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Wood Nymph: Satisfaction Guaranteed!

Having moonlighted as an English tutor for Koreans for a couple of years, you could say that I’m pretty well versed in all foods Korean.  The most authentic you can get it would be when you eat at a student’s house.  When you stay at the academy for long hours, the lunch spread and the dinner spread is surely going to be Korean food, too.  Eating out, the most popular place for my students and their families is Wood Nymph.  Twelve years ago, it was just the establishment over at Military Cut Off.  A few years after, Wood Nymph, the Luneta Hill branch opened.

Pajori and Samgyeopsal at Wood Nymph

Pajori and Samgyeopsal

Side Dishes at Wood Nymph

I never thought that I would get a taste for the hot and spicy dishes that Koreans love so much.  My first years as a tutor, I had to muster all my will power to finish kimchi jjigae/kimchi soup.  (It was like every time the spoon was dipped back into the soup, it became iron hot =b)  Today, I could list the same food that my students raved about in conversation class as my favorites.  Jumping to the present, I also got my family, P3 and Race into the Korean food bandwagon.  (Ah yeah!!!)

Wood Nymph food

Side Dishes, Bibimbap, Kimbap, Sundubu Jjigae, and Jajangmyeon

Birthday at Wood Nymph

Wood Nymph Birthday! Weeee!

My all time favorite Korean food is bibimbap.  I also like kimbap (the complete meal in a bite *hihi).  I still dream of having miyeok guk for my birthday (and okay, on regular days too *haha).  Ssamjang has become a staple in the house and we use it as dressing for the fresh greens we get from the Baguio City Market.  I order sundubu jjigae if I want to eat a kick ass soup.  (Yes, major spicy and the tofu mixed in it gives an amusing sensation sliding down your throat.)  If I get really hungry and I want to eat something satisfying, the first dish that comes to mind is samgyeopsal.  That’s how sure I am of the satisfying quality of samgyeopsal.

Meeting Old (Foodie) Friends at Wood Nymph

Meeting Old (Foodie) Friends at Wood Nymph (“,) Shout out to Jaq!

Samgyeopsal at Wood Nymph

Samgyeopsal

Let me emphasize again that this would have to come from Wood Nymph.  Wood Nymph serves it up with a pile of sangchu/lettuce, pajori/Korean scallion salad (ohhh mouthwatering pajori) and of course, saucers of different varieties of banchan/side dishes.  You might be asking now which Wood Nymph restaurant I favor to get a good samgyeopsal spread.  I would have to say, it’s the one on Luneta Hill.

Dining at Wood Nymph

Going Korean (“,) Shout out to Leby and Ave!

We’ve been going to this restaurant for years.  It’s become a hangout to the point that we became friends with the staff there.  They know us well enough to anticipate how many banchan refills or plates of pajori we need at a particular visit.  (Love you, Wood Nymph staff!)  Sometimes, we order samgyeopsal just so that we can have pajori.  (Maybe it’s more than love we feel for this simple plate of greens.  Cue background music: Michael Bolton’s Said I Love You But I Lied *heeharhar).

Wood Nymph Bibimbap

Un-‘bibim-ed’ Bibimbap

The bottom line is that, when you want to eat a healthy and satisfying meal, the best choice is going to be samgyeopsal.  Whether you get it at Wood Nymph Military Cut Off or Wood Nymph Luneta Hill, satiety is a guarantee.

X marks Wood Nymph for good Korean food in Baguio.

Food: 5 treasure chests

Service: 5 treasure chestsalso…Love and Devotion  (from all of us to all the Wood Nymph staff *hihi)

Ambiance: 4 treasure chests

Price: 4 treasure chests

Wood Nymph

Luneta Hill

Military Cut Off Road

Baguio City, Philippines

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25 responses to “Wood Nymph: Satisfaction Guaranteed!”

  1. XiNE says :

    Hello there, lesleycarter! Thanks a million for clicking Like for this blog! Come, let’s go Korean with the food at Wood Nymph! Have a wonderful day! (“,)

  2. Anonymous says :

    miss u xine….thanks for posting our pics…definitely wow…..

    • XiNE says :

      Hiyee, Jaq! Weee, you’re welcome! Thanks rin for visiting my blog and for going on a foodie adventure with me. When and where next? (“,) Have a nice day!

  3. Kapitana says :

    So disappointed they dont have beef to grill and it did not say that its location is inside sm baguio. Here we are trying to avoid that place but we ended up here.

    • XiNE says :

      Hello, anonymous one! So sad to hear that you’re disappointed with your experience at Wood Nymph SM Baguio.

      I’m not exactly sure though what in the feature gave you the idea that they had beef to grill on the menu.

      As to me not saying that Wood Nymph is inside SM, this post was written in 2012, in the heat of the tree earthballing issue and I didn’t want to give any attention to the mall then. Besides, the only building on Luneta Hill is SM. Also, if you read this post, I mentioned there are two branches in Baguio (the other one along Military Cut Off).

      By the way, if you have any principles about avoiding a certain place, please don’t let my blog be the reason you are forced into ending up anywhere. If a restaurant doesn’t have what you want, please feel free to get up and walk away. Wishing you more pleasant dining experiences in the future! (“,)

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