My Food Court Dish of the Year
My sister took me to Glorietta food court’s new food stall two months ago. Kalbi, a fusion of Korean and Mexican food, is an exotic feast for your taste buds. The menu: burritos for P159, two-piece tacos for P129, fajitas for P139, and quesadillas for P129, all with your choice of chicken, beef, or pork. P49 side dishes include nachos, fries, onion rings, and cheesy mac, while desserts are narrowed down to two picks—dessert quesadilla for P80 and Korean ice cream for P40.
After visiting Kalbi a few times since it opened in Glorietta, I’ve found my favorite—KB Bap, the best P149 I’ve ever spent in Glorietta’s food court, where I’ve been a loyal customer since the ’90s. The KB Bap sizzling plate serves a generous portion of your choice of meat (chicken, beef, or pork), fried rice, and hefty servings of the following side dishes: corn off the cob, kimchi, diced carrots, bean sprouts, and chopped Chinese cabbage. The entire plate is lovingly arranged with a topping of sunny-side up egg.
This plate could feed two petite girls, but I have the appetite of a grown man. I savored every morsel of my fusion dish and wiped the plate clean. Some people may raise an eyebrow at the thought of Korean fused with Mexican flavors, but Kalbi did a good job at combining Korea’s zesty seasonings with Mexico’s spicy savors and colorful plating.
While Kalbi’s Glorietta branch has a fast-paced to-go vibe, their Eastwood restaurant is great for casual dining and hanging out, as it features a more extensive menu that includes burrito bowls, chili-soy wings, and value meals.
Korean + Mexican = Gastronomy!Kalbi: Korean Wraps To Go is located at Glorietta Mall Food Court
East Drive, Ayala Center, Makati, Philippines
E. Rodriguez Ave. (C-5), Bagumbayan, Libis
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel. no. +63917-328-7468 and +63922-878-7912