Woodnymph Military Cut Off: Baguio’s Longest-running Source of Delicious Korean Dishes
Baguio being the true food trip city that it is, is now inundated with restaurants and eating places. With a wide selection of cuisines to offer, it’s not far off that when we eat out, it brings us a taste of a different country. =)
As the pioneer Korean resto in the City of Pines, I’ve been to Woodnymph Restaurant on Military Cut Off countless times. When my foodie lovies and I are at Korean places, whichever they are, however, I find that we stick to samgyeopsal, whether it’s minimum order of two or buffet, with an extra order of kimchi jjigae. #CreatureOfHabit
The invitation by Sir Eric of the original Wood Nymph came at just the right time. Having mostly been to their SM counterpart (just similar names now, they’re totally under different management) for convenience in recent years, the visit to Baguio’s first ever Korean restaurant refreshed my memory and I remember how I always had it good at Military Cut Off. (“,) The kids at the academy I went with before never just had samgyupsal. They had a variety of taste explosions. Just like in those visits years ago, our host recommended to us their best sellers, the favorite of their Korean patrons.
Before I even had time to closely inspect and get drool-y faced over the high quality photos lining one side of the dining area, I had to go back to our table because lunch was ready. Whoa, that was a fast prep. \m/ I hurriedly walked from the other end of the dining area (expanded from the previous years) to the other end where our table was.
Sundubujjigae starters. Don’t be fooled by that bubbly red orange liquid bowl of soup in the photo above. Underneath all that boiling spicy broth of soondubu, the egg dropped in it has already cooked through. Stuck to the egg are tons of shellfish, scallions, and soft silken tofu. =D When I scooped some of the chigae into our little bowls, there were tons more that swished away from the serving spoon.
We were also served bibimbap, which is everything you need as a meal in one bowl, I’d say. Military Cut Off’s version had oyster mushrooms and also shredded perilla leaves aside from the ‘usual suspect’ veggies. That added a hint of minty-ness to the spoonfuls we ate. =b
Just in time for Lent, the selections we’ve had so far had no meat in them. Just scrumptious seafood and veggies packed like the ojingo bokum, our next dish. It might not look like much, but for its taste, it’s perfect with tons of rice for the zingy spicy sauce that covers all the vegetables and tender squid. ^^,
Breathing through our mouths now because of the hot food, hot in every sense of the word, temperature wise and taste wise, Woodnymph wasn’t done wowing us yet. *hihi The bossam needed a few more minutes to be prepped. Though I was pretty happy having my chopsticks in whatever was laid out for us at the moment.
Not strips of meat but chunks of pork served with steamed wombok, what gives character to this plate is the veggie strips in gochujang … and also the tenderness of that pork. A little drop of ssamjang, wrap the leaves around the meat and the bossam fulfills its destiny of making us, foodies, happy. (I didn’t put chilies and garlic in my wraps … that’s all Race’s. *tee hee)
Long before I was really ready, dessert was served. Why, it’s bingsu, of course. There are three kinds to choose from at this restaurant. Comforting creamy icy spoonfuls of just the right sweetness milk shards topped with fruits, strawberries this time. This proved to be the perfect alternate to the tasty bokum and kick ass sondubu we were still finishing. My tongue’s nice and tempered now. =))
If you don’t like to dine a la carte at this Korean resto … what’s wrong with you? *tahaha I’m kidding. If you don’t like to dine a la carte because you’re in the mood for a food fest, a grilling buffet for lunch, 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and dinner, 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. is also available at Woodnymph MilCut for P399 per person.
It’s complete with all the side dishes (kimchi, cubed veggies salad, sweetened marble potatoes, a miyeok/seaweed side dish, and even lumpia bites), the condiments (besides the regular ones, they have wasabi and a finishing salt mixed with pepper), and additional viands (kimbap, japchae, tangsuyuk, mandu, and deonjang soup ❤ ❤ ❤ ) one could ever want so you won’t be stuck with a monotonous mouthful of just grilled meats (which by the way, they keep to its freshest in a nice little thingamajig that keeps the meat cool even while it’s on display).
Oh man, the evening Chef Kevin, Sir Albert, and X+1 came here for buffet, I zoned in on the soup. I couldn’t count how many bowls I consumed. More ❤ ‘s for deonjang jjigae!
As it was years back, X still marks Woodnymph for good food in Baguio. And if you go the extra kilometer to Military Cut Off, everyone here will go the extra mile and then some to make your Korean themed meal, be it buffet or a la carte, a memorable one.
Woodnymph Korean Restaurant
#36 Military Cut Off Road (beside Le Fern II Hotel)
Baguio City, Philippines
***Thank you for the refresher on the best of Korean dishes, Sir Eric! Race and I really enjoyed our mealtime at the original Woodnymph Korean Restaurant. See you again soon and more power!
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