samsung for a while, I got exposed to dining at some authentic Korean spots which made me fall in love with the hearty, most of the times spicy cuisine.
What I found interesting about Chef's Noodle (after Google-ing) was that it appeared like a casual, fancy Korean restaurant. I've been to a couple of authentic Korean restaurants (apart from Bon Chon and Bulgogi Brothers) and I've never seen one that's looking so modern. Now, I'm really excited to try what they've got to offer.
It was my first time visiting Robinsons Magnolia (good thing it was a short trip from the office), and luckily found Chef's Noodle right away.
Subspace. Whoever is responsible for designing the place deserves a gold medal. Hahaha.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was graced with the presence of Chef's Noodle Korea owner, Kim Suk Hoon; Korean celebrity chef, Choi In Sun; Chef’s Noodle Philippines CEO, Mary Simisim; Operations Manager, Nancy Go; and celebrity guest, Pia Wurtzbach.
For those who don't know (like me haha), Chef Choi In Sun is famous in Korea for his cooking show, Starking Show. If you ask me, he should also be famous for effortlessly rocking that Fedora hat! Haha. Also, Chef's Noodle is one of Korea's most celebrated restaurants. If they're that good, it's a great thing they're already here!
On the table:
Fortunately, the other bloggers I'm sharing the table with wanted to try as much dishes as we can (not our fault, they told us we could order anything from the menu hehe), so we ordered a w h o l e l o t.
|Ddukbokki Carbonara (PhP 245)|
|Shrimp Twigim (PhP345)|
|Bulgogi Kimbap (PhP 125)|
|Leek and Shrimp Twigim (PhP 345)|
|Bibimbap (PhP 125)|
|Chef's Noodle (Can you spot Chef Choi In Sun and his Fedora hat? Hehehe.) (PhP 225)|
|Starking Fire Sushi (PhP 245)|
There's two more variants of this: Shrimp and Tuna sushi.
Putting all my rants aside, I really enjoyed eating Chef's Noodle's pajun. It's light but filling, and very flavorful! The sprinkle of sesame seeds on top was a first for me. It actually added a little texture, a little crunch when taking a bite of this dish.
|Stairway to Heaven|
There were definitely some hits and misses on Chef's Noodle's menu but they're still relatively new so I know there would still be improvements. The modern twists to some of my Korean food favorites might take a while to grow on me but budget-wise (and since most dishes are healthier options than most fastfood of the same price range), I wouldn't mind paying them a visit again. There's still too much on the menu left to try! ALSO: SEAFOOD PAJUN! I hope they have more branches soon, too!
Chef's Noodle is located at Lower Ground Floor, Robinsons Magnolia, New Manila, Quezon City
(besides Robinsons Appliances)
Operating Hours: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM (Mondays thru Thursdays and Sundays)
10:00 AM to 10:00 PM (Fridays and Saturdays)
Contact No.: (02) 656-7033
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