Jewel (of A Meal) in the (Korean) Palace
What could be better than a meal of samgyeopsal? (My old Korean students must be thinking of their favorite dishes, right now. Shout outs to you, kiddos – who are not so kiddie anymore! (“,))
The answer: An eat all you can meal of samgyeopsal!
At Korean Palace (or Kung Jeon or Koreano Palasyo =D – says so on the sign facing the road coming to South Drive), they not only serve samgyeopsal but also a buffet of grilled meats. So more than pork cuts, they also provide marinated pork and US beef belly – all for P350/person.
After much preparation (fasting for a few hours =b), Race and I headed to the Korean Palace to give their grilled buffet a try. Walking into the establishment, we were met with a feast. I have never seen such a large display (or large containers full) of side dishes, pajori, meats and ssamjang. (It seems that the owner of Korean Palace also had a great collection of tongs, scissors and saucers of every shape and size – everything you need for an honest to goodness Korean meal. )
Our attendant(s) let us get started. I made sure we had everything on our table and Race went on grilling duty. Before all the meats were cooked, we already had mouthfuls of side dishes (marble potatoes with a generous sprinkling of sesame seeds, just the right tang for the kimchi, juicy radish cubes), pajori (sweeter than Wood Nymph’s version), and salad (with red-skinned radish and violet cabbage and a tasty – and pretty dressing – it had a purple/pinkish tinge to it).
With the meat perfectly grilled, away we went with wrapping these pieces in leaves of romaine lettuce. I still like the original samgyeopsal better – samgyeopsal gui. Must be due to the cold weather that the oils on the beef strips hardened quickly. The marinated pork was Race’s bet. ^^, The marinade seeped into the meat nicely where you wouldn’t need to put much ssamjang (Korean Palace’s is a bit runny but don’t let that fool you, it’s still flavorful) in your ‘wraps’.
I went a little crazy putting stuff on our plates, forgetting that there was a ‘no leftover policy’ in place. It’s a P500 charge for leftovers. Our fasting paid off, however, because we didn’t leave a morsel when our meal ended. As you would guess, we were then exceptionally sated. (We had to walk it off – South Drive to home. I’m so glad Baguio is a wonderful place to go walking. Oh yeah! \m/)
X marks Korean Palace for good food in Baguio.
Service: Thanks to the attendant who accommodated my questions. Kudos to the head waiter, too. He carried himself so regally, I had an image of how the maitre d’s at fancy restaurants (in other countries) would carry themselves – regal but not snooty, alrightie; there is a difference. Thank you so much, guys! (“,)
***They’ve got some beautiful traditional Korean costumes hanging by the door that you can wear for a photo op after (or before) your meal, too. I wanted to get into one but then, it crossed my mind, the photo would totally rock with more people (in costume) in it. =D So I’ll be back with my foodie posse. *hee
Baguio City, Philippines
***Jewel in the Palace episode summary, here: daejanggeum.blogsome.com/jewel-in-the-palace/
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