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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. =)

Baguio Woodnymph Korean Restaurant Military Cut Off 2018

Back where all our Korean food cravings began. =b

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

Baguio Woodnymph Korean Restaurant Military Cut Off side dishes banchan 2018

Side dishes

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.

Baguio Woodnymph Korean Restaurant Military Cut Off dining area 2018

Lots of space and lots of tables at Woodnymph Military Cut Off, wee!

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.

Baguio Woodnymph Korean Restaurant Military Cut Off sundubujige 2018

Sundubujige (“,)

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.

Baguio Woodnymph Korean Restaurant Military Cut Off dolsot bibimbab 2018

Dolsot bibimbab ^^,

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

Baguio Woodnymph Korean Restaurant Military Cut Off ojingobokum 2018

Ojingobokum =)

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. ^^,

Baguio Woodnymph Korean Restaurant Military Cut Off menu 2018

Every delicious Korean dish from Woodnymph Military Cut Off. *drool

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.

Baguio Woodnymph Korean Restaurant Military Cut Off lunch 2018

Lunch at Wood Nymph Resto. *nomnomnom

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)

Baguio Woodnymph Korean Restaurant Military Cut Off bossam 2018

Bossam

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. =))

Baguio Woodnymph Korean Restaurant Military Cut Off strawberry bingsu 2018

Strawberry bingsu \m/

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.

Baguio Woodnymph Korean Restaurant Military Cut Off Korean buffet 2018

Korean buffet with grilled meats, japchae, kimbab, mandu, tangsuyuk, doenjang jjigae and side dishes.

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).

Baguio Woodnymph Korean Restaurant Military Cut Off 2018

Samgyupsal, beef bulgogi, pork bulgogi, chicken kept fresh and chilled in this gizmo.

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.

Baguio Woodnymph Korean Restaurant Military Cut Off facade 2018

=D

Woodnymph Korean Restaurant

#36 Military Cut Off Road (beside Le Fern II Hotel)

Baguio City, Philippines

446 0272

https://www.facebook.com/Woodnymph-Korean-Restaurant-600432586747698/

 

 

***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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14 responses to “Woodnymph Military Cut Off: Baguio’s Longest-running Source of Delicious Korean Dishes”

  1. Mario says :

    Sangkatus na ang Korean buffet buffet chuvaness ha. Pang ilan na ditey sa original Wood Nymph?

    • XiNE says :

      Hello there, Mario! I’m not entirely sure but methinks there’s a handful Korean grill buffets now. Woodnymph Military Cut Off is the longest running Korean restaurant in Baguio though so they’ve already got so much experience how things are done. They’ve got a nice spread and it looks cleaner than the others I’ve seen. (Yes, I’m still on about the little ref display thingy for the meat. Really is a nice gadget for the buffet.)

      I noticed when we had buffet, that they also don’t lay out all the food there in one bulk; chafing dish of kimbab is not full, but just a few nicely spread out on the dish which they refill as soon as it’s all gone. I hope you try Baguio’s first ever Korean resto, Wood Nymph on MilCut (if you haven’t yet). I think my faves here would be their soup selection. *hihi Thanks for dropping by again and again, Mario! Happy eatsploring! (“,)

  2. Carol says :

    I have never been to the Military Cut Off vicinity lately and its news to me to see that Woodnymph Military Cut Off is still open. I thought the Sm branch is left. ^-^ Thanks

    • XiNE says :

      Hello, Carol! Yes, Baguio’s pioneer Korean restaurant, Woodnymph Military Cut Off is just there, growing and improving through the years. Oh and just an extra infobite for you, this Wood Nymph resto and the one in SM are no longer affiliated. Do check the Original Woodnymph out if you happen to find yourself on Military Cut Off Road.

      Thanks for visiting Find Good Baguio Foods. Happy Baguio food adventures! (“,)

  3. Alysa says :

    I had forgotten about Woodnymph. Tnx for your informative blog, my family and I will revisit this Korean restaurant soon.

    • XiNE says :

      Hello, Alysa! Just to many restaurants in food trip city, Baguio City, it’s hard to remember every one unless we pass by it or remember memories from them.

      Lots have changed with Woodnymph Military Cut Off specifically with the menu, lots more to be had. Have a great time making new memories here, enjoy your meal! Thank you for leaving a comment. (“,)

  4. Pauline B. says :

    BINGSU!!!!

  5. Albert S says :

    Ahem. Sundobujjigae is my favorite Korean dish!

    • XiNE says :

      Aha! Apir, Sir Albert! That’s my one of my favorite Korean soups too! (“,) This one from Woodnymph Mil Cut is kick ass spicy. *heehaha

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