Published on November 12, 2014
Seoul Express at The Fort Strip became a part of our list of must-try restaurants after it grabbed a spot in the 10 Underrated Restaurants in Bonifacio Global City, as compiled by spot.ph. We have already tried Pasta Roni and 100 Miles Café which are also part of the list. Anyway, Seoul Express is relatively a small restaurant if compared with its neighboring competitors. Because of its minute built, diners get to experience al fresco dining. I believe this is more of an advantage given that I usually smell like smoked meat after eating in a Korean restaurant. Haha! We arrived a little before 12PM on a Friday so the place was already packed as expected. Fortunately, there were still two small tables available. Meant to be! Haha!
I was actually quite impressed with the menu of Seoul Express. They have almost everything what diners look for when eating in a Korean restaurant. Plus, the prices are very reasonable, especially if you compare it with K-Pub which is just a few cartwheels away from Seoul Express. It took us quite a while to choose from their wide range of choices in the menu. But incidentally, almost all of us settled with their bibimbap.
Because we all wanted to eat meat for lunch, we opted to get their samgyeopsal. The menu says that it costs PHP300/person. The downside here is that the minimum order is two servings. The good thing though is they do the grilling part, so all we needed to do was eat the meat. Although I know that some people want to experience grilling their own meat, I don’t think it is applicable with the setup of Seoul Express. They probably need a faster turnover, and customers doing the grilling will probably take more time. It’s faster if people just eat and go. But of course, that’s only my assumption! Haha! Anyway, I was fine with this setup because again, I didn’t stink after lunch, and all I needed to focus on was eating the meat. Haha! But then again, I wanted my meat to be more charred. I didn’t get it because they did the grilling. (Ang gulo ko lang kausap ‘no?! Hindi niyo alam kung natuwa ba ako o hindi na hindi kami nag-ihaw! :p) But the samgyeopsal is actually good! The cut is thicker compared with the samgyeopsal I have tried from other Korean restaurants.